Chief Human Resources Officer, McCain Foods Limited
Dynamic global executive human resources/ general manager with expertise in growth, start-up, and organizational effectiveness. Her expertise has been gained through an advanced degree in HR & Labour Relations; working in senior roles in multiple countries (Canada, USA, UK, and China).
Talent Team Director, Ernst & Young
"I have worked globally on talent initiatives with colleagues in Canada, US, Europe, Far East, Australia and Japan. I'm very interested in giving back to communities and have worked with youth on mentorship and career development programs."
Group Regional Vice President HR North America, IPEX Group of Companies - Aliaxis Americas
"I have worked with Cheryl on and off for over 10 years, beginning when she was at GE, and then in subsequent roles at Nike and BD Canada. She is one of the most proactive, innovative and dedicated HR professional I have ever dealt with." Carl Aspler, Carl Aspler & Associates Inc.
Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
“I strongly believe that my career path would not have taken its current shape without the continued support of the faculty and staff associated with the MIR program.”
Minister of Health, Alberta Government
Jason Copping was appointed as Alberta’s minister of Health on September 21, 2021. He previously served as the minister of Labour and Immigration.

With over 20 years of senior management experience in labour relations & human resources and corporate affairs. Working in the transportation industry, Minister Copping has led teams in the development and implementation of labour relations strategies, negotiated and administered collective agreements, and represented management in labour arbitrations cases.
Term Adjunct, Employment Relations Programs, Queen's University
John Staple retired as Deputy General Secretary of the Canadian Teachers' Federation in 2011, capping a career in education and labour relations spanning over 42 years.
Senior HR Projects and Policy Consultant at Ryerson University (Katie), Vice President, Labour Relations & Integrated Health Management Sobeys (Andrew)
"The MIR program, is a very special place where you will not only receive an outstanding education, but will make life long friends and connections, building a network of professionals that cannot be replicated."
Judicial Law Clerk, Nova Scotia Supreme Court
"I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to participate in the dual JD/MIR program at Queen’s University. The interdisciplinary program (the only of its kind in Canada) provides students the opportunity to earn their Master of Industrial Relations degree and their Juris Doctor degree simultaneously. For me, the program meant the opportunity to study law while continuing to explore my academic passion: employment relations."
Director of HR Strategy and Client Services, Toronto Transit Commission
Matt Hopkins is currently the Director of HR Strategy and Client Services at the Toronto Transit Commission. He graduated from the Queen’s MIR program in 2010 and started his career by joining the Ontario Public Service through the Ontario Internship Program.
Human Resources Director, Cineplex Entertainment
“What attracted me to the program was the reputation of Queens University… The MIR provided me with a solid foundation upon which I can accelerate my career.”
Superintendent of Human Resources, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
Michelle provides leadership and strategic direction in all aspects of human resource management, including the development and maintenance of positive labour relations.
Vice President Human Resources, China, Ford Motor Company
"As mobility, connectivity and the traditional auto industry converge, it is a wonderful time to be working in this business."
Barrister and Solicitor, Menard Law Office
Steven has a unique combination of extensive labour relations experience, an MIR degree and legal training which assists in providing practical and strategic advice to clients.
Since founding Outperform Human Resource Consulting in 2003, Wendy has served in a senior HR management capacity and as a trusted consultant to CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and many other senior leaders. She helps businesses optimize their HR programs to increase employee engagement and revenue while avoiding costly HR problems and legal expenses.