Angela Gorassi, BScN, DOHS, MBA

Angie Gorassi

Biography

Angie Gorassi is a passionate professor who is enthusiastic about her subject matter and the learning process. Utilizing adult education principles and respecting individual learning styles, she teaches courses in The School of Human Resources at both the diploma and post-graduate levels to students from diverse age ranges and various educational and cultural backgrounds utilizing adult education principles and respecting individual learning styles. She demonstrates excellence in content delivery and the creation of a positive learning environment through a variety of student-centered strategies and activities, integrating real workplace examples and experiences into the lesson. This enables the students to actively participate in the subject matter and get a sense of how the material will apply to their chosen field and aid them in their careers. She is knowledgeable about the many facets of human resources with a particular expertise in developing and auditing health and safety programs, and recruiting and selecting employees.

As Program Coordinator, Angie has been extensively involved in the academic and administration leadership and design of the George Brown College HR programs. She co-developed the post-graduate Human Resources Management program and all of its course curricula; co-developed a specialized program stream in training and development; designed the program pathway for both the two-year Human Resources program and three-year Business Administration diploma program with an HR specialty; and was instrumental in developing a collaborative HR and Labour Studies program with Brock University. She actively networks with industry representatives and is a member of the scholarships committee for the Toronto chapter of the Human Resources Professionals Association.

Academic Credentials

Master of Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Heriot-Watt University, 2004Post-baccalaureate diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, McMaster University, 1993 Bachelor of Science (Honours), Nursing, University of Toronto, 1992

Areas Of Specialization

Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety, Recruitment and Selection, Employment Law

Areas Of Expertise

Instructional Design, Adult Education Principles, Communication and Presentation Skills, Problem-Based Learning, Networking, Mentoring, Human Resources, Occupational Health and Safety, Recruitment and Selection, Employment Law

Career Highlights

2003-Present – Coordinator, HRM Programs, George Brown College, Centre for Business 2002 – Recruitment Specialist, Rogers Communications Inc. (secondment) 2000-Present – Professor, HRM Programs, George Brown College, Centre for Business 2000 – Part-time Professor, Humber College, School of Business 1999-2001 – Supply Teacher, Durham Catholic District School Board 1997-1998 – Professional Service Representative, Merck Frosst Canada 1993-1997 – Performance Standards Representative & Compliance Analyst, Workplace Health and Safety Agency (provincial agency – merged with WSIB)

Other Activities

Member – Scholarships Committee, Toronto Chapter, Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)Member – Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA)

Awards

Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award, George Brown College, 2007 “Live It Up” Academic Strategy Award, George Brown College, 2007 Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, George Brown College, 2005 Student Association Award for Teaching Excellence (nomination), George Brown College, 2002Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence (nomination), George Brown College, 2002 Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence (nomination), George Brown College, 2001

Publications

Got a Problem? “Crowdsource” it, with Julie Bulmash, Canadian HR Reporter, September 2009