Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.7

December 2, 2004


Gilles Bourgeois named Assistant Vice-President

By John Austen

Gilles Bourgeois has been named Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources and Employee Relations.

Vice-President Institutional Relations & Secretary-General Marcel Danis said the appointment underlines the strategic role human resource management plays at the university.

Gilles has been at Concordia since 1998, first as a consultant for Employee Relations and then as Director, Employee Relations. In 2001 he was named Executive Director, Human Resources and Employee Relations.

He has reorganized the area, established an integrated unit in employee and labour relations, and is taking steps to improve communication.

These initiatives were recognized by an award from Benefits Canada/Canadian Pension and Benefits Association for the Benefits and Pension website, an APEX award for employee communications and the Prix ISO Familles 2002-2003 from the Quebec Council on the Status of Women for innovative parental leave provisions.

Gilles holds a BA in Industrial Relations and an MSc in Public Administration. Before joining Concordia, he was in private practice as a consultant, and held posts with the Frontenac County Board of Education (Kingston), Canada Post, and with public sector unions in Alberta and Nova Scotia. Last spring he delivered a paper on faculty restructuring initiatives at Concordia at the Association of Commonwealth Universities Conference on Human Resource Management.