About SRS

Helping UBC plan for the best and mitigate the worst

Safety & Risk Services (SRS) ensures the University operates effectively and safely by identifying and reducing risks that could affect the University’s ability to achieve its academic mission.

SRS empowers faculty members, researchers, staff members and students to manage and mitigate risks on UBC’s campuses. The unit also enables UBC’s executive team to incorporate risk management into the University’s governance and operations.

As a service department, SRS provides expertise and leadership to University units through education, training, and advice. In return, SRS relies on those units to help identify and assess risks in their local areas, support the development and delivery of programs, and comply with regulations and legislation.

The SRS team is comprised of experts in environmental protection, occupational and research safety, emergency management, insurance and loss protection, and personal information security.

SRS works with the University partners to identify, assess, and mitigate UBC’s strategic, academic, operational, and financial hazards and reputational risks.

SRS also provides support for UBC to comply with provincial and federal legislation and regulations.


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SRS Strategic Plan

The 2021-23 Safety & Risk Services’ (SRS) Strategic Plan will provide a roadmap for the next 2 years for the department, supporting the Vice-President Finance & Operations’ (VPFO) Strategic Plan, in alignment with the UBC Strategic Plan.