Carolina Willsher has headed up Concordia’s Human Resources Department since 2009. She provides strategic Human Resources leadership and support while overseeing the work of critical areas like Benefits, Compensation, Employment, Labour Relations, Payroll and Pensions.
Over the years, she has overseen various strategic and operational initiatives, including the negotiation and signing of multiple union and employee contracts. She is also involved in the resolution of labour issues that can affect any of the more than 6,000 people who work at the university.
Prior to her role as Associate Vice-President of Human Resources at Concordia, Willsher built up a solid background in both the private and para-public sectors. She led strategic initiatives, operations, and labour relations at institutions including Carleton University, St. Joseph Digital Solutions and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
She is a graduate of McGill University, Industrial Relations, is a certified human resources leader (CHRL), and a certified personal and professional coach (PPCC). Over the course of her career, Willsher has also been active as a volunteer in community based organizations, most recently as Vice-President of Literacy Unlimited, a community organization dedicated to empowering adults through improved literacy. She is currently a member of the Board of Governors and Chair of the Human Resources Committee at Marianopolis College.