Victoria (October 8, 2013) — At the 2013 RIMS Canada Conference, RIMS Ontario Chapter presented the Donald M. Stuart Award to Janet G.M. Stein, the Director, Risk Management & Insurance for the University of Calgary. Widely recognized as Canada’s highest honour within the risk management field, the Donald M. Stuart Award has been bestowed annually since 1979 by the RIMS Ontario Chapter (ORIMS) to celebrate Canadians who have made outstanding contributions in the risk management profession.
Most recently at the University, Janet worked in the Emergency Operations Centre for the University during the flood in Calgary. Additionally, she has analyzed and implemented a variety of risk management programs for the institution that include the creation of the University’s first Master Emergency Response Plan; one of the first university Risk Management web sites in Canada; and has participated on a provincial committee during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic to create specific guidelines for students working in healthcare facilities.
“Today’s risks continue to gain in complexity and come at us with speeds that risk professionals have never experienced before. This tends to prevent us from taking time to step back and reflect on our careers,” said Ms. Stein. “I would like to sincerely thank the Ontario RIMS Chapter for awarding me with this honour and acknowledging my passion for this truly exciting and rewarding profession.”
Janet has held numerous leadership positions on RIMS local, national and international committees and currently serves as Chair of the new RIMS Canada Council Centralized Conference Programming Committee that works with Local Organizing Committees on the educational components of RIMS Canada Conferences. In 2011 she was a co-recipient of the “Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award” from the American Risk and Insurance Association – a product of assisting with the development of a University of Calgary MBA course which included experiential learning for the students in an emergency operations centre environment.
Fred H. Bossons Award
Also presented at the conference was the Fred H. Bossons Award, which each year honours the risk management professional who earns the highest marks on the three courses required to receive the CRM designation. This year’s winner is Dr. Philip Samuel Mouser, CRM, assistant vice president, Marsh Canada Limited.
About RIMS Canada Council
The RIMS Canada Council (RCC) is a standing committee of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS). The RCC addresses the strategic initiatives of RIMS and risk management issues in Canada.