The Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) degree program is aimed at developing the knowledge and competencies that human resources and labour relations professionals need. The MIR provides students with:
"The Master’s program in Industrial Relations was certainly an excellent experience. It helped me focus and develop my priorities. One of the most exciting pieces for me over the years has been the alumni network. The network of resources and contacts that has been available since graduation has been very valuable. I’ve been able to gather and share ideas on a number of occasions and I’ve worked even with several of my classmates.” Lori Stewart, M.I.R., 1995
"The MIR/JD program has provided me with the opportunity to supplement my legal studies with further understanding of human resources management, collective agreement administration and labour relations. The added bonus of interacting with high quality professional students allows me to broaden my knowledge and maintain personal relationships for future years" Ryan Plener, M.I.R./ J.D. candidate
M.I.R.: 10-12 months, full time
M.I.R./J.D.: 3-3.5 years + an additional year for articling
Professional M.I.R.: Part-time option on weekends, September – April and one week in May and June, for professionals with a minimum of 3 years of HR/Labour Relations experience.
Richard Chaykowski: Labour policy, labour relations and collective bargaining, organizational and workplace practices
Glenda Fisk: Employee entitlement, emotion regulation and stress in service occupations, workplace fairness issues
Robert Hickey: Labour unions, collective bargaining and labour relations, negotiations, conflict management
Deborah Leighton: Arbitration and mediation
Jacoba Lilius: Organizational implications of high-quality workplace relationships, occupational stress and emotional labour, compassion in the workplace, health-care management
Vincent Pohl: Labour and Health Economics
Student are invited to apply for internal (see below) and external awards for which they are eligible including Ontario Graduate Scholarship and SSHRC scholarships. Entering graduate students who win federal government tri-council awards are automatically provided a $5,000 top-up award by Queen’s.
Application Deadline: March 1 to qualify for awards.
Notification of Acceptance: As early as April.