He will be remembered for his many achievements as well as being a generous and caring colleague and teacher. He received numerous teaching and research awards from Simon Fraser University and best paper awards at the Academy of Management. He published in such journals as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, HRM, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Academy of Management Journal, Industrial and Labor Relations Review and the Journal of Management. Overall, he published over 50 journal articles. He received a significant amount of funding in the form of ARC grants and Social Science and Humanities grants and before he died was setting up funding for an OHS Research Centre at Simon Fraser University.
Rick was an incredible mentor to staff and students, especially post graduate students. In a recent tribute by Simon Fraser University several students spoke about what an inspirational and caring person that he was. He taught students a considerable amount about the HRM discipline, its research methods and how and how they should strive for research excellence and pursue ambitious goals.
Rick will also be remembered for his drive and passion for research excellence. He worked hard in pursuing new ground in the areas of turnover, absenteeism, trade unions, OHS and HIWS. He was a research leader in these fields.
Most people will also remember his wit and charm – he had a wonderful sense of humour that entertained his students and colleagues.
Simon Fraser University has established the Dr. Rick Iverson Memorial Fund. You can donate to this fund at the following address: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/donate.aspx?EventID=92872&LangPref=en-CA&Referrer=direct%2fnone
He is survived by his daughter Amy, his partner Shelly, his father Arthur, his sister Lee-anne and his ex wife Diane.