John Godard is an expert on democratic rights in the employment relation, especially as they pertain to workplace representation and to the terms and conditions of employment in developed economies.
He joined the I.H Asper School of Business in 1991 after earning a PhD from Cornell University.
Godard's work focuses on the relationships between the institutional environments of employers (e.g., state policies), employer labour relations and human resource practices, and societal/policy outcomes. He has become most known for his work on state policies and labour law, on comparative institutional environments, and on "high performance" work and human resource practices.
Within Canada, Godard is also known for his text, Industrial Relations, the Economy, and Society, which uniquely adopts a critical, economical and societal perspective on Canadian labour and employment relations. He has also published on labour and employment policy in Canada and has been active as a policy advocate, serving as co-chair of the Manitoba Low Wage Community Inquiry and co-author of its report, Paid to be Poor.
Godard is chief editor of the British Journal of Industrial Relations and associate editor of the Human Resource Management Journal. He served as president of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, is a former board member of the Labor and Employment Research Association (USA), and worked for the governments of Manitoba, Canada, and Great Britain
Rob Warren works in the area of entrepreneurial outreach, and teaching others this model in Caribbean and beyond. Rob Warren works with prisoners who have committed non-violent crimes. Rob Warren’s teaching focuses on entrepreneurial techniques.
Paul Larson and Ron McLachlin work in the areas of humanitarian logistics, investigating how humanitarian agencies create and use supply chains to source food to areas of drought and famine
Ray lee, Sue Bruning, Sandy Hershcovis, Xiaoyun Wang and Nick Turner collectively work in the areas of health workplace safety, mental health, and emotional labour.
Dr. Wang's research interest is in cross-cultural adjustment, social networking, and international human resource management. She is currently involved in research projects such as Canadian expatriate adjustment in China and immigrant employee adjustment in Canadian working systems. With these two projects, Dr. Wang is investigating how social interactions and social support will help expatriates and immigrants adjust into different cultural and working systems
Dr. Wang's teaching interests are in cross-cultural, diversity management, organizational behaviour and human resource management areas. She likes to encourage students participation and to create a mutual learning experience in the classroom for both students and herself.
Dr. Xiaoyun Wang received her Ph.D. (Organizational Behaviour) from McGill University of year 2001. She received her M.Ed. and B.Ed. in Psychology from Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China. She has joined the University of Manitoba since 2001.