Dean of the Edwards School of Business
25 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Phone: (306) 966-4786
Fax: (306) 966-2516
Ph.D. (University of Calgary)
LL.M. Labour and Employment Law (Osgoode Hall)
MBA (University of Calgary)
MA in political science (Duke University)
BA (Hon) in political science (and dance... ballet) (York University)
Daphne Taras is proud to be Dean of the Edwards School of Business at University of Saskatchewan. The Edwards School has over 2270 students, about 10% of University of Saskatchewan’s student body, and in 1914 gave Canada's first accounting degree.
She has a B.A. (Hons) from York University, and an M.A. from Duke University, both in political science. Her M.B.A.in new ventures and entrepreneurship and Ph.D. in labour relations are from the University of Calgary, and she has an LL.M in Labour and Employment Law from Osgoode Hall.
Prior to her move to Saskatoon in 2010, she was a professor at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and was Associate Dean (Research) and Director of the PhD Program. She has also held a Professorship in Public Policy. Dr. Taras has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters, seven books and edited many important journal symposia. She has mediated labour disputes, facilitated union-management committees, and provided training in conflict resolution.
Dr. Taras has been active at the intersection of labour relations, public policy and law. Her particular interest is in bringing multiple disciplines together on important labour market and workplace issues. She received many research awards from the University of Calgary, and two teaching awards from the PhD students. She was expert advisor to the Federal Labour Standards Commission from 2004 to 2006. In 2006 she was awarded the US-based Labor and Employment Relations Association’s Excellence in Education Award. In 2008 she gave the H.D. Woods lecture to her academic association.
She was named a Top 100 Woman of Distinction for Canada and a Top 10 Woman of Influence in Saskatchewan, both in 2012.