Date: July 29, 2011
Professional & Managerial Staff
President of UTFA
Presidents of Employee Unions
Presidents of Union Associations
From: Angela Hildyard
Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity
Re: Announcement - Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office
It is with very mixed feelings that I must advise you that Shadell Permanand, our Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Officer will be leaving her position as of August 26th. Shadell’s partner has received an outstanding employment offer for a position in Chicago - one that the family could not refuse. Shadell and her family are moving in early September so as to ensure that their children are able to start the school year in their new schools. While I am delighted for Shadell and her family, I am extremely sorry to lose her from the University.
Shadell has made significant contributions to the University, building strong relationships with key stakeholders and dealing with complex issues in a sensitive, principled way. I am delighted that she has agreed to return to Toronto for several days in the fall to deliver training programs that she has developed and I hope we will continue to be able to access her expertise in these areas from time to time.
A search for the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Officer will be initiated very soon. In the meantime, if you need assistance you may continue to call the ARCD Office (978-5439; email@example.com), Paddy Stamp (978-3908; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Andrea Carter (978-8167; email@example.com).
Please join me in wishing Shadell and her family every success in their new venture.