SAFE Committee

Student, Staff, Alumni and Faculty Engagement (SAFE)


The SAFE Committee aims is to create engagement and connectivity in a community that is often working in isolation amongst siloed research areas and hospital sites. 

The SAFE Committee supports student groups and associations, oversees a variety of student-led initiatives and activities, and implements new tools and resources to support increased student, faculty and alumni engagement. 


Our vision is to provide accessible spaces, physical and virtual, for staff, students, alumni, and faculty to connect and collaborate on initiatives that improve the IMS graduate student experience. We aim to leverage the diverse experiences of our committee to contribute to enriching and enhancing our programs and offerings. SAFE plays a role in shaping the IMS brand and identity, and is a vital voice of change within the IMS community.  

Committee Membership 

The Committee is Chaired by Dr. Samantha Anthony and Co-Chaired by Sarah Topa. Members include representatives of the IMS Students' Association and student groups as well as staff, faculty and alumni. The Committee meets bi-monthly between September - April, with a break over the summer months (May - August). 

For more information, please email us.