​Jelena Zikic

Associate Professor, York University

Jelena Zikic, PhD (University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management) is an Associate Professor and a Graduate Program Director at York University, School of Human Resource Management.

Her program or research and expertise centers on career transitions of diverse populations (e.g., unemployed, entrepreneurs, baby boomers, migrants). In this context her studies focused most on understanding Skilled Migrant identity transitions, cross-cultural mentoring relationships, and overall integration of migrants into local organizations and societies more broadly.

Dr. Zikic has presented at numerous national and international conferences and her work appeared in leading journals such as Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Human Relations among others. Most recently, her work has been featured in the Globe and Mail newspaper, in CBC radio interviews and the HR Reporter. She collaborates closely with various Immigrant Settlement agencies and aims to provide practical advice for career and support services offered to newcomers.