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Laurier business graduate student receives national award for research

Lazaridis School of Business & Economics

Oct 30/13

School of Business & Economics graduate student Annika Hillebrandt is the 2013 recipient of the Best Master’s Thesis award by the Human Resources Research Institute of Canada.

“I'm absolutely delighted that Annika’s master's research has been recognized with this award. It is a wonderful honour for Annika and for our program,” said Prof. Laurie Barclay, coordinator of the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management area in the School of Business & Economics.  “Annika’s research provides significant theoretical and practical insights for our field and I’m so pleased that her hard work has resulted in this terrific accomplishment!”

The award recognizes research excellence in the field of Human Resource Management and aims to provide greater visibility to individuals who have completed a master’s program in this field. For her thesis, entitled ‘Angry or guilty? The effect of coworkers’ emotions on employees’ fairness perceptions’, Hillebrandt will receive a prize of $2,000.

Hillebrandt completed her Master of Science in Management in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Laurier in 2012 and is currently a PhD candidate at Laurier. She is the recipient of the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, which will support her doctoral research that further explores justice and emotions in the workplace.

Laurier PhD candidate, Dave Whiteside, received this award in 2011 for his thesis entitled ‘The sounds of silence: The roles of overall fairness and perceived organizational support in predicting employee silence'. 

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