Industrial Relations Centre

The Faculty of Arts and Science is happy to announce that as of July 1, 2014 the Industrial Relations Centre will now work within the Faculty. Queen’s University Industrial Relations Centre (IRC) is a leading provider of premium professional development programs in labour relations, human resources and organization development. IRC programs are designed for busy practitioners, delivered by subject matter experts, and grounded in adult learning principles.

As a result of continuous practitioner-focused research and more than 75 years of experience, they have identified the core competencies every organization development, human resources, and labour relations practitioner needs to be successful. Each of their programs focuses on one of these essential skills.

"I recommend Queen’s IRC programs to anyone wanting to take a proactive approach to improving their workplace and empowering their employees." Monty Hillier, Supervisor, Road Maintenance , Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Queen's University introduced the study of Industrial Relations on October 12, 1937, when the University formed the Industrial Relations Section. It was the first department of its kind in the country, a true pioneer. In the ensuing years, Queen's professors, researchers, students and staff contributed more to the understanding and development of industrial relations in Canada than any other institution.

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