Dionne Pohler

Associate Professor


Rotman Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • 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 
  • 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



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.


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