The Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) is hosting a panel discussion with WINS Toronto:
Showcasing Immigrant Voices: Calling for a Paradigm Shift
The Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) aims to be a leader in the transdisciplinary exploration of international migration, integration, and diaspora and refugee studies. In addition to supporting research in these areas, the Centre’s mission includes mentoring students and consolidating Ryerson University’s reputation as the pre‐eminent site of knowledge development and exchange with governments, community organizations, and other academics, both nationally and internationally.
WINS Toronto is a not-for-profit founded by Dr. Hitu Sood in 2018. WINS mission is to promote inclusive policies in the Canadian workforce and aims to provide an embracing community of support for diverse professionals. WINS brings attention to the challenges faced by diverse professionals in Canada. Our defining feature is our community-based approach driven by research that concentrates on the perceived barriers impeding those we are advocating for. We view diversity and equity issues through a distinctly Canadian lens, keeping in mind that very often Canada’s diversity narrative gets swamped by the larger North American media spotlight.
The name WINS reflects a commitment to providing a setting in which diverse professionals can succeed and flourish.
Join RCIS and WINS Toronto on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 via zoom from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST.
The speakers for this session include:
- Dr. Hitu Sood, Founder of WINS Toronto. Hitu is an HR and Diversity Consultant running her own consulting called HITU HR Solutions in Canada. Hitu has previously worked in corporate as well as universities in Australia and colleges in Canada. She has been named in the North American 100 most inclusive HR influencers in the world for the last two years.
- Mark Lovewell, Chair of WINS Toronto. Mark is a Consultant and Advisor to start-ups in the Education sector and a retired university professor from Ryerson University. He has also worked in the cultural sphere as the former co-publisher and interim editor-in-chief of the Literary Review of Canada. Mark's economics principles text published by McGraw Hill is now in its 8th edition.
- Veronica Seeto, Vice-Chair of WINS Toronto. Veronica has been working with immigrants for over 15 yrs and enjoyed a professional career of 45 years in software development in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She has mentored professional IT newcomers by helping them transition their careers to Canada.
- Dr. Usha George, Director of the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement and Professor of School of Social Work at Ryerson University. Usha's research focuses on newcomer settlement and integration, with an emphasis on examining policies and programs to ensure newcomers have the supports they need to settle and become contributing members of Canadian society.
Register to receive a link and password for the ZOOM session.
A video recording of the event with captions will be made publicly available on the RCIS website following the event.