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HR Community Showcase: Vancouver Film School

Date: February 15, 2018
Location: Vancouver Film School (Gastown Campus)

CPD Hours: 1.5

Event Summary:
HR Community Showcase – Vancouver Film School: A Lesson in Accessing Top Talent
Please join us for another fantastic HR Community Showcase and hear about how the HR Team at Vancouver Film School maximized their ability to access top talent in a highly competitive market.
Vancouver Film School is a recognized world leader in entertainment arts education, offering 13 full-time programs to over 1000 students across eight campuses. VFS employs industry professionals to teach the next generation of industry pros and in order to access top talent in these industries they changed their recruitment approach from a traditional one to a more network-centric approach.
Come learn how this concept came about, how they executed the concept (with both successes and failures) including specific examples of how they built their networks, social media outreach, and how they connected with passive candidates. This is a great opportunity to hear the story of how VFS have evolved to be more effective recruiters and how any HR professional working in any industry and any budget can learn to maximize their ability to access top talent. 
As always our community showcase will begin with a networking/refreshment reception and end with the optional a short tour of a section of the campus. This is a great opportunity to come check out their fantastic film studio space. 
Attendance is limited and this session will fill up fast!
Janet Hughes, MBA, CPHR - Director of Human Resources
As the Director of Human Resources at Vancouver Film School, Janet consistently delivers business goals through her collaborative and solutions-based approach in all HR functions throughout the organization.  Janet and her team support the growth and strategic efforts of two schools, Vancouver Film School and Shanghai Vancouver Film School, ten international office locations and eight campuses in downtown Vancouver.
Andrew Tsang – Human Resources Manager
Originally brought on as the HR Assistant in 2008, Andrew is on his second tour of VFS. He pursued another opportunity to further his professional knowledge in the public sector and leading the HR department in a unionized environment at the Richmond Olympic Oval for fifteen months before returning to VFS in the summer of 2014.
Victor Sei, CPHR, Human Resources Generalist
After 8 successful years of project management in the tech industry in Canada and Singapore, Victor decided to shift his career to HR and attended the 1-year full-time HR program at BCIT in 2011. Upon graduation, Victor obtained CPHR designation and started his HR career at VFS as Payroll Administrator and HR Assistant in 2013. Victor continues his VFS HR career path by becoming HR Generalist in 2015, where he leads the payroll, benefits, and administrative functions.
Vancouver Film School - Film Production Campus
142 Water Street

Paid Parking: Easy Park Lot at 160 Water Street is the closest lot.
Transit: Nearest skytrain station is Waterfront.

5:30pm - 6:15pm - Registration/Networking
6:15pm - 7:45pm - Showcase & Tour

Your registration includes event admittance, a drink ticket and appetizers.
Pre-Registration is now closed, however seats are available for onsite registration! 

Should you have any questions regarding events in your region, please contact Quinne Davey - Member Relations Manager, Lower Mainland. 
Registration Fees

Early-Registration Deadline
(Feb 8th)

Regular Registration Rate
(until Feb 14th)




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