NSERC Chair for
Women in Science & Engineering

Sherry Dunn

Sherry Dunn

"I am hoping to learn their desires"

"And learn how I can help support them not just through this program, but beyond"

Regional HR Business Partner

SK Territory

G3 Canada Limited

What is your job (describe it), and what most excites you about what you do?

I manage the Saskatchewan territory in the field of HR. I provide continual support, coaching, recruitment, employee relations etc. to all employees throughout the 7 country locations. I most enjoy when I travel to my sites and work with people in person. I also most enjoy the hiring of new people and provide guidance to those who have been on-board for some time.

How diverse is your workplace, or your field of work as a whole? What do you think should be done to support greater diversity and create more inclusive practices in your workplace and in the Agriculture field?

We are a new company (3 years) and are a diverse workplace. We have taken on a number of initiatives and programs to ensure greater diversity and inclusion is supported; such as Culture Development, Onboarding, Employee Referral just to note a few.

What advice would you give to young women interested in a career in your field?

Not having an agriculture background personally through my recruitment practices I have met a number of outstanding women and learn of their experience through the interview process. I admire women in this field as they seem to be the backbone of having a strong farm and manage all aspects from the staffing, to the accounting books to tending to the field etc. They have amazing strength and dedication to the success and treat it like a business. They are more in the forefront than past years and I feel this is a huge milestone!

What are some of your interests outside of work?

Staying healthy, golfing, reading, socializing with friends, travel

What are you most hoping you will learn from your mentee? / What learning goals do you have for this experience?

I am hoping to learn their desires and how I can help support them not just through this program but beyond. I have had several mentors in my career that I have kept in touch with and they have not only taught me professionally but more importantly personally. Relationships like these are to be cherished and nourished. They truly are one of a kind if you find the right match.