Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm from Saskatchewan, born and raised! I'm an alum of Saskatchewan Polytechnic (SIAST when I graduated) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). I started my career in EMS, then completed my post-secondary education in Occupational Health and Safety through BCIT.
I'm married with two amazing children. When I graduated high school, everyone assumed I would be going into the performing arts field. I had spent roughly 14 years acting, dancing and "singing" in theatre and television. When I chose EMS, I think it surprised my family. Quickly into my EMS career I realized my passion for safety and incident-prevention strategies. I enrolled in post-secondary for the second time and began classes the day my daughter was born.
How long have you been at ULethbridge and what do you do here?
I started with the University in November 2022 as a Health and Safety Advisor. I support all departments in building a safe and healthy work environment. I do this by ensuring legal compliance and recommending industry best practices. If you want to learn more about University Health and Safety, you can find our full Environmental Health and Safety Management System online.
What's the best part of your job?
My coworkers — seriously! Before I joined the University, I was a lonely safety island in a company. I didn't have fellow safety people to discuss trends in the industry or review new innovations with. Being on a team of safety specialists is such a joy. I'm a lifelong learner and being in OHS has allowed me to continually learn and seek innovative solutions to problems.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love going on bike rides with my daughter and pretending we're in Star Wars spaceships. I also love chasing my son and seeing him giggle when I try to scare him.