OHS Canada Magazine

Top 10 Under 40: Meet Nadia Edun

Showcasing OHS Canada's award winners for 2020


August 17, 2020
By OHS Canada
OHS Canada
Categories
Health & Safety
Young Workers

Nadia Edun, 38, is a safety and wellness manager at George Brown College in Toronto.

OHS Canada is proud to highlight 10 men and women under 40 who exemplify the best of Canada’s occupational health and safety profession.

Our Top 10 Under 40 consists of inspiring young men and women who represent every aspect of the safety sector, and love what they do.

To acknowledge and highlight each winner’s contributions, OHS Canada will feature two of our winners each week over the coming month.

Nadia Edun: safety and wellness manager at George Brown College in Toronto, age 38

With 14 years of experience in many sectors and health and safety positions, Nadia Edun’s dedication to her craft has paid dividends.

In her current role at George Brown College, the CRSP and CSP supports teachers by providing relevant health and safety curriculum.

Edun graduated with a chemistry degree from the University of Guelph, but began her working life in the safety profession with a pharmaceutical company. She eventually earned an OH&S certificate from Ryerson University.

“After my first two years in the field, I developed a passion for the work and found it to be very rewarding,” she said. “I woke up each day happy to get to work and ready for the challenge which always proved to be different, exciting and fun.”

Working in safety suits her personality, allowing her the opportunity to show enthusiasm while caring for others, said Edun.

“Over the past several years, I have learned that the health and safety profession is so multifaceted, I am able to be a leader, change agent, educator, influencer, health-care worker, lifelong student and so much more.”

Edun’s past professional opportunities include field projects with the Ministry of Labour and providing health and safety consulting to the agriculture, service and manufacturing sectors.

Her career has included work in the United States and around the world to assist in global auditing.