Summer 2016 Course Information
All IRE courses are Social Science course /Society and its Institutions (3). Duration 36L.
IRE244H1F Labour Relations: Tuesday & Thursday 6 pm - 9 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: T. Zhang
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: H. Wang
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
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:
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.