The People Plan provides a roadmap for Capilano University's people, culture and diversity journey into 2030.

Photo from the Start Right Here orientation event.

It is important to recognize that while the University's people, culture and diversity department is the custodian of the plan, the ability to move this plan forward is reliant on the work and activities of all employees at CapU.

At its core, the People Plan and its five pillars of employee engagement support the values, goals and strategic priorities in both Envisioning 2030 and Illuminating 2030, and it commits the University to a set of actions over the next three years. By listening to all our employees at CapU, we will work together to determine the best strategies to achieve the successful outcomes put forth in this plan.

To everyone who works at CapU, the People Plan represents the University's commitment to support all employees to create a distinct university experience for all learners.

The Five Pillars of Employee Engagement

The People Plan will focus its priorities and actions on the following five essential pillars of employee engagement.

CapU will deepen employee trust in the University by:

  • communicating in a transparent and honest manner
  • aligning the University's actions with its values in everything we do
  • continuously investing in the employees who work at CapU

CapU will ensure employees experience a positive work environment by:

  • promoting and supporting health and wellness initiatives and sustainable practices
  • improving the comfort and functionality of physical workspaces
  • creating a culture of recognition
  • weaving EDI and a commitment to Truth and Reconciliation into the foundation of everything we do

CapU will prioritize creating meaningful work for employees by:

  • encouraging autonomy, imagination, continuous learning and empowering of teams
  • placing best fit candidates in best fit roles
  • promoting healthy work-life rhythm

CapU will enhance employee opportunities for growth by:

  • investing in training and on-the-job support
  • establishing succession and development planning
  • offering diverse learning and development opportunities

CapU will strive to develop great leadership throughout the University by:

  • encouraging continuous learning through professional development opportunities
  • creating a culture of curiosity, imagination and reflective practice
  • developing a modern and agile performance management program


Have questions?

People, Culture & Diversity

Kartik Bharadwa, VP
604 984 4991, ext. 4991
Birch Building, room BR441

People, Culture & Diversity

Natalie Chow, Executive Assistant
604 938 7563
Birch Building, room BR439