University safety committee

The University Safety Committee (USC) is a joint occupational health and safety committee as required by WorkSafeBC (WSBC). The committee is made up of employee and employer representatives working cooperatively in support of a comprehensive occupational health and safety program.   


Employee representatives 
Name Position Local Email
Terri Lacourse
Professor, BIOL (Faculty Association) 721-7222
Kaitlyn Diederichs Academic Assistant, ENVI  (CUPE 4163)
Nykita Downie Graduate Admissions & Records, (CUPE 951) 721-8949
Ori Granot Senior Staff Scientist, CHEM (PEA) 721-7183
Eric Segec Groundsworker II, FMGR (CUPE 917) 721-7591


 Employer representatives 
Name Position Local Email
Kane Kilbey
Associate Vice President, Human Resources 721-8031
Leigh Andersen Director, FGMT Customer Service & Program Integration 472-5594
Nicole Greengoe Acting Senior Director, Wellness, Recreation & Athletics 721-6519  
Andy Mavretic Director, Occupational Health, Safety & Environment 721-8970
Jess MacLean Director, Campus Security 721-6062


Please follow the links below to view the approved minutes for previous University Safety Committee meetings. These minutes are in PDF format.

Terms of Reference

Recommendation form

The USC may make formal recommendations (in writing) to the employer about a health and safety concern, issue or request. 

Consultation calendar


All new members to the USC are required by WorkSafeBC to complete a prescribed course within six months of joining the committee.

Please visit the joint safety committees training page for enrollment.