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Queen's University

School of Policy Studies


The PMIR Speaker Series (now the Warren K. WInkler series) hosted outstanding Human Resources
and Labour Relations practitioners, prominent scholars, and others engaged in IR research and practice.






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  • Managing LR in a Time of Increasing Complexity 
    (May 18, 2011)

    Richard J. Dixon, Vice President and HR Officer, Nav Canada

  • Key Challenges and Issues facing the Labour Board  
    (February 11, 2011)

    Elizabeth MacPherson, Canada Industrial Relations Board 

  • Dealing with Incivility and Bullying in the Workplace  
    (January 21, 2011)

    Jana Raver, Queen's School of Business 

  • Reflections on Challenging Times: Looking Back and into the Future
    (November 26, 2010)

    George C.B. Smith, Adjunct Professor and former Senior Vice-President at CBC/Radio-Canada

  • Forging Effective Partnerships: Government and Service Provide Joint HR Strategy in Ontario's Developmental Services Sector
    (September 29, 2010)

    Steven Finlay and Carol Latimer 


  • The Effect of the World Economic Upheaval on the State of Labour Relations in Ontario
    (March 26, 2009)
    Kevin Wilson, ADM, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

  • HR Planning: Is there a role for unions?  
    (March 19, 2009)
    Hazel Gilchrist, Manager, Human Resources, KFL&A Public Health

  • OPS Bargaining
    (March 12, 2009) 
    Warren "Smokey" Thomas, President, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

  • Workplace Harassment, Incivility and Bullying
    (March 5, 2009) 
    Jana Raver, Assistant Professor and E. Marie Shantz Faculty Fellow of Organizational Behaviour, Queen's School of Business

  • Non Smoking in Federal Institutions: From a Policy Consideration to Implementation "Sounds Easy, Butt..."
    (February 26, 2009)
    Ross Toller, Regional Deputy Commissioner (Ontario), Correctional Service of Canada
    Bob Fisher, Regional Human Resources Manager, Correctional Service of Canada

  • HRSDC Labour Program: Canada's source of workplace information for practitioners and researchers
    (February 5, 2009) 

    Janson LaBond, Workplace Information Directorate, Labour Program, Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)

  • AMAPCEO and the Ontario Public Service: A new labour relations paradigm  (January 29, 2009)
    Gary Gannage, President & CEO, Association of Management, Administrative & Professional Crown Employees of Ontario

  • Justice for Aboriginal Workers
    (January 22, 2009)
    Stan Raper, Director, United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Agricultural Workers Division


  • Labour Relations in Canada's Nuclear Industry from a Union Perspective
    (March 18, 2008)
    David Shier, President, Canadian Nuclear Worker's Council 

  • Occupational Disease Prevention: Accomplishments and Challenges for the Future
    (March 4, 2008)
    Alec Farquhar, Managing Director, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers 

  • How public servants are employed and why: the new Public Service of Ontario Act
    (January 29, 2008)
    Timothy Hadwen, Portfolio Director, Lands & Resources/Prosecutions Portfolio, Legal Services Division, Ministry of the Attorney General 

  • Recent Issues in Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining
    (November 27, 2007)
    Akivah Starkman, Executive Director, Canadian Industrial Relations Board 

  • Inaugural lecture in the new HR/LR Speaker Series
    (November 13, 2007)
    Reg Pearson, Director, Labour Management Services, Ontario Ministry of Labour 


School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020