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Social Issues Series: Leadership and mentorship during COVID-19
December 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A six-part series of conversations with CESAR VP Services and Finance called “Social issues Canadians are Facing.“
The Continuing Education Students Association of Ryerson (CESAR) is hosting the second of a six (6) part series of conversations discussing “Leadership and Mentorship during COVID-19.” Our conversation will address what leadership looks like for the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC ) community with Kyle Robinson.
Topic: “Leadership and Mentorship during COVID-19”
- How do you define leadership? What barriers does COVID19 present to leadership and mentorship?
- What barriers do BIPOC people face in entering the workforce? In finding a mentor?
- What qualities should someone look for in a mentor?
- What are the challenges facing a BIPOC leader?
Kyle Robinson is the Director for Facilities Operations, Sustainability and Support Services at The Hospital for Sick Children. In his role he is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to over 400 staff engaged in delivering excellent customer and technical service in the areas of facilities operations, protection services, utilities, energy management, environmental sustainability and patient support services. He is an advisor to C-suite executives on key facility insights and improvements as well as a Champion for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Kyle has over 15 years of private and public sector experience leading facilities portfolios and providing operational excellence within the Healthcare, Higher Education and Bio-pharmaceutical industries. As a certified sustainability professional, he is committed to creating long lasting benefits to both the environment and community through strategic planning, engagement and operational best practices.
Prior to joining The Hospital for Sick Children, Kyle was the Director of Facilities Services and Sustainability at Ryerson University where he was the recipient of the President’s Blue & Gold Award of Staff Excellence and the Julia Hanigsberg Make Your Mark Staff Award.
Kyle is a mentor and a supporter of the Lifelong Leadership Institute.