Professor Rosemary Venne retires

Keith Willoughby

Dr. Rosemary Venne

Generation X. Baby Boomers. Millenials. The Echo Boom. Such is the lexicon of demography, a science that explores the shifting structure of human populations. This flourishing field was the domain of Dr. Rosemary Venne, whose retirement on June 30, 2020 marked the culmination of a career spanning three decades with the Edwards School of Business.

Hailing from Ontario, Rosemary pursued graduate degrees at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto before setting her sights westward. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour, she taught courses in our B.Comm. and MBA programs.

Her published research demonstrated a keen ability to tackle problems of monumental importance for Canadian business. Specifically, she explored the changing nature of female retirement in Canada, intergenerational equity, and the persistent need for organizations to adapt performance appraisal approaches to the reality of the modern workplace. She garnered an International Award for Excellence based on a 2015 publication in The International Journal of Aging and Society.

Nominated on no fewer than five occasions for teaching awards, Rosemary displayed wit and wisdom in the classroom. In fact, she deployed movies to teach leadership principles in online courses, an approach that captured and maintained student enthusiasm.

Rosemary will be retiring to Windsor - the legendary answer to the question “What Canadian city lies south of Detroit?”, a piece of trivia she often evoked in casual conversations.

Congratulations, Rosemary, on your “booming” career!

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