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“Exploring the Human Side of HR” Conference Opens Today at Trent University


Chancellor Dr. Roberta Bondar Featured as Keynote Speaker on Thursday, May 10

Wednesday, May 9, 2007, Peterborough

The Human Resources Departments of Trent University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will be hosting their provincial colleagues from the Association of Ontario University Human Resource Professionals (AOUHRP) for a three-day conference entitled “Exploring the Human Side of HR” which runs from May 9-11 at Peter Gzowski College.

“People are a university's greatest resource,” explained conference co-chair Anne Martens, who also serves as benefits and compensation administrator for Trent University. “We look forward to showcasing Trent and have planned a series of workshops that will delve into unique aspects of enhancing employee performance and engagement, including coaching for performance, emotional intelligence, change management, and values and ethics.”

Trent University Chancellor Dr. Roberta Bondar will officially open the conference when she delivers the keynote address on Thursday, May 10, at 9 a.m. Dr. Bondar will share her passion for navigating in uncharted territory and will inspire delegates to thrive in the complex, constantly changing university human resources environment.

The world's first neurologist in space, Dr. Bondar is a much sought-after speaker who makes exciting connections between how our brains adapt in space and how we can adapt to constantly-changing business environments here on earth. A true renaissance woman, Dr. Bondar is an acclaimed photographer of the natural wonders of our planet. She is the author of three critically acclaimed books featuring her stunning photography of the Earth both from space and on the ground. Dr. Bondar is currently serving her second term as chancellor of Trent University.

Full details about the conference are available at www.trentu.ca/humanresources/aouhrp.


Media are welcome to attend.

For further information, please contact:
Brittany Cadence, communications officer
(705) 748-1011, ext. 5371