Iryna Leonova, CRP
University of Calgary
Iryna Leonova, Advisor for recognition at the University of Calgary, is passionate about utilizing scientific methods in HR work to identify reliable metrics, measure progress, and predict future trends. Iryna holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in genetics and cytology and a Ph.D. in biochemistry. After switching her career focus from Science to Human Resources several years ago, Iryna has worked in both private and public sector. She graduated from the HR Management Certificate program offered by the University of Calgary and earned the Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) designation from Recognition Professionals International. As a testament to her work on developing and implementing recognition metrics for the University of Calgary’s recognition strategy implementation, Iryna was awarded the university’s “U Make a Difference” employee award in the category of Innovation and Curiosity in 2017. In 2018, she co-presented at the HR Undefined Conference (CPHR, Alberta) and Annual RPI Conference (Nashville, USA).