HR Influencers

Dr. Parbudyal Singh is used to being a trailblazer.

As a professor of human resources management at York University, a published author and a renowned academic, Singh is also the very first recipient of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)’s highest honour.

It’s been said many times that we are a product of our environment.

This may be particularly true of the university experience, when young people are exposed to exciting new ideas and possibilities they’ve never considered before.

Such was the case for Amato Della Vecchia, whose chance enrolment in a university labour relations course was the catalyst that sparked a lifelong passion for human resources.

Pursuing Potential

By Lisa Gordon


Lisa Zangari has built her career on the pursuit of potential.

Leadership through Engagement

By Lisa Gordon

When Matthew Savino started his human resources career 24 years ago, he was quite literally working in the salt mines.

Blazing a New Trail

By Lisa Gordon

In his 33-year career with TD Canada Trust, Ernie Gross has worn many hats.

And while staying with any employer for more than three decades is somewhat of an anomaly these days, Gross couldn’t be happier. After an initial stint in management, followed by 25 years in human resources, he recently landed his dream job.

A Passion for Variety

By Lisa Gordon

Like many human resources professionals, Anna Chartres fell into the occupation, discovering a passion for it while working at a hotel in her native New Zealand. After moving to Canada in 1989, she worked in various progressive positions before joining Fairmont Hotels 20 years ago.