Ex-CBC VP joins School of Policy Studies
George Smith, a former Senior Vice-President with CBC/Radio-Canada, has been named a Fellow in the School of Policy Studies.
He will focus on industrial relations and contribute to the school’s research, graduate degree programs and professional outreach programs.
“I am happy to be returning to Kingston,” says Mr. Smith, who graduated from Queen’s in 1973 with a Bachelor of Commerce. “I am looking forward to taking the knowledge that I’ve learned at the bargaining table and in the boardroom and sharing it with students in the classroom.”
Mr. Smith has also served as Vice-President of Industrial Relations at CP Rail and Senior Director of Employee relations at Air Canada. He has developed and given many seminars on labour relations and collective bargaining.
He has already given several presentations for Queen’s and plans to teach a course in negotiation for the Professional Masters of Industrial Relations Program in the spring.
“We are thrilled to have George Smith join us,” says School of Policy Studies director Peter Harrison. “He is a leader in his field and has a vast amount of experience from his time working at CBC, CP Rail and Air Canada. He has a lot to offer to the Queen’s community.”