The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is pleased to announce Jennifer MacFarlane with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services as the BCRSP Volunteer of the Year for 2020.
Jennifer MacFarlane has been a Canadian Registered Safety Professional since 1999 and is passionately committed to continual learning and collaboration. Her talents in these areas generate enthusiasm and engagement in everyone she works with, wherever she goes.
Beginning her studies in Engineering Technology, Jennifer received a Bursary Award for Women in Technology in 1994. This award is bestowed in memory of the women who were murdered and injured at École Polytechnique in 1989.
Jennifer worked in the education and manufacturing sectors for several years and taught in post-secondary institutions for over decade. She was recognized for her contributions to the latter with a Distinguished Associate Faculty Award at Conestoga College in 2004.
She has obtained certificates in French Language from the University of Western Ontario; in Environmental Management and Technology from Sheridan College; in Risk Management from Wilfrid Laurier University; and in Business Communication from the University of Waterloo.
Since 2006, Jennifer has worked at Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, serving the health and safety needs of thousands of businesses in a variety of sectors.
She started volunteering as an item writer with BCRSP in 2004. In 2005, she began a six-year assignment with the BCRSP Item Writing Committee. She began as Chair of the BCRSP Regional Screening Centre in 2008, serving until 2019. She currently serves on the Examination Committee.