Contact EHRS

Contact Info:

EHRS Phone:  778.782.5935
EHRS Fax:        778.782.5678
EHRS Email:

24/7 Emergency Line: 778.782.4500

Physical address:

Room 1300, Discovery 1
8999 Nelson Way, Burnaby
BC Canada V5A 4B5

Mailing address:

Environmental Health & Research Safety
Safety & Risk Services
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive,  Burnaby
BC Canada V5A 1S6

Staff Contacts

Melinda Skura
Senior Director, Environmental Health & research Safety 

Oversees the Environmental Health & Research Safety programs at SFU.

Phone: 778.782.7264

Mike Neudorf
Director, Research & Laboratory Safety

Oversees the Biosafety & Laboratory Safety, Chemical and Hazardous Waste Safety, and Radiation Safety programs.

Phone: 778.782.7265

Tajinder Aujla
Director, Occupational Health and Trades Safety 

Oversees the Occupational Health and Trades Safety programs at SFU.

Phone: 778.782.4978

Kate Scheel
Program Manager, Ionizing Radiation Safety 

Manages the ionizing radiation safety program, advises on research involving radioactive materials, and manages the radionuclide facility.

Phone: 778.782.3633

Shad Grunert
Research Safety Coordinator

Coordinates and delivers lab safety training for SFU faculty, staff and students. Also coordinates the hazardous material door signage program and online system. 

Phone: 778-782-5979


Jutta Rickers-Haunerland
Radiation Safety Technician

Responsible for the operation of the radioisotope facility and its instrumentation.  Provides guidance, training, and technical support to users.  Tracks use of radioisotopes and runs the dosimetry program.

Phone: 778.782.3506

Anne Carchesio
Safety Assistant

Tracks and reports all reportable incidents, liaises with the WCB, schedules and arranges safety training and provides support to all Safety Advisors.

Phone: 778.782.5935

Erin Linde
Program Manager - Environmental & Safety Management Systems

Responsible for Safety Management, Environmental Management, Fire Safety and Ergonomics programs.  

Phone: 778.782.5728

Sandra Stan
Program Manager - Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

Responsible for managing the Asbestos Control Program, performing and overseeing Indoor Air Quality and mould assessments, managing the Confined Space Entry Program, coordinating Shop Safety Training, and providing support for the Facilities and Trades safety programs.

Phone: 778.782.3011

Monica Szczepina
Program Manager - Biosafety & Laboratory Safety

Provides support with Laboratory Safety programs.  Manages the Biosafety Permit Applications and Renewals, Biosafety Inspections and the Laser Safety Program.

Phone: 778.782.6740

Simon Wong
Program Manager - IAQ & Trades Safety

Provides support with IAQ and Trades Safety programs. This includes fall protection, noise, contractor orientation, hot work permits; and indoor air quality.

Phone: 778.782.3867

Catherine Peltier
Program Manager - Chemical Safety & Hazardous Waste 

Provides support with Laboratory Safety programs and in particular, Chemical Safety, Hazardous Waste Management and Hazardous Materials Signage.

Phone: 778.782.8633

Technician - Occupational Health & Trades Safety

Provides support for the Occupational Health and Trades Safety portfolio.

Phone: 778.782.3386