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Danielle van Jaarsveld, PhD '04

Winner of LERA's Best Dissertation Competition

vanjaarsveld21_1Danielle van Jaarsveld, ILR PhD 2004, has been selected as co-winner of this year’s Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Best Dissertation Competition. LERA was founded in 1947 and is the key professional organization in the field of industrial relations and human resources. Danielle’s thesis dissertation titled “Boom and Bust: An analysis of Information Technology Work Patterns” was judged to be one of two exceptional thesis dissertations among a pool of many high quality and notable entries in the 2006 competition.

The award was presented to Danielle at the 58th Annual meeting of LERA in Boston this January. It shares a $1000 cash prize and a summary of her thesis will be published in the 2006 LERA annual meeting proceedings. Harry C. Katz, ILR Dean and professor, was chair of Danielle's dissertation committee

Danielle, a Canadian, is now an assistant professor at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada.

- Danielle van Jaarsveld, PhD '04

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