Two New Senior Directors Join SFU Safety and Risk Services

November 04, 2021

SFU Safety and Risk Services is pleased to welcome two new Senior Directors to the team before the end of 2021.

Jacqueline Toering will be the new Senior Director, Enterprise Risk & Resilience, starting December 6th. Andrea Ringrose has been permanently promoted to Senior Director, Campus Public Safety, a role she has been acting in for several months. Andrea is the first woman to lead a research university campus security team in British Columbia.

Both are wonderful additions to the Safety and Risk Services Senior Management Team, and we look forward to working closely with them as we plan for 2022.

Jacqueline Toering, Senior Director, Enterprise Risk & Resilience (ERR)

Jacqueline Toering’s credentials include Chartered Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Associate Business Continuity Professional, and Canadian Risk Manager. She is a leader with extensive experience in risk management, finance and audit, health and safety, insurance, captives, and corporate governance.

Jacqueline has held senior leadership roles in private and public sectors including publicly traded companies, most recently as the Director of Risk and Safety at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her responsibilities included risk management and safety, while incorporating the portfolios of security, emergency management, environmental health and safety, and enterprise risk management.

With a passion for risk management, she is a long-standing volunteer and mentor on local and national risk management boards and committees. Jacqueline believes in adaptability, collaboration, and stewardship.

Andrea Ringrose, Senior Director, Campus Public Safety (CPS)

An alumnus of SFU, Andrea Ringrose joined the University's Safety and Risk Services team in July 2019. Andrea is a proven strategic leader in all matters of personal, community, institutional, and wider public safety, and security. During her first two years with Safety and Risk Services (SRS), and alongside COVID-19 response and recovery contributions like the CAT Program, Andrea led the early advancement of a more holistic community safety model for Campus Public Safety (CPS). This strategic security risk mitigation approach is designed to bolster the protective safeguarding of our institution and all who study, work, and live at SFU. She looks forward to continuing this important work with CPS.

Beyond SFU, Andrea is Vice President of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (CATAP) and a Canadian delegate to the International Relations Committee for Threat Assessment Professionals globally (iTAP). In addition, she is a nationally regarded educator for the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and a Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor. Andrea is founder of the grassroots organization Warm Em Up, hand-delivering more than 11,000 pairs of brand new socks and underwear to those living with serious mental illness since 2006. On a personal note, Andrea is a (former) musician, lifelong learner, and a connoisseur of unexpected hilarity who loves exploring widely with her little family.

We are thrilled to have both Jacqueline and Andrea in their new roles here at Safety & Risk Services.