June 6, 2016
Mark LaLonde, Chief Safety Officer
Safety & Risk Services is pleased to announce that Mark LaLonde has joined SFU as our new Chief Safety Officer, effective June 6, 2016.
Mark comes to SFU from Xpera Risk Mitigation and Investigations where he was the Director, Risk Solutions Division. He is currently also a Sessional Faculty member in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley and was a consultant for Criminal Justice Reform at the United Nations Children's Fund and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
He holds an MA in Justice and Public Safety Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mark to SFU and thank Laura MacDonald, Senior Director, Administration and Strategic Growth, for her role as Acting Chief Safety Officer in the interim.
May 9, 2016
Emergency Preparedness & Safety Days
Safety & Risk Services is pleased to host Emergency Preparedness & Safety Days (EPS Days) May 10th – 12th. Learn how to prepare for emergencies and stay safe while having fun riding the Quake Cottage earthquake simulator, winning prizes at the Safety Awareness Fair, and visiting us at the SRS Open House. Visit the event webpage for more details.
February 19, 2016
Yesterday Burnaby RCMP responded to the report of a sexual assault on Burnaby Mountain Urban Trail. While this incident did not occur on campus, Burnaby RCMP and SFU Safety and Risk Services are advising university community members to be on the look out for the suspect, who is described as a Caucasian male with a slim build, 5’7 in height, balding and between the ages of 40 and 50-years-old. At the time he was wearing black gloves, a grey hoodie, black jacket, black Adidas runners with green writing, and grey sweat pants that had very muddy cuffs. Police have released a composite sketch of the sexual assault suspect here.
The safety and security of all SFU community members is the university's main priority. With this in mind, Burnaby RCMP are cautioning anyone in the area to take additional precautions of walking in pairs or groups when walking nearby this trail.
For more information about the incident, please visit the Burnaby RCMP website. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Burnaby RCMP’s Serious Crime Section at 604-294-7922, or Crime Stoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.
February 2, 2016
There has been much media attention to the Zika virus which is currently circulating in Central and South America. This virus may be a new risk for those travelling to these regions, especially pregnant women or those considering becoming pregnant. More information can be found here.
December 11, 2015
Transit Police News Release - Fraud Warning
The Transit Police have issued a news release regarding fraud that is occurring around SkyTrain stations. The news release can be found here.
October 2, 2015
New Hours for the Transportation Centre Information Kiosk
Starting October 2nd 2015, the Transportation Centre Information Kiosk (TC001) will be open from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday to Friday and from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM on weekends and holidays.
After hours support can be obtained by using the courtesy phone located next to the east entrance of the Information Kiosk, by calling 778-782-3100, or by attending the 24/7 location in the Discovery 1 building.
The Information Kiosk provides the following services to members of the campus community:
- Directions / general information
- Dropping off found items
- Picking up lost items (pre-arranged)
- Traffic Impoundment Payments (after hours only)
Campus Safety and Security Services provides an online system to report & search for lost items, the system can be accessed by visiting http://www.sfu.ca/srs/security/lost-and-found.html
May 28, 2015
Statement from Terry Waterhouse, Chief Safety Officer
As an intervenor in Trans Mountain Expansion Project’s National Energy Board application, Simon Fraser University has submitted a document outlining our serious concerns around the project’s impact on the safety and security of our school community. At this time, SFU has yet to receive enough information to convince us that this proposed project addresses all of our health and safety concerns. The University has outlined all of these concerns in our submission to the NEB.
We remain committed to safeguarding the safety and security of our students and staff. To do so, SFU will continue its role as an active intervenor. We’re hopeful that the issues in our submission will be addressed by the NEB process. Should our concerns not be addressed, we will pursue all means necessary to address them on behalf of the SFU community.
Please see below for a list of all SFU studies and evidence related to the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project:
Safety & Risk Services is dedicated to collaboratively enhancing safety and mitigating risks across the SFU community. We strive to encourage a safety-conscious campus community through our many programs and plans, and to uphold our core values of Proactivity, Leadership and Respect.