Provost announces appointment of assistant vice-president, labour relations

Provost and Vice-President Academic Lisa Philipps issues the following announcement to the University community:

Dan Bradshaw
Dan Bradshaw

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dan Bradshaw to the position of assistant vice-president, labour relations, effective Aug. 19. In this new role he will report to the recently announced vice-president equity, people & culture. In the interim, until her arrival on Oct. 1, he will report to the provost.

Mr. Bradshaw will establish and lead an Office of Labour Relations that will bring together all labour relations staff roles under one umbrella – a key component of our plans to enhance and better integrate the labour relations function at York. As AVP, Mr. Bradshaw will lead a team responsible for the collective bargaining process and will oversee the administration of collective agreements, resolution of grievances, training and labour relations advice, and fostering productive relationships between the administration and York University’s unions and employee groups.

Mr. Bradshaw is a former associate vice-principal, human resources and associate vice-principal, faculty relations at Queen’s University, and currently leads his own consulting practice. While at Queen’s he led teams in the delivery of services including recruitment, compensation, pensions, collective bargaining, grievance management and conflict resolution. Dan promoted positive working relationships with campus unions, led several university bargaining teams, and collaborated in the development of an equity action plan and revisions to the harassment and discrimination policy. He previously held labour relations and human resources positions at the College of New Caledonia and the University of Manitoba. He holds a Master of Industrial Relations (University of Toronto) and a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Manitoba).

I look forward to welcoming Dan to York University, and to working with him in the coming years to strengthen labour relations at the University. I also want to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Leanne de Filippis for her tremendous service as Interim Executive Director of Faculty Relations since July 2017. We are pleased to announce that Leanne will be returning to the Office of Counsel on Aug. 19 and that she will continue to support the University in labour and employment matters in that capacity.