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Laura Gover-Basar


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Laura Gover-Basar is a researcher and educator in organizational behaviour and human resource management. She engages learners by consistently introducing new content and ideas and using experiential approaches to encourage learners to see how theory translates into practice. Gover-Basar’s primary research interests include organizational change, organizational culture, sense-making and qualitative research methods, with a particular focus on healthcare organizations. Her work has been published in numerous journals including the British Journal of Management, Journal of Change Management and Advances in Healthcare Management.


Gover-Basar’s work experience is diverse and spans private and public sectors with employers such as Industry Canada and AB InBev (known in Canada as Labatt Breweries). Her experience includes policy analysis, sales, marketing and production. Gover-Basar also brings her prior experience at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Ottawa where she taught in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of International Business programs.


Gover-Basar is currently a PhD candidate in Management at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. Gover-Basar completed four courses toward her Master of Business Administration at Carleton University and was granted fast-track admission to the PhD program. Her doctoral thesis focuses on how individuals make sense of organizational change over time from an insider perspective. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (2006) from Carleton University with a concentration in managing people and organizations.