Vice President - People, Culture & Diversity
Kartik Bharadwa joined Capilano University in January 2022 as vice president, people, culture & diversity.
Leading, advising and guiding key people decisions are central to this role. In this newly created position, Bharadwa oversees all human resources activities that support CapU's distinct employee experience and diverse culture.
Guided by the University’s Envisioning 2030 plan, Bharadwa plays a key role in the University meeting its goal of instilling a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion throughout all university operations and outreach. It is a holistic approach the University is taking to talent strategies; recruitment; performance management; HR operations; labour relations; employee engagement, employee health and well-being.
Bharadwa’s career to date has been distinguished by excellence in labour relations; talent acquisition and retention; learning and development; change management; and organizational effectiveness. Prior to joining CapU, Kartik Bharadwa served as director, human resources, operations and chief privacy officer for the BC Dental Association. His career history includes leadership and executive advisory positions at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, The Compass Group and Sodexo.
He earned an MBA in Human Resource Management from Royal Roads University (RRU) and continues to support the success of MBA students through the RRU mentorship program. Additionally, he is an active member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Management and serves on both their experience review and membership committees.