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October 2017    






5 Insights into Conducting Effective Fact-Finding Investigations
An Interview with Jerry Christensen
Cathy Sheldrick, Queen's IRC Marketing Assistant, 2016

5 Insights into Conducting Effective Fact-Finding InvestigationsFact-finding is an essential skill set for anybody who is in an HR, labour relations or employee relations role. If you stay in this role, at some point you will end up doing investigations, and having this skill set is going to make you much more efficient as a practitioner.

Jerry Christensen, who recently retired from the City of Calgary, managed and coordinated the City’s respectful workplace program and dealt with all of their human rights issues. With previous experience working in the criminal justice system and with the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Jerry has worked in several regulatory environments where someone had to be held accountable. In this interview, Jerry shares his thoughts about the value of fact-finding and investigation training for HR and LR practitioners, as well as the five most important things he’s learned about conducting effective fact-finding investigations.

>> Read Article

Queen's IRC 80th Anniversary Contest80 years.
8 winners.
$8000 in prizes.

To celebrate 80 years of offering transformative professional programs at Queen’s IRC, we are giving away $8,000 in prizes!

Enter our draw for the chance to win $1,000 off your next IRC professional development program!


  • A total of eight (8) $1000 gift cards will be given away – total prizes worth $8000
  • Gift cards may be combined with early-bird discounts, group discounts or other special promotions
  • Limit one prize per person
  • Draw is open until December 31, 2017
  • Winners will be announced January 5, 2017
  • Gift cards must be used by December 31, 2018

>>Enter Contest


Workplace Coaching

Play VideoCheck out these new videos featuring Queen’s IRC Facilitator, Françoise Morissette:

Want to learn more about workplace coaching and how it can benefit your organization? Join us at our Coaching Skills program:

  • December 6-7, 2017 in Victoria, BC
  • March 26-27, 2018 in Ottawa, ON
  • September 26-27, 2018 in Edmonton, AB
  • November 14-15, 2018 in Toronto, ON



Latest News


Celebrating 80 Years at Queen's IRC

Queen's IRC 80th Anniversary Party

On October 12, 2017, the Queen’s IRC staff celebrated the Centre’s 80th anniversary. To see more pictures from the celebration, please visit our Facebook page.

Queen’s University originally introduced the study of Industrial Relations on October 12, 1937, when the University formed the Industrial Relations Section. It was later renamed the Industrial Relations Centre (IRC).

>> Find out more about us and our history and our celebration: 80 years

Upcoming Conferences and Trade Shows

Queen's IRC BoothQueen’s IRC will attend two conferences and trade shows next month in Toronto. If you are planning to attend, please stop by our booth and say hello:

  • HealthAchieve – Nov. 6-7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Booth #705.
  • HR Leaders Summit – Nov 13-14 at the International Centre in Toronto, Booth #20.





Upcoming Programs



Register for an Upcoming Program:

For an overview of our professional development training, from the perspective of our participants and speakers, please check out our Queen’s IRC Video.

For more program information, download our Fall 2017-Fall 2018 Program Planner.

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Phone: 1-888-858-7838

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