Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2013/2014)
11 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Employment Relations
  • Professor and Director
  • T. Brown

The Master of Employment Relations (M.E.R.) is a multi-disciplinary program providing advanced level study of all aspects of the employment relationship.

The M.E.R. program is offered by full-time or part-time study and involves 36 credit hours of course work. Candidates registered on a full-time basis will normally complete the program in one academic year. The following regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

11.1 Administration
  1. The program shall be administered by a Director, who reports to the Dean of Graduate Studies. The Director shall be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Deans of Arts and Business Administration. In making this recommendation, the Deans of Arts and Business Administration shall consult with the employment relations community both within and outside the University.

  2. An Executive Committee consisting of the Director and Deans of Arts, Business Administration, and Graduate Studies will be established to review administrative, resource, and strategic planning issues related to the program. This committee shall be chaired by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

  3. The Director shall consult with the Graduate Committee in Employment Relations (GCER) for the purposes of administering the academic elements of the program. The GCER shall normally consist of 11 members appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Director. The GCER will include the Director, who shall Chair the committee, approximately six faculty members from the Faculties of Arts and Business Administration who teach core courses, the Associate Deans or Directors of Graduate Studies from Arts and Business Administration, as well as one full-time and one part-time student representative.

  4. An Advisory Board in Employment Relations (ABER) shall be established for the purposes of consulting with obtaining feedback from the employment relations community. The ABER will consist of a broad cross-section of members from the employment relations community both within and outside the University who shall be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Director.