Risk Management in Action, Canadian Standards Association Workshop

Monday, October 21, 2019
Argyle Suite A2

Led by Karyn Ferguson and Andrew KostrubaCSA Group

This workshop will help students to understand the role of standards in industry and how to best apply them in an industrial setting.

Interested in risk management? Want to test your new skills learned for process safety management and risk assessment? Do you enjoy playing board games?

Join us on a journey to save the world: one move at a time. Will you be able to make the right decisions and save lives before the time runs out?

This session will focus on risk management frameworks, methods to mitigate and prevent incidents as well as risk management terminology. Discover how various roles within an organization have impacts on risk mitigation and management.


Registration is open for the Risk Management in Action, Canadian Standards Association Workshop. Priority will be given to pre-registered attendees, but drop-ins are welcome if there is space available.

The target audience for this workshop is undergraduate students. However, all conference attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Karyn Ferguson is the Manager of Member Education & Committee Services, Canadian Standards Association at CSA Group. Ferguson is responsible for developing and delivering Standards Development-related educational and training programs and services for CSA members, standards development staff and key external stakeholder groups. She manages CSA membership initiatives intended to meet strategic objectives associated with member recruitment, recognition and retention. Ferguson is also responsible for managing the CSA Consumer Program and Young Professionals Member Program and supporting the CSA Group Academic Challenge Program.


Andrew Kostruba is a Project Manager in Energy Efficiency, Renewables, and Information and Communications Technology Standards at CSA Group. Kostruba is responsible for managing the volunteer committees that develop Canadian National Standards, specifically in Wind Turbines and Information Technology. He engages key stakeholders, such as manufacturers and regulatory bodies, in order to determine gaps in regulations that can be filled by new standards. Kostruba also supports young professional outreach programs such as the CSA Group Academic Challenge Program.