Rosemary Venne

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Industrial Relations) (University of Toronto) M.I.R. (Industrial Relations) (Queen's University) M.A. (Psychology) (Queen's University) B.A. (Psychology) (University of Windsor)


Room 150
25 Campus Drive, Nutrien Centre, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, SK, S7N 5A7


Rosemary has received a Masters degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Industrial Relations, both from Queen's University.  She completed her PhD from the Centre for Industrial Relations at the University of Toronto and joined the faculty in the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan in 1992.  

Her research interests include changing demographic patterns and the impact on labour force supply, career patterns and mentoring as well as public policy implications of an aging labour force. Other interests include alternative work-time arrangements such as the compressed workweek. Rosemary is co-author with David Foot of several demography papers, including, "Awakening to the Intergenerational Equity Debate in Canada”.


  • Comm 348 Leadership
  • Comm 211 Human Resource Management

Recent Publications

  • Venne, Rosemary & Hannay, Maureen. (2018). Generational Change, the Modern Workplace and Performance Appraisal: Why Changing Workplaces Need a Developmental Approach to Performance Appraisal, American Journal of Management, 18(5), 88-102.

  • Venne, Rosemary. A. & Hannay, Maureen. (2017). Demographics, the Third Age and Partial Retirement: Policy Proposals to Accommodate the Changing Picture of Female Retirement in Canada. Journal of Women and Aging,29(6), 1-19.

  • Rosemary Venne, Donna Goodridge, Elizabeth Quinlan and Paulette Hunter. 2015. “Let’s Talk about Dying: Proposals for Encouraging Discussion of Advance-Care Planning.” The International Journal of Aging and Society, Vol 5(4), pp.33-46. 

  • Kalagnanam, S. and Venne, R. A. 2015. ‘Management control in a spiritually-charged organisation’, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp.1–15.

  • Goodridge, Donna, Elizabeth Quinlan, Rosemary Venne, Paulette Hunter, and Doug Surtees. "Planning for Serious Illness by the General Public: A Population-Based Survey," ISRN Family Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 483673, 8 pages, 2013. doi:10.5402/2013/483673.
  • Hannay, Maureen. & Rosemary A. Venne. 2012. It’s showtime: using movies to teach leadership in online courses. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. Vol 8 (no.3), pp 238-247.
  • Foot, David .K. and Rosemary A. Venne. 2011. The Long Goodbye: Age, Demographics and Flexibility in RetirementCanadian Studies in Population, 38, (3-4), 59-74.
  • Rosemary A. Venne. 2011. "Mentoring: Bridging the Generational and Career Divide", in Adapting Mentorship Across the Professions, (eds. E. Ralph & K. Walker), Calgary:Temeron Books, pp.107-122.

  • Rosemary A. Venne. 2010. 'Longer to launch: Demographic changes in life-course transitions'. in Ways of Living: Work, Organisations, Community and Lifestyle Choices, edited by Paul Blyton, Betsy Blunsdon, Ken Reed and Ali Dastmalchian, Palgrave Macmillan, pp75-98.

Recent Presentations

Selection of recent Presentations and Conferences:

  • Rosemary Venne (presenter) and Maureen Hannay, Is there a work-fertility trade off? Women, work and identity, at conference: Statistics Canada: 100 years and counting, December 6-7, 2018, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Rosemary Venne and Maureen Hannay (presenter), Generational Change, the Modern Workplace and Performance Appraisal: Why Changing Workplaces Need a Developmental Approach to Performance Appraisal, at Academy of Business Research Fall 2018 Conference, in Boca Raton, Florida, (at Lynn University), November 14-16, 2018.
  • Riding the career roller coaster: How career and demographic patterns are shifting”, presentation at Alumni Jubilee - Edwards Lunch & Learn Event, September 16, 2016
  • "Demographics, Career Attachment and Partial Retirement: the Changing Picture of Female Retirement" at the Southern Demography Association 2014 Annual Meeting, in Memphis Tennessee, October 15-17, 2014.
  • May 27, 2013, invited presentation to Association of Managers in Canadian College and University Student Centres (AMICCUS-C) on the topic of Work-life Balance (Get a life: work-life balance in the 21st century, Saskatoon SK.
  • Rosemary Venne (Presenter), Donna Goodridge; Elizabeth Quinlan, Paulette Hunter & Doug Surtees. “Policy implications for encouraging discussions of advance-care planning” at the Aging and Society 2013 conference, November 8-9, 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • Rosemary Venne: 2012. Demography and Educational Trends in Alberta, at NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) Employee Engagement Event, April 30, 2012, Edmonton Alberta
  • Rosemary Venne. 2011.  Freedom 67: Women, Career Attachment and Partial Retirement, presented at the Canadian Research Data Centre Network National Conference 2011 “Coming of Age: The Policy Impact of an Aging Population”, Edmonton, Alberta, October 4-5.
  • Rosemary A. Venne (with M. Hannay). 2011.  It's Showtime: Using movies to teach leadership in online courses (concurrent session), Annual meeting of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), held at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, June 15-18.
  • Rosemary A. Venne. Public Policy Forum’s conference on Mature Workers “Canada’s Aging Workforce”, on Panel: Strategies for Retention and Recruitment, title of presentation: “The long goodbye: Age, demographics and flexibility in retirement”. Ottawa, October 28, 2010.
  • Rosemary A. Venne. Presentation to Skills and Employment Branch's YMAGIN (Your Mandate for Greater Involvement) at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Title: The Coming Demographic Shift: Career, Leadership and Human Resource Implications. Gatineau, Quebec, October 5, 2010.
  • Rosemary A. Venne. The Coming Demographic Shift: Career and Human Resource Policy Implications, presented to Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, September 16, 2010.