Summer 2017

Summer 2017 Course Information
All IRE courses are Social Science course /Society and its Institutions (3).  Duration 36L.

IRE244H1F    Labour Relations:  Tuesday & Thursday 5 pm - 8 pm                     
Introduction to the institutions, issues and legislation affecting the employment relationship in the public and private sectors in Canada, with emphasis on collective bargaining. The economic and political environment, history of the labour movement, union organization, certification, contract negotiation, strikes, dispute resolution, contract administration and grievances.
Prerequisite: Enrolment in the Employment Relations subject post (ASSPE1535/ASMAJ1535) or 4.0 FCEs and a minimum cgpa of 2.3.
Exclusion: ECO244Y1, WDW244H1, WDW244Y1
Instructor:  R. Gomez

IRE260H1F    Organizational Behaviour:  Monday & Wednesday 5 pm - 8 pm
Introduction to the nature of organizations and the behaviour of individuals and groups within organizations, including topics such as culture and diversity, reward systems, motivation, leadership, politics, communication, decision-making, conflict and group processes. Not recommended for students in Commerce programs.
Prerequisite: Enrolment in the Employment Relations subject post (ASSPE1535/ASMAJ1535) or 4.0 FCEs and a minimum 2.3 cgpa.
Exclusion: MGT262H1, RSM260H1, WDW260H1, WDW260Y1
Instructor:  H. Wang

IRE430H1F   Canadian Law and Non-Union Workplace:  Tuesday & Thursday 5 pm - 7 pm

The course will focus on the law governing employment in a non-unionized workplace.  Specifically, it will cover every phase of the employment relationship from hiring to termination and beyond and the rights and obligations of employers and employees as developed by the Courts and under employment-related statutes (namely the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Human Rights Code.)  The course will also cover provisions from the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Prerequisite: IRE244H1 and 1 300H level IRE course
Exclusion: IRE430Y1, WDW430Y1
Instructor:  TBA

IRE395H1   Independent Study  [TBA]

Independent study under the direction of a faculty member.  Open only when a faculty member is willing and available to supervise. Application form is due one week before the start of term. Consult the program website for additional information. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
Exclusion: WDW395H1 Employment Relations

  1. IRE244H1/WDW244H1, IRE260H1/WDW260H1, two 300-level IRE half-credit courses and a minimum cgpa of 2.5.
  2. Approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator (see application form below)
  3. Approval of the Research Ethics Board (if applicable, see details below).
  4. Due Date:  IRE395 Application Form and REB Approval letter (if applicable) is due one week before the start of classes.


IRE395H1   Application Form

Research Ethics Approval Procedures:
Any research conducted on human subjects at U of T requires Research Ethics approval; and research conducted on students requires the additional approval of the office of the Vice-Provost, Students.  Students wishing to conduct such work must initiate the process at least 8 weeks before the start of classes. 

REB details, including submission deadlines/contacts are listed here:  http://www.research.utoronto.ca/about/boards-and-committees/research-ethics-boards-reb/
Once REB approval has been granted, there are some additional steps that are part of the process to grant researchers access to student information at the University of Toronto. Specifically:
1.     A copy of the Research Ethics Board letter of approval, and a signed confidentiality agreement, along with the following information:

  • Study title
  • Title and names of authors
  • Brief description of the research, including objectives and timeline
  • Details of sampling methodology for research involving institutional data
  • Description of participants and their recruitment and/or description of data requested
  • Description of measures you will take to protect confidentiality/anonymity
  • Provision of funding for any costs incurred by the University in providing access or data.

2.     Once REB has received this information, they will review the student’s proposal and issue a letter of approval, provided we don’t have any concerns.
You can access more information on the process online at: http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/policy/access.htm

If Step 1 is approved you must submit a copy of the  395 form and a copy of the approval letter (STEP 1) to the Program Office for final approval.  The proposal will be reviewed for academic content and fulfilment of prerequisites.    Any requests that include conducting research in IRE courses will be subject to an additional internal review by the CIRHR.  In such cases, details of the process would be made available once Step 1 has been approved.