What is JOHSC?

The Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee (JOHSC) is an advisory group consisting of employer and worker representatives working together to improve occupational health and safety in the workplace. The Committee’s role in the workplace includes:

The LFS JOHSC meets monthly, on the first Thursday of the month at 11am in MCML 350.

You can learn more about the role of the JOHSC at UBC at the Risk Management Services (RMS) website.


Name Work Area Phone Number
Lewis Fausak LFS Operations (MCML) 604-822-4527

Employer Representatives

Name Work Area Phone Number
Andy Jeffries
LFS Operations (MCML) 604-822-3488
Edmund Seow Learning Centre 604-822-1936
Lisa Palmer
FNH 604-822-0005

Worker Representatives

Name & Employee Group Work Area Phone Number
Patrick Leung
Co-chair, AAPS
LFS Operations (FNH) 604-822-2793
Sylvia Leung
Purchasing 604-822-3454
Baohua Wang
Non-Union Tech & Research Assistants
Research Assistant 604 822-9866
Deborah Wang
CUPE 2950 - alternate
Financial Processing 604-822-3891
Borbala Foris
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
UBC Dairy 604 796-8410
Derek Dee
Faculty Association
Food Science 604-822-4489
Andy Black
Faculty Association
Applied Biology & Soil Science 604–822–2730
Barbara Stefanska
Faculty Association - alternate
Human Nutrition 604–822–2524
Jaylin Melnichuk
Farm Workers
UBC Farm 604-822-5092
Tim Carter
Farm Workers - alternate
UBC Farm 604-822-5092

Terms of Reference

JOHSC-Terms-of-Reference-October 2022 - updated October 2022

Meeting Minutes

Only the previous 3 months of minutes are can be found HERE. For earlier records, please contact

Welcome to JOHSC! Please read the important information below about your required training and what is expected of you:

  • If you are a regular member, you are expected to attend every monthly meeting. If you cannot attend, it is your responsibility to contact your alternate and ask them to attend in your place. You must also inform the co-chair(s) of your absence.
  • All JOHSC members (regular and alternates) must take mandatory 8-hour training within 6 months of joining. This training is spilt into two parts:
  • Once both parts of your training are complete, please notify your co-chairs so that it can be recorded in the next meeting minutes.

All JOHSC members are entitled to an additional 8 hours of annual educational leave, for the purposes of attending occupational health and safety training courses.

An example of an event you can attend is the annual UBC Safety Day.

The employer must provide the educational leave without loss of pay or other benefits and must pay for, or reimburse the worker for, the costs of the training course and the reasonable costs of attending the course.

If you have questions about your educational leave, contact your co-chairs.