Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Cannabis Impairment in the Workplace Workshop

Human Resource Services and Homewood Health have partnered to present a workshop on "Cannabis Impairment in the Workplace". Dr. Brendan Adams will discuss scientific studies and their outcomes and impact on the private sector as well as the development of corporate policies with particular attention to safety sensitive work.

Two workshops will be offered on June 15, 2018 in the Glacier Room, Lister Centre. 

The morning session held from 10:30 am to noon will speak to managers, supervisors and those in a leadership role. For details and registration visit:

The afternoon session held from 1:00 to 2:30 pm is open to all interested faculty and staff. For details and registration visit:

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Recruitment Policy Update: Definition and Category of Academic Staff

The procedure under the UAPPOL Recruitment Policy (Appendix A) Definition and Categories of Excluded Employees, Postdoctoral Fellows, Academic Colleagues and Excluded Academic Staff was amended to reflect new and updated categories and definitions of staff:

Thursday, 10 May 2018

HRS Information Session - May 2018 Materials

HRS hosted an online information session in the first week of May for HR practitioners on campus. Thank you to everyone who attended. We recorded the session for those who weren't able to attend and have compiled answers to questions that came up during the session.

Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)

"For the Public Good" articulates the University of Alberta's commitment to advancing the principles of EDI throughout the Institution. EDI is also one of the values in the HRS Strategic Plan 2018-2023 "Engage People - Empower Community - Foster Excellence". Through coaching, consulting, and educational opportunities, advisors in HRS can assist you in applying EDI principles to achieve dynamic, innovative, and results oriented teams. Visit the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion web page for more information.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

As you are most likely aware, the University has been offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to faculty and staff for the past decade. With increasing awareness of mental health, we have identified an opportunity to provide specific suicide intervention training for individuals who, as a result of their role, frequently interact with students, faculty and staff. Human Resource Services, in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students, are pleased to provide Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). The goal of the program is to enable one to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide and referring individuals to qualified resources.