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Judy Haiven, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

T (902) 491-8650
F (902) 420-5119

Sobey Building 218

Judy Haiven came to Saint Mary's University from Saskatoon in 2000. Much of her writing and research is in the area of human resource management and industrial relations. Lately her research has focused on topics such as low paid workers, the right to strike for health care workers and people management in charitable organizations.

Before becoming an academic, Dr Haiven had a variety of careers. She has been a journalist, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a writer. Prior to joining Saint Mary's, Dr Haiven ran her own firm, Better Workplaces Consulting, which offered services in human resources management and training especially in nonprofit and government organizations.



  • Women and work: women in trade unions
  • Runaway plants
  • Human rights in the workplace
  • Low wage workers and tipping
  • Human resource management in not-for-profit organizations
  • Decline of the welfare state and its substitution by voluntary organizations and volunteer efforts





  • MGMT 497: Special Topics in Industrial Relations
  • MGMT 386: Industrial Relations
  • MGMT 385: Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 281: Introduction to Business
  • MGMT 6685 - Strategic Human Resource Management for the MBA program
  • MGMT 6686 - Industrial Relations for the MBA program
  • MGMT 7730 - Directed Study: Pedagogy Course for the PhD students