Dr. Dionne Pohler is an associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan Edwards School of Business and the CRS Chair in Co-operative Governance with the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives. She is also a faculty research fellow with the Rotman Institute of Gender and the Economy and holds a status faculty appointment with the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto, where she previously served as the Acting Director and PhD Chair.

Dionne’s research has focused on the impact of employment laws, organizational governance, unions, and human resource practices and systems on employee and organizational outcomes, as well as labour and social policy implementation, the gender earnings gap, the impact of COVID-19 on organizations and workers, and rural co-operative economic development.

Dionne was a founding board member of Co-operatives First, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with rural and Indigenous communities to address the needs identified by community members. She was also the vice-chair of an independent taskforce that undertook a review of the federal Employment Equity Act in 2022.

Dionne holds a B.COMM from Dalhousie University and a Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Alberta School of Business.