York University’s School of Human Resource Management (HRM), in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, brought home all four Canadian HR Reporter Reader’s Choice Awards for best education in Canada for the second consecutive year. The School of HRM edged out competitive programs offered by other academic institutions, including the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto and Queen’s University.
In its fourth year, the 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards survey received more than 55,000 votes from human resource and business professionals in recognition of their preferred organizations across the country. Each York University HRM program that was nominated was selected as the winner in its respective category, including the PhD HRM program, the executive master’s program (MHRM), the bachelor’s degree programs (BHRM) and the certificate in HRM.
“Canadian HR Reporter is an indispensable guide to human resources,” said Professor Parbudyal Singh, newly appointed director of the School of HRM at York University. “Receiving continued recognition of this magnitude directly from peers, graduates, students and experts in the field across Canada helps to shine a light on the exceptional education offered at York University and it validates the commitment and hard work that our faculty and staff put into the school and our programs every day.”
With a clear vision, the school has positioned itself as the destination of choice for students pursuing human resource management in Canada and globally. Current MHRM student Donna Roberts said, “After researching master’s programs in human resource management in the U.K. and elsewhere, I decided to come to York University because of its reputation as a global leader in human resource management and the quality of its faculty. I can honestly say that I have not been disappointed.” Roberts is an international student from the U.K. and a business partner with British Airways.
“What sets us apart is our exceptional faculty,” said Professor David Doorey, former director of HRM. “Our students are learning to become future leaders in human resource management by discussing organizational behaviour, industrial psychology, industrial and labour relations, work law and labour policy.”
The School of HRM is Canada’s largest teaching institution dedicated to the broad field of human resource management, with more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 17 full-time faculty with diverse expertise that expose students to a wide range of ideas, disciplines, opinions and research methodologies.