Dionne Pohler

Associate Professor; Associate Director, Undergraduate and PhD Programs; CIBC Chair in Youth Employment

Cross-Appointments

Rotman Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Research
  • Labour-management relationship
  • Union impact
  • Employee voice
  • Compensation and income inequality
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Role/professionalization of HRM
  • Organizational governance
  • Co-op development
  • Policy implementation 
Teaching 
  • Strategy and governance
  • Human resource management
  • Labour relations and labourpolicy
  • Organizational behaviour (decision-making; negotiations)
  • Co-operatives and social economy
  • Research methods

Full publications list

 

Biography

Dr. Dionne Pohler is an associate professor, appointed at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources and the Rotman School of Management Department of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources at the University of Toronto. She is also a Fellow of Co-operative Strategy and Governance at the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research covers topics on work and employment, unions and labour relations, organizational governance, and co-operative economic development, with a particular focus on rural settler and indigenous communities. Major current projects include investigating the causes of the gender earnings gap and the implementation challenges of labour legislation and social policies in Canada.

Education

BCom, Dalhousie University
PhD in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, University of Alberta School of Business