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Health & Safety Committee

Safety Office


Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations 2016 [opens in a new window]

The primary role of the University's Health and Safety Committee is to oversee all matters of health and safety at the University.  The duties of the Committee include, but are not limited to:

  • Bring forward concerns from employees 
  • Help to identify hazards and risks to the safety and health and welfare of employees
  • Develop and promote programs for educating and informing employees
  • Make recommendations to the University concerning the safety and health of employees
  • Participate in regular workplace inspections
  • Participate in investigations relevant to accident/incidents, unsafe work refusal, and stop work
  • Maintain records
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the Safety and Health Program

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members


Name Representation and Position
Marni Yasumatsu AVP - Human Resources Co-chair
Erin Sywake Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
Kyle MacDonald Executive Director, Infrastructure
Vacant Employer Alternate
Trevor Day IUOE - HVAC Technician
Steven Shwaykosky IUOE - Engineer Alternate
Inga Johnson Mychasiw CMP Group
Michael Dudley UWFA - Faculty Member
Katherine Breward UWFA - Faculty Member 
Paul Holloway UWFA - Faculty Member 
Jaime Orr UWFA - Faculty Member
Natasha Taiarol AESES - Technician Co-Chair
Jillian Golby-Borsa AESES - Administrative Manager
Peter Balagus AESES - Technician
Karolya Vargscarr UWSA
Binara Hewagamage UWSA
Tina Matias-Bouchard PSAC

Resource persons for the Health and Safety Committee:

  • Kevin Smith, Manager, Safety and Health
  • Doug Brownridge, Occupational Safety Officer
  • Tabitha Wood, Chair, Science Lab Safety Subcommittee
  • Wade Carriere, Manager, Emergency Response and Disaster Recovery
  • Jennifer Trotman, Director of Campus Living

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