This month Campus Operations and Risk Management welcomed Mike McGinty, UBC Okanagan’s new associate director responsible for Risk Management Services and Campus Security.
McGinty brings the ability to manage risks in complex circumstances, experience in a wide variety of leadership roles, and past work as an academic sessional instructor to UBC’s Okanagan campus. He is a reserve officer in the Canadian Army and is currently lead liaison and planning officer for military support to civilian emergency management in BC.
Before becoming a Canadian citizen, McGinty was an officer and helicopter pilot in the British Army. He spent three years as an instructor at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, where he has continued his work as a sessional instructor and consultant.
He and his wife Emma have two children, Lucy and Charlie. McGinty is also a keen skier, distance runner, and athlete, and maintains his flying proficiency as a civilian flying instructor.
McGinty will work with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to improve community health and personal safety on campus, and will be responsible for managing key initiatives such as continuity planning, emergency management, and risk register development.
His office is located on the ground floor of the Library building across from the bus loop, room LIB016E.