Dr. Mirit Grabarski, Assistant Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour in the Faculty of Business Administration, was awarded the Best PhD Dissertation in HR Award from the Human Resources Research Institute (HRRI).
This award is granted to one recent PhD graduate from a Canadian PhD program in recognition of excellent research in the field of human resources.
Dr. Grabarski graduated from the Ivey School of Business at Western in 2021 before joining Lakehead University in August. In her dissertation she studied career empowerment, which embodies motivation for career-related behaviours. The dissertation is a multi-study project that employs mixed research methods to build the construct of career empowerment, create and validate a measure for it, and finally test its ability to predict a wide range of career-related variables such as objective and subjective career success.