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Stephanie Kibbee appointed chair of the Council of Environmental Health and Safety Officers — Universities of Ontario
Stephanie Kibbee, Laurier’s director of Safety, Health, Environment and Risk Management (SHERM), has been appointed chair of the Council of Environmental Health and Safety Officers — Universities of Ontario (CEHSO). Her two-year term began in January.
Kibbee has been at Laurier for 11 years, and in addition to managing SHERM, she also oversees the development of administrative, regulatory, and educational programs and procedures at the university.
CEHSO is an affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities and its membership is comprised of post-secondary institutions in the province. In her role of chair, Kibbee hopes to keep the organization in the forefront with regulators, continue to foster relationships with other organizations, including the Minsitry of Labour, WSIB and Health Canada, and ensure the university perspective is provided to the government.
“I’m very grateful for being given this very important position that impacts the universities in Ontario and my colleagues,” said Kibbee. “It really is the group that acts as a catalyst to effect improvements and higher standards for the university when it comes to risk management, health and safety compliance, and performance. I have an opportunity to work with a group of very dedicated and capable health and safety leaders, and I really expect us to continue and accelerate the progress that CEHSO has been making over the last several years.”