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The Human Resources office is moving locations as of Feb 19. During the following week, our response rate may be slower. We hope to be back to our regular service levels very soon. Thank you for your patience.

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: Jennifer Caffrey
  • Human Resources Assistants: Cherie McLennan, Debbie Anton, Ardith Conlin
  • Benefits Coordinator: Dana Swarts