Student Safety Engagement Program

The Student Safety Engagement Program (SSEP), initiated in summer term 2017, is a student-run volunteer program which collaborates with Safety & Risk Services (SRS) to create personalized volunteer experiences in the fields of safety and security.  

The SSEP provides the opportunity for students to get involved, explore career paths, gain volunteer experience, and meet new people.

Our mission is to build an enthusiastic team of student volunteers to facilitate a safe and secure academic environment in partnership with SRS, while providing a meaningful volunteer experience that promotes leadership and allows students to gain transferable skills.

The program is coordinated by one student supervisor and three student team leaders who coordinate volunteers at each of the SFU campuses Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver. The program also allows for flexible scheduling to accommodate class schedules.  

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible as a member of the Student Safety Engagement Program:

  • You must be an SFU student
  • You must be enrolled in the subsequent or past term

APPLICATION

The SSEP accepts ongoing applications. If you are interested in joining the team, send your resume and cover letter to the Program Supervisor at sfucsp@sfu.ca. Please include the subject line "Volunteer Application". 

Volunteer Opportunities

RISK MANAGEMENT

Risk Item Registry

  • Photo documentation
  • File documentation
  • Vehicle inventory
  • Vessel inventory

Incident Investigation

  • Claim questionnaires
  • File documentation
  • Incident-follow-ups

Research

  • Best policy/practice research

 

EMERGENCY & CONTINUITY PLANNING

Emergency Volunteer Team (EVT)

Provide response to the following:

  • Snowstorm
  • Earthquake
  • Fire Emergencies

Special Projects

  • Organize and Design the training programs
  • Review Planning
  • Organize exercise for EVT
  • Research and update the program
  • Assemble Emergency Kits

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & RESEARCH SAFETY

EHRS Student Safety Team Responsibilities:

  • Air quality
  • Noise complaints
  • Fire safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Workplace bullying and harassment

Tasks:

  • Routine activities
  • Detect safety deficiencies
  • Follow-up on safety protocols
  • Identify areas of improvement for safety protocols

PERSONAL SECURITY

Personal Security Engagement and Education

  • Designated Driver Safety
  • Opioid Crisis Awareness
  • Sexual Assault Awareness

Campus Safety Presence

  • Theft Prevention Awareness
  • Smoking Prevention Awareness
  • Provide campus information and direction

TRAFFIC SAFETY

Traffic Safety Projects

  • Transit & Pedestrian Education Safety
  • Bike Safety Education
  • Elementary School Educational Presentations
  • Speed Watch
  • Light Audits

Safe Driving Monthly Campaigns

  • Distracted Driving Campaign
  • Auto Crime Campaign
  • High Risk Driving Campaign
  • Impaired Driving Campaign
  • Pedestrian Safety Campaign
  • Speed Related Safety Campaign
  • Holiday Impaired Driving Campaign

OUTREACH & EVENTS

Special Events (including ShakeOut, Winterfest, & more)

  • Assist in special events coordination & logistics for Safety and Risk Services 
  • Participate in special events coordinated by Safety and Risk Services
  • Provide special events photography

Meet the Team

CIDRIC BUTAC
PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Email: sfucsp@sfu.ca

Cidric has been part of the SRS student roster since Fall 2014 and is pursuing a joint major in Criminology and Sociology.

He enjoys working with the SFU community to promote student engagement and student safety.
 

MIRIAM SISE ODAA
BURNABY TEAM LEAD

Email: ssepbur@sfu.ca

Miriam has been involved with the SRS student program for 2 years. She is pursuing a joint major in Political Science and Gender Sexuality Women’s Studies and a minor in Criminology. Miriam enjoys working in the SSEP because it has helped foster a sense of personal connectedness to the university by bridging safety initiatives and student engagement.

KITTY LO
SURREY TEAM LEAD

Email: ssepsur@sfu.ca

During the semester of Fall 2016, Kitty joined the SRS student program to learn more about the SFU community. This was a natural fit given that being a criminology major and working in safety and risk management go hand-in-hand. Kitty hopes to help build a safe and welcoming environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors at SFU!

SATPAL SAMRA
VANCOUVER TEAM LEAD

Email: ssepvan@sfu.ca

Satpal Samra joined the Student Safety Engagement Program in the summer of 2017. He is currently pursuing a joint major in Criminology and International Studies. Satpal enjoys working in the SSEP because of the opportunity it provides to build relationships and engage students, as well as the wider community, through safety initiatives.