Belcourt honoured with Fellow CHRP award

HR academic, author and pioneer recognized for contribution to profession
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/07/2010

Monica Belcourt ended up in human resources by accident more than 30 years ago. When she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a master’s degree in psychology, her first job was in the personnel department of the federal government.

“Looking, back, three decades ago, almost everyone ended up in HR accidentally,” said Belcourt, who is now the director of York University’s School of Human Resource Management in Toronto.

While HR wasn’t her planned career path, she enjoyed it once she got into it. But she also thought there should be a more systematic way of teaching HR rather than relying on a supervisor or colleagues at a conference.