Holistic Aboriginal HR Inclusion Strategy
- Provide expertise to hiring committees in the recruiting, hiring and retention of Aboriginal faculty and staff.
- Increased outreach and the awareness of Aboriginal employment-related issues of both historical and contemporary realities along with cultural knowledge which affects the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal people’s.
- Empower, support and coach Aboriginal candidates in the application, interview and hiring process for faculty and staffing opportunities.
- Develop and Implement Seminars and Presentations for Conferences, Human Resource courses, Employers, and Department Head Committees.
About Tracey King
- Tracey’s role is all encompassing with a holistic vision and approach, a model of gathering all Aboriginal people’s and honouring each individual`s diverse identities, work, education and lived experiences for transfer into Ryerson.
- She provides strategic advice, expertise and assistance across the university by facilitated increased recruitment, hiring, retention and the advancement of Aboriginal faculty and staff.
- Ensure Ryerson carries out the holistic Human Resources vision identified through the University’s Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Action Plan.
- Aboriginal students need to see they are represented, participants and connected to role models.
- Tracey collaborates with Human Resources, the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, the Ryerson Aboriginal Student Service, the Aboriginal Education Council, and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
- Tracey, Essinhs Kwe (Little Shell Woman) is Ojibway and Pottawotami, Otter Clan and is a band member of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario.
- First Aboriginal Human Resources Consultant in Canadian Higher Education.
- Master of Education in Higher Education and Leadership, Bachelor of Aboriginal Adult Education and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science along with Career and Work Counselling and Human Resources Management.
- First-generation student and professional in her family.
- Life purpose has always been working with and assisting Aboriginal peoples reach their full potential.
- Over 3 year span, Ryerson has tripled its Aboriginal faculty and staff numbers.
First Career Journey at Ryerson – HR Newsletter, March 1, 2014 – Wrote article for HR Newsletter about new Aboriginal hire in two short term temporary positions in Dean’s Office and an OPSEU position as Administrative Assistant. The article features, Jeanine Webster, a short-term placement as the Interim Administrative Academic Coordinator in the Faculty of Community Services.
Leadership Spotlight: Elder and Traditional Counsellor Joanne Dallaire, Ryerson University – HR Management Newsletter, August 28, 2014 – A wonderful article I wrote about our Elder and Traditional Counsellor, Joanne Dallaire.
Embracing Employee’s Personal and Cultural Wellbeing Practices – HR Newsletter, July 30, 2015 – Wrote article about Aboriginal employee, Cheryl Trudeau, who is the Coordinator of the Aboriginal Education Council.
Aboriginal Hiring and Interview Tips – HR Newsletter, March 2014 – Wrote article about new Aboriginal Hire, Dawn Maracle, our new Manager of Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services.
For more information about starting your career with Ryerson, please contact Tracey King:
Toll Free: 1-866-496-7047
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