Over the past year, we have had the pleasure of sharing the research and careers of each our PhD alumni. 2020 marks 30 years since the first graduate of the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources’ doctoral program received her PhD. In the years since, close to 50 outstanding individuals have completed their doctoral studies at the Centre, going on to conduct groundbreaking research, teach new generations, and bring expertise to both the public and private sectors.
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CIRHR alumni share an enduring legacy of contributions to our understanding of employment relationships in Canada and globally. But more than that, they form a tight-night network of research colleagues and collaborators. We couldn't have known, when we started this series in September 2019, the changes the coming year would bring or how those changes would make networks like this one more valuable than ever. As the second half of series unfolded through remote work, the Centre's ongoing connections with our alumni has been a source of joy for us, as we hope it as been for all of our community too.
This project could not have succeeded without the work of IRHR Library Assistant Ashley Nichol, work study student Charlotte Halstead, and the invaluable Savannah Li. Thank you, all.
We are very excited to next be turning our attention to our MIR and MIRHR graduates. Since we can't feature every single Masters graduate in the program's 45-year history, if you or someone you know would be interested in participating, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for our first issue in September!