Welcome to the Human Resources Research Institute

The Human Resources Research Institute (HRRI) is a national not-for-profit organization that is focused on human resources research. As an HR thought leader HRRI advances centres of excellence by funding awards, scholarships and empirical research projects which have clear application to HR practice and advancing the profession. HRRI was founded in 2010 by the HRPA.

Mandate

The Human Resources Research Institute (HRRI) funds advanced studies in HR through scholarships and awards. It awards prizes for the best Ph.D. dissertation and Masters thesis in HR in Canada. It funds evidence-based research with practical application for HR professionals.

Over time, HRRI may also publish books, reports, papers based on research findings; and it may develop and market tools, such as presentations, videos, and study guides, to get its research-based knowledge into the hands of the practitioners who need it.

Governance and Operations

Though HRRI operates independently of HRPA, HRPA Board members hold positions on HRRI's Board. Leaders in the HR, business and academic community have been and will continue to be recruited to fill volunteer positions on the Board and its Standing Committees and Sub-committees that will do much of the work of HRRI.

Funding

HRPA has provided HRRI with two grants to cover start-up costs, but over time it is expected the broader community will provide the bulk of financial support to HRRI. While HRPA members may help support the Institute, HRRI also conducts its own fundraising acitivities.

Next Steps

If you are interested in applying for an award, a scholarship or a research grant, or if you wish to apply to serve on the Board or any of the Board committees, click on the appropriate link in the yellow box to the right.

2013 Best Ph.D. Dissertation and Master's Thesis award winners

Best Ph.D. Dissertation
Dr. Akanksha Bedi
McMaster University

Best Master's Thesis
Mrs. Annika Hillebrandt
Wilfrid Laurier University

Links

Make a financial contribution to support HRRI

Apply for an HRRI Board or Board Committee position