Young Professionals (YP) Committee
YP Liaison – Stephen Ly
Stephen’s interest in Security began as a stepping stone into Law Enforcement. He has held numerous positions within the security industry from a Security Guard, Security Manager and Security Coordinator in both a Private and now, a Public sector setting. He is currently an Investigator with a Crown Corporation and has a background and expertise in Physical Security, Emergency Management, Investigations and Risk Assessments.
Young Professionals Committee Duties:
The Young Professionals Committee is aimed at providing education and development to young careerists by providing a forum to engage and learn from security thought leaders, get involved with ASIS programs and activities, and connect with peers.
This group hosts networking, social and development based events throughout the year, bridging the gaps between the upcoming and seasoned security professionals.
While a young professional is typically defined as under 40 years of age or an individual who has spent less than five years in the security profession, we encourage participation from anyone passionate about this initiative, regardless of age or experience.
Women in Security (WIS) Committee
WIS Liaison – Liz Jones
Liz Jones started in her security career after serving in the Military with the Royal Canadian Navy, based on Vancouver Island. After participating in several major international exercises, she left the Military and pursued property management. She now has over 10 years in the security and operations field with a background and expertise in Security, Life Safety, and Emergency Management. Liz is currently the Security Manager for Cadillac Fairview at CF Pacific Centre and HSBC building. She is also actively involved in the Vancouver Volunteer Corp, for Emergency and Disaster Response with the City of Vancouver.
Women in Security Committee Duties:
The Women in Security Committee is aimed to provide support and assistance to women in the security field, as well as inspire those interested in entering the profession.
This group hosts multiple events annually, targeted to engage the female security workforce and build a strong community. While this group’s benefits and programs are tailored for women, we encourage and welcome the participation of all members who are dedicated to the support of women in the security industry.