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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
October 10, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Current PhD Students

Our Current PhD Students

Annika Hillebrandt 
PhD Candidate, OB/HRM

Annika Hillebrandt is a recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). This prestigious grant will help support Annika’s doctoral research on justice and emotions in the workplace and extend her research program that examines how coworkers’ emotions impact whether people feel fairly treated in the workplace. Annika’s research draws on her extensive background in psychology and will use a combination of experimental and field methodologies. Her work aims to address important theoretical gaps in the field of organizational justice.

Lisa Kuron
PhD Candidate, OB/HRM

Lisa Kuron is a PhD candidate in the OB/HRM graduate program. Her dissertation research focuses on issues related to job search, including what goals job seekers hold and how these goals impacts job search strategies and outcomes. Lisa has presented her research at the Academy of Management (a premier conference in the OB/HRM field). Lisa was also part of a research team exploring generational and gender differences in careers, which has resulted in a Best Paper award from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and a publication in Relations Industrielles. 

Francisca Saldanha

PhD Student, OB/HRM

Francisca Saldanha is a PhD student in OB/HRM. After completing her Master’s degree at the University of Coimbra and working as a research associate at the School of Business and Economics at Catolica-Lisbon, Francisca joined our PhD program in September 2013. She is exploring how individuals recover from injustice and the role of positive emotions.

Dave Whiteside
PhD Candidate, OB/HRM

Dave Whiteside is a PhD candidate in OB/HRM graduate program. As an MSc student, Dave explored employee silence and highlighted why this phenomena develops in organizations and the consequences of silence for employees. This research won the Best Masters Research in Canada Award from the Human Resources Research Institute/Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario. As a PhD student, Dave has been awarded the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This grant will support Dave’s doctoral research examining issues related to fairness in the workplace.