Emma Pavlov


Emma Pavlov has recently retired from University Health Network (UHN), where she held the position of Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development. As one of Canada’s premiere academic health sciences centres, University Health Network is a multi-site, $1B organization with over 15,000 employees, physicians, scientists, volunteers, and students. It is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Prior to joining the University Health Network, Emma has held various senior positions in both the public and private sectors, including Xerox, Levi Strauss Canada, and Imperial Oil Ltd. Her twenty-five-year career has included all aspects of strategic people management, including organizational effectiveness, labour relations, leadership development, executive coaching, and organizational change.

Emma holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Concordia University and an MBA from Royal Roads University, Victoria, B.C. She has completed numerous management education programs at Harvard, the University of Toronto and Queens and has her Canadian Human Resources designation. Emma has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences, and she has taught negotiations and labour relations to MBA students at the Schulich School of Business at York University.