Cheryl Yingst Bartel, B.A, L.L.B, L.L.M. (Lab. Rel. & Empl. Law), has more than a decade of experience arbitrating labour disputes as part of a career in conflict resolution that has spanned more than 30 years. She is a former litigator with an international law firm who has appeared before all levels of the judiciary, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Cheryl has arbitrated in both the private and public sectors, in provincial and federal jurisdictions, and across multiple industries. She has experience with med-arb and expedited processes and acts as an ad hoc arbitrator for an expedited process in the railway industry. Cheryl holds multiple appointments to provincial and federal rosters, for both labour arbitration and mediation work. She is also a named arbitrator in multiple collective agreements.

Cheryl regularly presents on current issues and has been actively involved with the Calgary Labour Arbitration and Policy Conference for many years and in many roles (as panelist, workshop leader, plenary speaker, Conference Advisory Committee Member and Conference Co-Chair).