Safety Office

Our Mission

"To promote, educate, and implement safety and health at The University of Winnipeg. To accomplish this mission, safety must be seen as a responsibility shared by all. It begins with you and includes your supervisor, department heads, local safety committees, Deans, University Administration, and the central safety committee of the University."


The Safety Office is located in room 1C05, first Floor Centennial Hall, across from the Info Booth.

The Health & Safety Specialist, Kevin Smith, is located in 7Ri31A in the Human Resources Office and may be reached at 204.786.9894 or if urgent at 782-2588 or at

The Occupational Safety Officer, Doug Brownridge, may be reached at 204.789.4191 or at

The Lab Safety Officer, Sangita Shah, may be reached at 204.789.1439 or at

Health Nurse Information and Contact Information: 204.786.9496

Safe Removal of Needles/Syringes

Campus community members are advised to contact UWinnipeg Security Services for safe disposal of any drug paraphernalia found on campus grounds. Items such as needles and syringes may be contaminated and are not safe to handle; they should be removed only by those trained to do so, such as campus security officers.

For more information on what to do if you find a needle/syringe or similar item on campus, please visit the Personal Safety page on the Campus Security Services website.

Zika Virus Information

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika Virus outbreak an international emergency, calling the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne virus an “extraordinary event”.  The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has issued a travel advisory for Canadians travelling to areas that have been affected by an outbreak of Zika virus. Read More >