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

Roshni Antony

807-343-8010 ext. 8757


Assistant to the Associate Vice President and Office of Human Resources

Katherine Mends




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:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Employment Contracts
  • 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

807-343-8010 ext. 8356



Human Resources Officer

Laura Wark

807-343-8010 ext. 8022



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
  • Training and orientation
  • Employee engagement strategies
  • Leaves of absence
  • Organizational Development

Manager, Human Resources and Organizational Development

Ian Kral

807-343-8010 ext. 7931



Human Resources Officer

Kylie Williams

807-343-8010 ext. 8578



Human Resources Administrator

Trudy McKinnon

807-343-8010 ext. 7933



Human Resources Administrator

Amy Osmulski

807-343-8010 ext. 7934



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

807-343-8010 ext. 8671



Lab Safety Officer

Tiffany Moore

807-343-8010 ext. 8806



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 Business Partner

Hannah Campbell

705-330-4010 ext. 2011



Business Service Officer

Chris Gouett

705-330-4008 ext. 2015