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 

UBC Safety Day – October 3, 2023

Registration for Safety Day 2023 is now closed as all seats have been filled.

If you would like to join the waitlist, confirm with your supervisor and click on the box below.

Safety Day Agenda 2023

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)

Operational Services LST

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

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 

Manages the Safety team and provides expertise and oversight for OHS within SHCS.


Jessica Sterman

Compliance and Claims System Associate

Supports claims (WorkSafeBC & ICBC), injury management and compliance.

Joanne Thember

Occupational Health and Safety Associate

Support Child Care Services, Food Services, Parking and Access Desk Services.

Kate Allan

Occupational Health and Safety Associate

Supports Facilities and Building Services, Student Residence, Conferences and Accommodation, Bookstore and Campus Mail.


Marena Sra

Safety and Claims Coordinator

Supports safety claims, committees, and updates. 

Valerie Leung (on leave)

Occupational Health and Safety Associate 

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

We want to hear from you!

Do you have any safety concerns, feedback or suggestions you would like us to know?