This role brings together responsibility for risk management and safety, incorporating the portfolios of security, emergency management, environmental health and safety, and enterprise risk management under one director who reports to Chief Financial Officer/Vice President Administration Betty Poettcker.
Toering brings extensive experience in both the public and private sector to her new position.
Most recently the director of internal audit and enterprise risk management at the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, she has also worked in senior positions related to risk management at TransLink and BCAA.
She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor who holds a diploma in financial management from BCIT, as well as credentials in risk management and business continuity.
Poettcker says that by creating a new Risk Management portfolio, UFV administration hopes to create more awareness about its importance in the university setting.
“Risk is a part of everything we do. Without risk there is no reward,” notes Toering. “The university defines how much risk it’s willing to accept and then we work to create an environment the helps the UFV community to make safe and risk-appropriate choices. It‘s not about eliminating risk but learning to work with it, collaboratively, using our collective skills and strengths.”
Toering is spending the summer months meeting with key stakeholders at UFV and learning about the university culture.
“It’s a new environment for me.” says Toering. “I am well versed in risk management but new to the post-secondary sector.”
Outside of work some of her favorite things to do include reading, music, theatre and spending time in various outdoor activities with her family.
“Nothing ‘too risky’ of course!” she notes.