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Sarah Hart - Post Secondary Liaison

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  1. 1. BC HRMA and You Sarah Hart - Post Secondary Liaison Member Name: Sarah Hart BC HRMA Region: Coastal Vancouver Member Title & Organization: Student, Capilano University Sarah is the BC HRMA student representative for Capilano University. She is also the co-director of the Capilano University Human Resources Management Association. How long have you been a BC HRMA member? Since October 2007. Tell me about your education/training background. I am a student at Capilano University's School of Business. I will be graduating in December of this year with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Advanced Diploma in Strategic Human Resources Management. I wrote the National Knowledge Exam in October 2008 and will know how well I did very soon! Tell me about your experience/background in the field of Human Resources. During my third year of studies at Capilano University, I developed a strong interest in Human Resources. Through the encouragement of Kathryn Taft, a faculty member at the University, I enrolled in the Advanced Diploma in Strategic Human Resources Management program. Along with pursuing HR related coursework, I became involved in several extra-curricular activities related to HR. In October 2007, I became a student member of BC HRMA. Next I became immediately involved in volunteering at the 2007 conference, then proceeded to become a mentee in the Professional Mentorship Program, and finally became a Student Representative for Capilano University's Post Secondary Committee (Coastal Vancouver Region). In February of 2008, I became an active member of Capilano University's student led Capilano HRMA, and took over a director's role in June 2008. My primary areas of interest and study have been training and development, organizational development, labour relations and performance management. What is your HR Philosophy? I aspire to develop the skills and abilities needed to sit with the strategic leadership team of an organization. I believe an HR professional must have financial intelligence to strategically contribute to an organization's effective utilization of human resources. As well, I believe the HR
  2. 2. function must continue to evolve its practices and policies to create an organization that not only focuses on meeting the bottom dollar, but also meets the social and emotional needs of its workers. I feel the emerging generation of workers will place great importance on work-life balance and a commitment to social responsibility. The HR function should meet the needs of these workers and I am excited to help lead the revolution. If you could have 5 more hours in a day, how would you spend them? Along with my passion for HR, I have a passion for Alpine rock climbing in my own backyard of the Coast Mountains, and also some of the biggest mountain ranges in the world. The wilderness of British Columbia is a playground and there's nothing better than the feeling of being so small in such wild and beautiful country. If I could have five more hours a day, I'd be spending them climbing! The Member Highlight section of HRVoice.org is an opportunity to introduce leading HR practitioners, BC HRMA volunteers and new members. Are you looking for some exposure? Use this informal and fun avenue to get your name out there! Contact Naomi Iiyoshi.