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Whether you are a current or prospective employee, the professionals in Human Resources are here to help answer your questions about career opportunities, policies, benefits, pensions, and more!

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If you urgently need to get a hold of someone within the HR department, please contact Sean Smith at 604-599-2074 or Manpreet Bhander at 604-598-5469.

People Services

Responsible for compiling, documenting, entering, and updating employee & job information in the HRIS with regards to new hires, employee departures, transfers, employee leaves, benefit enrollments, faculty workload, and employee contracts. Provides information, advice, and guidance to employees regarding relevant collective agreements, benefits, and contract questions.

Human Resources Associate


Anita Allen

Human Resources Associate


Karen Sikora

Human Resources Associate


Kulwant Sekhon

Human Resources Associate


Mahney Basi

Human Resources Associate


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Manager, People Services


Rhonda Johnston


Human Resources Information Systems

The HRIS Administrator provides support in database administration, information reporting, web based employee services, delivery of human resource metrics and related training.

HRIS Administrator


Sameer Kumar

Manager, HRIS


Ryan Chandra

Human Resources and Benefits

Responsible for general benefits information including, health plans (medical, dental, vision care), life insurance, family status changes, retirement and pension information, leaves and employee assistance programs.

Health & Benefits Specialist


Alana Severinski

Health & Benefits Specialist


Indra Manhas

Manager, Total Compensation


Gena Teesdale

Confidential Assistant, Human Resources


Manpreet Bhander

Director, People Services

604-599-2838 Catherine Dube

People Relations

Responsible for consulting and advising managers and employees on a variety of human resource matters including recruitment and selection, collective agreement interpretation, employee relations/labour relations policies, procedures and documentation and compensation and classification.

Human Resources Business Partner


Alex Alva Dimas
Human resources business partner


Charisse Calbick

Human Resources Business Partner


Kim Hunter

Human Resources Business Partner


Navneet Sidhu

Human Resources Business Partner


Melissa McDowell
Human Resources Business Partner 604-599-2783 Kelsi Thier

Human Resources Business Partner


Jessica Marando [On Leave]

Human Resources Business Partner


Mackenzie Mirchandani [On Leave]

People Relations Advisor




Senior Manager, Labour Relations


Macey Nielissen

Director, People Relations (Interim)


Deborah Carmichael

Talent & Organizational Development

Responsible for creating and implementing the organizational-wide design, delivery, implementation and evaluation of initiatives with the goal of helping KPU employees be more effective in their roles.  This role touches on new hire orientation, learning and development and organizational effectiveness. Also responsible for providing leadership, guidance and support in developing the University’s talent acquisition and onboarding strategic roadmap, as well as employment postings and student employment.

Manager, Talent & Organizational Development


Teresa Smith

Human Resources Support Assistant


Darlene Leitch

Human Resources Associate, Talent


Gurleen Bajwa

Office of the Associate Vice President

Associate Vice President, Human Resources 604-599-2830 Laurie Clancy
Confidential Assistant, AVP Human Resources 604-599-2074 Sean Smith



Human Resources is located on the Langley Campus.

20901 Langley By-Pass, Second Floor Room 2540
Phone: 604-599-2150
Fax: 604-599-2111
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm