Once again, the Aboriginal Human Resource Council is organizing what is considered “Canada’s biggest indigenous inclusion event and recruitment fair”. This event is designed to help its partners and all types of organizations transform their organizations into a culture of inclusion where Indigenous people feel welcomed, valued and able to succeed. McGill is taking part in this job fair for the first time.
Raising McGill’ s profile as an employer
“McGill takes diversity seriously, so we need to raise our profile to be in a position where Aboriginals are attracted not only to study at McGill, but also to work at McGill,” explained Sylvie Bédard, HR Advisor, who includes diversity among her responsibilities in Human Resources’ Staffing group. “We are taking part in more of these types of forums to attract diverse populations to McGill as candidates for employment.
McGill is already a strong supporter of Aboriginal communities. The First Peoples’ House on McGill’s downtown campus provides Aboriginal students with a home away from home. Through these initiatives, McGill is continuing to build on its commitments of encouraging personal, social, intellectual and cultural interactions between Aboriginals and McGill, and to position McGill as a partner and also as a potential employer for people in these communities.
With some 6,700 faculty and staff representing 155 countries, McGill is multicultural in scope, providing a rich tapestry of cultures and people that naturally contribute to a greater acceptance of diversity in the workplace.