Danielle van Jaarsveld is the E.D. MacPhee Professor of Management at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business where she is the Division Chair for the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management Division. Since joining the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2004, she has taught in the undergraduate, graduate (e.g., PhD, IMBA, and MBA), and executive programs.
Professor van Jaarsveld’s research explores the changing nature of work and its implications for unions, organizations, managers, and the low wage workforce. She has engaged in comparative international studies of management and employment relations to understand the impact of globalization and restructuring on service workplaces, service workers and the unions representing them. She has written extensively on human resource practices and their influence on firm performance. Her award-winning research is published in both Management and Industrial Relations journals.
In October 2018, the BC Ministry of Labour appointed Danielle the chair of the independent Fair Wages Commission and she is currently leading the Commission’s research on the Living Wage. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Danielle received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her PhD and M.S. from Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations.