March 18,1998

Valérie Gagnon to head Human Resources

Valérie Gagnon has been appointed Executive Director of Human Resources, and took up her duties on Tuesday.

She brings to Concordia 15 years' experience in the field of human resources management, most recently as Director of Human Resources at the Montreal Children's Hospital, where she developed new programs and policies despite a climate of financial constraint.

She started working at the Children's in 1988, spending the first three years there as Manager of Labour Relations. She worked with 17 bargaining units, as well as supporting 100 managers with training, performance management and recruitment.

From 1981 to 1988, Gagnon worked in human resources and labour relations at the Royal Victoria Hospital. She has a Bachelor's degree in industrial relations from the Université de Montréal.

She was elected to the executive committee of the Hospital Directors of Human Resources of the Montreal, Laval and Lanaudière regions.

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