Bio (Ruby Latif)
Doctor of Social Sciences
Ruby has over 15 years of experience in negotiation and project management. She is the founder/CEO of Milieu Strategy and Consulting Inc. Milieu helps politicians and community organizations engage with Ontario's diverse communities. Previously she has worked with the Pathway Group (a government relations firm) as Vice President of Diversity, Engagement, and Special Events. Ruby also served as former Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Senior Advisor for Community Relations, where she was principally responsible for government strategy and outreach efforts to Ontario’s diverse communities. Most recently, Ruby was featured in the National Post for her recent work on Mayor John Tory's successful mayoral election campaign (2014). As the Tory Campaign’s Director of Diversity and Community Outreach, Ruby utilized her comprehensive understanding of Toronto’s diverse communities, large network of ethnic media contacts, and public affairs expertise to create a winning ethnic media strategy. She continues to serve the Office of the Mayor as an Advisor on diversity and community engagement. Ruby is excited to pursue her Doctor of Social Sciences at Royal Roads. Her dissertation topic will focus on "why progress has not been made with respect to the promotion of women and visible minorities into leadership positions within corporations, boards, and agencies. Additionally, Ruby will explore issues pertaining to the lack of visible minorities running for political office".