About Us

Human Resources Team

Located in room UC0003 of the Agora Building, the Office of Human Resources team can be contacted during regular business hours of: Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or by dialing 343-8334. The following options are available for more specific inquiries:

Associate Vice President (Human Resources)

Adam Shaen

807-343-8757

ashaen@lakeheadu.ca

 

Assistant to the Associate Vice President and Office of Human Resources

Leanne Chedore

807-343-8334

leanne.chedore@lakeheadu.ca

 

Employee and Labour Relations

This department provides Human Resources expertise and leadership with respect to the interpretation, application and administration of collective agreements, Human Resources related policies and employment legislation, as well as facilitation of mediation and conflict resolution services.

Consult with this department should you have any questions pertaining to:

  • Employment-related University policies and practices
  • Collective agreement interpretation and grievance processing
  • Employment-related legislative obligations
  • Immigration
  • Workplace harassment or bullying
  • Dispute resolution and problem solving
  • Disciplinary procedures

Manager, Employee and Labour Relations

Sherry Herchak

807-343-8356

sherchak@lakeheadu.ca

 

Labour Relations and System Officer

Kylie Williams

807-343-8578

kwillia7@lakeheadu.ca

 

Human Resources and Organizational Development

Human Resources and Organizational Development is your connection to recruitment and onboarding services, compensation and benefits administration, employee engagement strategies, organization design and workforce planning.

Consult with this department should you have any questions pertaining to:

  • Compensation
  • Benefits entitlement and administration
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training and orientation
  • Employee engagement strategies
  • Leaves of absence
  • Employment contracts

Manager, Human Resources and Organizational Development

Ian Kral

807-346-7931

ikral@lakeheadu.ca

 

Human Resources Officer

Amanda Wilson

807-343-8022

awilson9@lakeheadu.ca

 

Human Resources Administrator

Trudy McKinnon

807-346-7933

tmckinnon@lakeheadu.ca

 

Human Resources Administrator

Mary Kirychuk

807-766-7202

mkirych1@lakeheadu.ca

 

Health, Safety, and Wellness

Health, Safety and Wellness oversees the effective and efficient operation of the University’s health, safety, and wellness programs in accordance with established legislation and recognized best practices. Consultative services are provided with respect to health and safety issues including: Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) programs and risk assessments, WSIB claims management, sick and long-term disability management, workplace violence, and other related areas.

Consult with this department should you have any questions pertaining to:

  • Occupational and environmental health and safety
  • Injury prevention and reporting
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Emergency response protocol
  • Health and safety training
  • OHS compliance
  • Ergonomics
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Biosafety/Radiation safety/Fire safety
  • Sick leave/long term disability
  • Employee wellness initiatives
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Manager, Health, Safety, and Wellness

Ursula MacDonald

807-343-8671

umacdona@lakeheadu.ca

 

Lab Safety Officer

Tiffany Moore

807-343-8806

trmoore@lakeheadu.ca

 

Human Resources – Orillia

As a critical component of the broader Human Resources team, the Orillia campus has a one-stop contact, on-site, servicing all Human Resources related needs. Specifically, should you have any questions or needs relating to recruitment, compensation, benefits, policy interpretation, health and safety, or other employment supports or needs, please reach out to the Orillia HR Office.

Human Resources Partner

Shannon Scott

705-330-4008 ext. 2011

sscott9@lakeheadu.ca

 

Business Service Officer

Chris Gouett

705-330-4008 ext. 2015

cgouett@lakeheadu.ca