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National OHS scholarships up for grabs

Academic award honours OHS pioneer Dick Martin


The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Dick Martin Scholarship Award.

CCOHS will award two $3,000 scholarships to a university and college student pursuing studies in a field related to occupational health and safety (OHS). Program examples include mine safety, OHS, industrial hygiene, safety management or other related safety degree program.

CCOHS will also award $500 to the academic institutions of each winning student.

The scholarship was established 2002 in the memory of Dick Martin, a tireless health and safety advocate and a pioneer of workplace health and safety in Canada.

Applicants are required to submit an essay. Applications are open until the end of January, 2020.

“Every year, we look forward to supporting and generating interest in the occupational health and safety field by offering these scholarships to passionate and deserving students across Canada,” says CCOHS president Anne Tennier.

“We are excited to see what the future holds for this next generation of health and safety advocates and I offer the best of luck to all who apply.”

Rules, essay topics, criteria, and other guidelines are available on the CCOHS website.