employment_relations

IRE395H1/396H1

IRE395H1 Independent Study (Application Form)
Independent study under the direction of an Employment Relations faculty member. It is the responsibility of the student to propose an independent study topic, and obtain the agreement of an instructor who is willing to supervise the project.
Prerequisite: IRE/WDW244H1, 260H1 and 1.0 IRE/WDW300 level Employment Relations full course equivalent (FCE); A CGPA of at least 2.5; Approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator is required.

Application Due Date:  At least one week before to the start of classes provided the study does NOT involve human subjects (see Research Ethics Approval below).

IRE396H1/397Y1 Research Participation (Application Form)
Credit course for supervised participation in a faculty research project. Offered only when a faculty member is willing and available to supervise. Available to students only upon invitation by a faculty member. Open only to third and fourth year students enrolled in an Employment Relations program.
Prerequisites: Nine FCEs.  A CGPA of at least 3.0 is recommended.  Approval of the Undergraduate Coordinator is required.

Application Due Date: At least one week before to the start of classes provided the study does NOT involve human subjects (see Research Ethics Approval below).


Research Ethics Approval:
Any research conducted on human subjects at U of T requires Research Ethics approval; and research conducted on students requires the additional approval of the office of the Vice-Provost, Students.  Students wishing to conduct a  395/396/397 course that includes research on human subjects must initiate the process at least one month before the start of classes. 
 
Information on that part of the process here:
http://www.research.utoronto.ca/faculty-and-staff/research-ethics-and-protections/humans-in-research/ 

STEP 1:
Once REB approval has been granted, there are some additional steps that are part of the process to grant researchers access to student information at the University of Toronto. Specifically:
1.     A copy of the Research Ethics Board letter of approval, and a signed confidentiality agreement, along with the following information:
a.      Study title
b.     Title and names of authors
c.      Brief description of the research, including objectives and timeline
d.     Details of sampling methodology for research involving institutional data
e.      Description of participants and their recruitment and/or description of data requested
f.      Description of measures you will take to protect confidentiality/anonymity
g.     Provision of funding for any costs incurred by the University in providing access or data.
2.     Once we’ve received this information, we will review the student’s proposal and issue a letter of approval, provided we don’t have any concerns.
 
You can access more information on the process online at:
http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/policy/access.htm

STEP 2:
If Step 1 is approved you must submit a copy of the WDW395/396/397H1 form and a copy of the approval letter (STEP 1) to the Program Office for final approval.  The proposal will be reviewed for academic content and fulfilment of prerequisites.    Any requests that include conducting research in Employment Relations courses will be subject to an additional internal review by the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources.  In such cases, details of the process would be made available once Step 1 has been approved.