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About HR

Vancouver Island University - You matter here!

Our Vision

As a strategic partner, foster positive relationships by providing superior service that supports excellence in teaching and learning.

Our Supporting Principles

  • Provide superior service to all employees, departments and decanal areas
  • Practice and promote ethics and integrity
  • Provide consultation through collaboration
  • Recognize and value each employee
  • Engage in strategic initiatives at all levels
  • Cultivate positive relationships

Consider Us Your Resource for

  • Employee Development Initiatives
  • Return to Work Plans and Accommodation
  • Recruitment and Employee Retention Strategies
  • Performance Management
  • Leave and Attendance Management
  • Collective Agreement / Legislation Interpretation and Application
  • Statistical Analysis and Management Reports
  • Research and Advice on Labour Relations and Negotiations
  • Advice on Job Design and Evaluation
  • Workshops and Training
  • Consultation on Conflict Resolution and Risk Assessment

We have many creative and innovative solutions!

Your Human Resources Team

  • Dan VanderSluis, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources
  • Brenda McKay, Director, Human Resources
  • Patricia Elliott, Director, Employee Relations
  • Debra Jacklin, Manager, Talent Acquisition, Development and Retention Strategies
  • Human Resources Administrative Assistants: Kamala Haughton, Tammy Williams
  • Human Resources Advisors: Diane Rembold, Mark Webster, Megan Bailey, Susan Farrant,
    Kelli Yamasaki, Carole Gray
  • HR Specialist, Employee Well-being and Benefits: Dana Swarts (interim)
  • Human Resources Assistants: Cherie McLennan, Debbie Anton, Ardith Conlin
  • Benefits Assistant: Kathryn Gaultois