Two-time UWindsor grad Jody Fraser (BA drama in education 1993, BA psychology 1993) has accepted an appointment as the University’s associate vice-president, human resources, effective April 3, interim vice-president, equity, diversity, and inclusion Clinton Beckford has announced.
In her new role, Fraser will work as a leadership partner in the development, implementation, and evaluation of transformative and strategic initiatives underway at the University. Dr. Beckford said that as the University’s “people officer,” she will act as a champion for equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism strategies to ensure that these principles are embedded in HR initiatives, policies, processes, and practices.
“Please join me in welcoming Jody, a proud UWindsor graduate, back to the University and our campus community,” Beckford said. “I look forward to working closely with her, along with the HR team, through an exciting period of innovation and change.”
Fraser will lead the human resources team in the areas of training and development, labour relations, talent acquisition and retention, workforce planning, compensation management, pension and benefit administration, information and analytics, and occupational health and safety.
Her office will have a consultative relationship with the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic as it pertains to academic labour relations, which is part of the provost’s portfolio.
Fraser brings over 20 years of experience in delivering services and implementing initiatives related to institutional transformation, change management, policy development and labour relations. She has held leadership roles in human resources at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and the University of Calgary, as well as being an active member of the Alberta Labour Relations Board. She holds designation as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources as well as certificates in human resources management, organizational design, and labour relations.