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Industrial Relations & Human Resources Library (CIRHR) will be closed as of March 17th at 5:00pm. Please see the University of Toronto’s Libraries COVID-19: Updates on Library Services and Operations. For more information from the University of Toronto, please see the Message from the University regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We will be supporting our students and faculty digitally at this time. Please email us at: cirhr.library@utoronto.ca to arrange for assistance, or contact Vicki Skelton, CIRHR Librarian, directly at victoria.skelton@utoronto.ca.  We will be glad to help you at this difficult time.

Industrial Relations & Human Resources Library

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Mon. – Thurs.: 10am – 6:30pm
Fri.: 10am – 5:00pm
Closed: Sat., & Sun.


Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources


Most of us will spend a third of our adult lives at work. Why We Work, a new public exhibit created by the CIRHR, explores the question of how we think of work, what motivates us to work, and how the answers to these questions shape us as individuals and as a society.

 Find out more about CIRHR's exhibit on Why We Work! Also, find out more about our travelling exhibit, The Changing Face of Work.

work&labour news&research


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