Human Resources (ext. 8334)

The Office of Human Resources provides a wide variety of services to the University community including employee and labour relations, human resources and organizational development, and health, safety and wellness programs. Whatever your need may be, our professionally trained team is here to help you throughout your employment experience with us!

Roshni Antony, Associate Vice-President (Human Resources)
Phone: (807) 343-8010 Ext. 8757
Email:   roshni.antony@lakeheadu.ca
Office:  UC0003C

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

Sherry Herchak, Manager, Employee and Labour Relations                         
Phone:  807) 343-8010 Ext. 8356                  
Email:   sherchak@lakeheadu.ca
Office:   UC0003E

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

Ian Kral, Manager, Human Resources and Organizational Development               
Phone: (807) 343-8010 Ext. 7931                 
Email:   ikral@lakeheadu.ca        
Office:  UC0003B

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 and workplace violence.

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

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

Ursula MacDonald, Manager, Health, Safety and Wellness
Phone:  (807) 343-8010 Ext. 8671
Email:   umacdona@lakeheadu.ca
Office:  UC0003F

Human Resources Orillia

As a critical part 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.

Shannon Scott, Human Resources Partner
Phone: (705) 330-4008 (ext. 2011)
Email:   sscott9@lakeheadu.ca
Office:  OA2012

For all general Human Resources inquiries:

Phone:    (807) 343-8334
Fax:        (807) 346-7701
Email:     human.resources@lakeheadu.ca
Location: UC0003 (basement of the Agora)

To find detailed information explaining the services mentioned above, please take a few minutes to visit our website:  https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-and-staff/departments/services/hr