SHCS is committed to the health and safety of our staff, students, contractors, and guests. The SHCS Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) team is dedicated to effectively supporting business units to achieve their defined visions.

As part of BC’s safety legislation, you have the right to know the topics discussed by safety committees, including any reported incidents/injuries in their workplace. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our OHS team 

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee 

UBC’s Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) is an advisory group made up of employers and employees working together to improve occupational health and safety in the workplace.

Learn more about the JOHSC for Student Housing and Community Services, including:

  • Member information
  •  Meeting minutes (last 3 months)
  • Training, resources, and toolkits (CWL required)

Local Safety Teams

SHCS is made up of numerous service departments, which are organized into six Local Safety Teams (LSTs) that provide support, site-specific information, and safety recommendations to the JOHSC. 

Meeting minutes (with CAIRS reports)

    Bookstore & Campus Mail LST
    Food Services LST
    Operational Services LST

    Operational Services include C&A, Facilities & Building Services, and Student Housing.

    Parking and Access Desk LST
    Support Services LST

    Support Services include Student Residences – Front Desk Services.

    Contact a safety representative 

    If you need to contact your LST representative, find them in this directory.

    SHCS Occupational Health and Safety 

    Meet your SHCS Occupational Health and Safety team.

    Gontran Paget

    Manager, SHCS OHS 

    Contact Gontran regarding any general safety concerns, questions or opportunities within SHCS or the larger UBC community. 


    Jessica Sterman

    Compliance and Claims System Associate

    Contact Jessica for support with reporting personal or workplace injury claims in Workday (WorkSafeBC & ICBC).

    Joanne Thember

    Occupational Health and Safety Associate 

    Contact Joanne for support with Child Care Services, Food Services, Parking and Access Desk Services.

    Kate Allan

    Occupational Health and Safety Associate

    Contact Kate for support with Facilities and Building Services, Student Residence, Conferences and Accommodation, and Bookstore and Campus Mail.


    Marena Sra

    Safety and Claims Coordinator

    Contact Marena for support with Safety committees, Claims and Safety Corner binders and boards. 

    Valerie Leung (on leave)

    Occupational Health and Safety Associate 

    Contact Kate during Valerie’s leave (expected return Fall 2023).