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Career Events

Jul 23
The Importance of Intercultural Understanding and Inclusion in Advancing Career Prospects

Time 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location - Online

Elijah Williams, a proud Sheridan alumnus, will be discussing his transition from being a Photography student to managing and directing the Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support. Elijah will highlight how intercultural understanding and inclusion have contributed to his career journey, how they continue to inform his work in leading Indigenous education at Sheridan, and how they are essential in building good relationships and advancing one’s career.

Elijah’s advocacy is informed by his background as a member of the Turtle Clan of the Cayuga Nation. The values and principles of the Haudenosaunee prescribes that the work he does needs to build a positive legacy for people living generations from now. He is an educator from Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve #40 and currently resides in Oakville, Ontario. Elijah oversees the operations of the Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support. In addition to his role at Sheridan, Elijah is a member of the Board of Directors at Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT). Elijah believes in the transformative power of Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing in providing learners with an educational toolkit to flourish and thrive.