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New Graduate Programs to the Faculty of Arts and Science as of July 1, 2014


School of Urban and Regional Planning
Industrial Relations

Queen's University has a long-standing commitment to teaching and research in industrial relations. Its professional graduate programs in labour relations and human resource management are designed to prepare highly effective professionals in labour relations and human resource management who possess a balanced appreciation for all aspects of industrial relations and have the advanced skills and intellectual flexibility and advanced skills to function knowledgeably and analytically in their workplaces throughout their careers.

The one-year, full-time Master of Industrial Relations program (MIR) attracts new graduates as well as career employees wishing to renew or upgrade their credentials. The MIR-JD joint degree program is offered in cooperation with the Faculty of Law to those with strong interests in employment and labour law.

The part-time Professional Master of Industrial Relations (PMIR) program allows experienced professionals the opportunity to pursue graduate studies, while meeting full-time employment and personal responsibilities. 

All of these programs provide the knowledge and skills to respond effectively to current organizational requirements and future challenges relating to the employment relations. Specific goals and objectives include the following:

  • A thorough grounding in industrial relations theory and practice;
  • Familiarity with current research and developments in the field broadly and the ability to critically interpret this research;
  • A multi-disciplinary approach to understanding research and practice in industrial relations, including a grounding in labour policy, labour relations and human resources management, labour law and labour economics,
  • An understanding of evolving employment relationships and organizational dynamics; and
  • A solid foundation in labour policy and legislation, the law governing the employment relationship and the collective bargaining relationship, and human rights law.

These objectives are achieved through a combination of formal coursework, analytical skills seminars, and independent research. Coursework involves, lectures, group work, simulations, case studies and interactions with visiting senior practitioners and policy makers in public and private sector organizations and labour unions.

For more information:

Program Contact

Jennifer Dee
MIR Program Coordinator
Faculty Arts and Science
Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6

Phone: 613.533.6000 ext. 77322
E-mail: MIR.Program@queensu.ca
Website: http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/industrial-relations