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KPU Government Relations

Government Relations

The KPU Government Relations department helps to facilitate the exchange of information between the university and elected officials, members of the community and key decision-makers in all levels of government. We help advance the university’s strategic priorities through building positive and collaborative relationships with government, First Nations, industry, business and communities.

Our Values

Non-partisanship: We will not be duty-bound to, or biased against, any political party or engage in activity that may be construed as politically biased (Vision 2023 Alignment - Quality D3).

Leadership: We will strive for excellence in the work that we do in an effort to advance the university profile in BC (Vision 2023 Alignment - Experience A3/Quality D3).

Partnership: We will be proactive and deliberate in our interactions with stakeholders to become a trusted partner to government (Vision 2023 Alignment - Experience A3/Quality D1, D3).

Strategic thinking: We will be forward-thinking and consider long-term implications and opportunities that advance KPU's profile in the province (Vision 2023 Alignment - Creativity C3/Quality D1,D3).

Flexibility: We will adapt to the changing needs of government, industry, and the communities within which we serve (Vision 2023 Alignment - Sustainability B3/Creativity C3/Quality D1, D3).

Learn more about Vision 2023

Contact Us

12666 72nd Ave
Surrey, BC

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 604-599-2100
Email: govrelations@kpu.ca

Randall Heidt
VP External Affairs

Katie Openshaw
Government Relations Advisor