Rob Munro, Director of Environmental Heath and Safety, University of Alberta
Rob Munro earned a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1986. He spent more than 20 years in the chemical processing industry in a wide variety of roles, including product development, operations management, and quality management. For the last five years in industry, Rob was responsible for all health and safety activities in a complex safety sensitive organization, where he gained considerable experience in implementing environment and safety systems.
In 2009 Rob joined the University of Alberta as the Director of Environmental Health & Safety. In this role and through a diverse management team, Rob takes a leadership role in maintaining and improving safety performance and environmental stewardship throughout the University.
Rob has also been a member of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Council (OHSC) since 2011. The OHSC advises the Minister on matters concerning the Occupational Health and Safety and hears appeals with respect to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Emma Lafreniere, Project Planner – Green Labs, University of Alberta
Emma earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta in 2012. Since graduating, she has worked in sustainability at the three post-secondary institutions in Edmonton; MacEwan University, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and the University of Alberta. In her various roles she was responsible for reporting on institutional sustainability performance through STARS (Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System), as well as developing and implementing behaviour change programs aimed at providing tools for students, staff, and faculty so that they can reduce their impacts on campus.
In September 2015, Emma returned to the University of Alberta to fill the new position Project Planner – Green Labs. She is currently working with teaching and research labs to help ensure that they are healthy and safe spaces supported by sustainable practices. She is also completing an MBA in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University through its Edmonton cohort delivery program.