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Margaret Yap

Yap, Margaret


Associate Professor




TRS 3-074


416-979-5000 ext: 7533

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Margaret Yap

Margaret Yap’s research interests include human resources management in a global economy and diversity and equity in organizations focusing on ethnicity/race and gender. Prior to joining Ryerson, she was a research director at a non-profit research and advisory organization and had held numerous human resources management roles at a multinational organization, including a three-year international assignment in Asia/Pacific. She was the Director of the Diversity Institute in Management and Technology at the Ted Rogers School of Management from 2006 to 2011. Margaret has received numerous grants to conduct research projects in diversity in organizations and has published several articles on the topic. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the best Ph.D. dissertation in Human Resources. The award was sponsored by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.  Margaret also received the HR Academic of the Year Award in 2012, one of the HR Summit Awards organized by the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) to recognize the very best in human resources management across the country.


HR Management & Org Behaviour

Select Research and Professional Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Yap, M., Holmes, M., Hannan, C. & Cukier, W. “Correlates of Career Satisfaction in Canada – The Immigrants’ Experience,” Journal of International Migration and Integration, Volume 15:1 (2014): 49-71. Print.
Cukier, W., Smarz, S. & Yap, M. “Using the Diversity Audit Tool to Assess the Status of Women in the Canadian Financial Services Sector: A Case Study.” The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nation,” Volume 11:3 (2011): 15-36. Print.
Yap, M., Cukier, W., Holmes, M. & Hannan, C. “Career Satisfaction – A Look Behind the Races.” Relations Industrielles 65.4 (2010):  584-608. Print.
Yap, M. “The Intersection of Gender & Race: Effects on the Incidence of Promotions.” Canadian Journal of Career Development, 9.2, (2010): 22-34. Print.
Yap, M., Holmes, M., Hannan, C. & Cukier, W.  “The Relationship between Diversity Training, Organizational Commitment and Career Satisfaction.” Journal of European Industrial Training 34.6 (2010): 519 – 538. Print. [Chosen as a Highly Commended Paper at the Literatic Network Awards for Excellence 2011]
Yap, M. “Slicing & Dicing the Gender/Racial Earnings Differentials.” International Journal of Manpower 31.4 (2010): 466 - 488. Print.

Best Paper in Conference Proceedings

Lejasisaks, L. & Yap, M. “Gender and Ethnic Composition of Lawyers in Large Law Firms in Toronto: A First Assessment.” Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Montreal, Quebec, July 2011.


Yap, M. & Everett, K. Labour Market Barriers Facing Visible Minorities – A Subgroup Analysis. 2011.


Belcourt, M., McBey, K., Hong, Y. & Yap, M. 2012. Strategic Human Resources Planning, 5th edition, Thomson Nelson, Toronto.
Milkovich, G., Newman, J., Gerhart, B, Cole, N. & Yap, M. 2013. Compensation, 4th edition, McGrawHill-Ryerson.

Undergraduate Courses

MHR 523 Human Resources Management
MHR 749 Compensation Management
MHR 849 Human Resources Planning

Graduate Courses

MB 8106 Managing in a Diverse World
MB 8301 Strategic Human Resources Management
Honours & Awards
2012 HR Academic of the Year Award, Human Resources Professional Association
2011 Highly Commended Paper, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Paper Title: The Relationship between Diversity Training, Organizational Commitment and Career Satisfaction
2005 Best PhD Dissertation Award in Human Resources Research from the  International Alliance for Human Resources Research.
Dissertation Title: Gender and Racial Differentials in Compensation, Promotions and Separations.

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