Janet Hughes

Director, Human Resources, Vancouver Film School


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 seven campuses in downtown Vancouver.

In addition to over 15 years of experience in the field of recruiting and HR, Janet holds an MBA specializing in Human Resources Management, and the Chartered Professional Human Resources designation in BC and the Yukon. She leads a sought-after team - a finalist for the 2017 Canadian HR Team of the Year (fewer than 500 employees) with Human Resources Director Canada, including her HR Generalist of five years being selected as one of 24 Rising Stars in Canada in 2017. Janet’s focus is human resources strategy, recruitment and enhancement of the talent pipeline at VFS, industry partnerships, organizational growth and development, change management, and finding innovation in the areas of engagement and retention. Janet’s expertise includes talent sourcing, hiring, developing and retaining professionals from the arts and entertainment industry, including filmmakers, directors, cinematographers, animators, visual effects specialists, programmers, game designers, and many more.

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