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REMINDER- Scholarship Opportunity for Occupational Health and Safety Students

scholarship-opportunityThe Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) reminds students that the January 31 deadline for the 2012-2013 Dick Martin Scholarship Award program is fast approaching. This annual, national award is offered to students enrolled in an occupational health and safety course or program in an accredited Canadian college or university, leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree.

“At the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, we believe that everyone should be empowered and have the knowledge, training and ability to be engaged in a healthy and safe workplace,” says Steve Horvath, President and CEO, CCOHS. “Through the Dick Martin Scholarship Award, we are pleased to help support winning students in their pursuit of higher education, in the hopes that they will become future leaders in the field of occupational health and safety.”

Two scholarships worth $3000 each will be awarded to one winning university student and one winning college student. This year, for the first time in the program’s 10-year history, a $500 award will also be provided to each of the winning students’ academic institutions.

To apply for the award, post-secondary students are invited to submit a 1000 -1200 word essay on one of two topics related to occupational health and safety. Essays will be judged on the intellectual content, the practical and theoretical value and the presentation and style.

Established in 2002 by the CCOHS Council of Governors, the Dick Martin Scholarship Award was created in recognition of Mr. Martin’s valuable contribution to CCOHS as one of its governors; his powerful voice for the rights of workers; his commitment to securing justice for working men and women; and, promoting action to protect people’s environments inside and outside the workplace.

More information about the Dick Martin Scholarship Award, including the online application form, is available on the CCOHS website. 

For Further Information, Contact:

Eleanor Westwood, Manager – Communications
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
(905) 572-2981, Ext. 4408 E-mail: eleanorw@ccohs.ca
www.ccohs.ca/

Ashleigh Blackmore, Communications Officer
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
(905) 572-2981, Ext. 4443 E-mail: ashleigh.blackmore@ccohs.ca
www.ccohs.ca/

About CCOHS
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario is Canada’s national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety. CCOHS promotes the total well-being – physical, psychosocial and mental health – of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health and safety programs and the prevention of injury and illness. CCOHS partners and collaborates with agencies and organizations from Canada and around the world to improve the quality and quantity of resources and programs, as well as expand the breadth of usage of occupational health information to many different segments of society.

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