Canadian HR Awards Judge Nita Chhinzer

Nita Chhinzer
Associate Professor in Human Resources Management, University at Guelph


Nita Chhinzer is currently an Associate Professor of Human Resources at the Department of Management, University of Guelph


Nita is a recognized expert on leadership and human resource management in Canada. In May 2012, she was awarded the prestigious five-year Fellowship in Leadership, HRM and Work at the University of Guelph. She authored three textbooks used in graduate, professional and undergraduate business programs (including Canada’s best-selling Introductory Human Resource Management book), and served as the Chair of the HRM division at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada from 2009 to 2011.


Her research is concentrated on Strategic Human Resources Management, with a strong focus on downsizing practices, procedures and ethics. She has gained international recognition with conference participation including Athens, Greece, Paris, France, and many North American speaking engagements.


Highly engaged in community partnerships, Nita is on the Board of Directors at the Guelph District Human Resource Professional Association, and is an Executive on the Women's Leadership Forum at the Mississauga Board of Trade.

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