Pilon School of Business
Year of Graduation: 1988
Year of Induction to Hall of Fame: 2021
Faith Tull is a highly accomplished global human resources leader who inspires and motivates others to aim for success through resilience and determination. Currently a consultant and a York University instructor, as well as a member of the Pilon School of Business BBA Program Advisory Council, Tull has blazed a trail across the HR landscape, having held top leadership positions in blue chip companies in a variety of industries. She has held leadership roles in human resources at Intelex Technologies, ULC/Industrial Scientific Corp., Randstad Canada, and First Canadian Title. She also made significant contributions in her roles at Sanofi Pasteur, GlaxoSmithKline and Husky Injection Molding.
Tull started her life in Canada as a 10-year-old new immigrant from Jamaica, who struggled to keep up with others at school and had to be put back a grade level. She says she spent the next decade of her life trying to catch up with her peers, but never gave up. She remained steadfast in her pursuit of education and earned her Business Administration Marketing diploma at Sheridan in 1988. She received her bachelor of arts degree in Industrial/Labour Relations at the University of Toronto in 1995, and then went on to get a certificate in Adult Education at OISE (U of T). In 2011, she completed her Master of Human Resources Management from York University – 23 years after she received her Sheridan diploma.
Named one of Canada’s 23 Top Black Canadians to Watch in 2016, Tull is a role model for Sheridan’s students. She strongly believes that it is imperative for human resources strategies to be closely aligned with the priorities of business. “My view is that all functions are charged with a specific mandate, each different from the other but none more important than the other. The people strategy permeates throughout the entire business life cycle. Once HR professionals appreciate this, they will continue to be invited to the table,” she says.
Passionate about giving back, Tull also provides mentorship and coaching to aspiring and seasoned business professionals. She also volunteers with multiple organizations in the Black community.