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May News from Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Students Awarded Health and Safety Scholarships

 

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has announced the winners of the 2016 Dick Martin Scholarship Award (http://ccohs.ca/scholarship/). This annual award, open to students in occupational health and safety programs at Canadian universities and colleges, was established to encourage interest in the field of workplace health and safety.

The two recipients, Kari Bergerud (Alberta) and Harry Wiseman (Newfoundland) will each be awarded $3000. In addition, their respective academic institutions, Grant MacEwan University and Keyin College, will each receive $500.

Scholarship winners are announced in conjunction with North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week (May 1-7, 2016) to focus the attention of workers in Canada, workplace safety and health partners, the general public and students who are pursuing occupational health and safety as a profession, on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.  

Manitoba Students Take First Prize in National Video Contest

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the following winners of the national Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest:

First place: “Safe Work 2016"
Sarah Mohamed and Rain Cahigas, Daniel McIntyre
Collegiate Institute
Manitoba

Second place: “Breakdown”
Raagavi Ramenthiran, Jaclyn Chiu, Jessica Gu, and Morgan McKay
Markville Secondary School
Ontario

Third place: “Workplace Safety – It’s Your Job”
Shannen Garibay and Maria Himbeault
Clavet Composite School
Saskatchewan

Fan Favourite: “Workplace Safety – It’s Your Job”
Shannen Garibay and Maria Himbeault
Clavet Composite School
Saskatchewan

The video contest challenged high school students across the country to use their creativity to produce an original video that could be used in social media to illustrate to younger workers the importance of working safely on the job. Contestants and their schools had a chance to win cash prizes, provincial/territorial and national recognition, and national entrants were also eligible to win the Fan Favourite award.

Ten entries were accepted for national consideration from ten provincial and territorial contests. The videos entered into the national contest were judged by a panel of judges representing leadership of national organizations: Gareth Jones, Acting President and CEO of CCOHS; Shirley Hickman, Executive Director of Threads of Life; and Jim Hopkins, President of CSSE.

The winning video of the national contest was shown at the national launch of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week in Ottawa, Ontario. In addition, the public were invited to vote online for their Fan Favourite among the entries. Voting took place via CCOHS’ Young Workers Zone website and Facebook page.

The winners and links to all of the winning videos are posted on the Young Workers Zone: http://www.ccohs.ca/youngworkers/video_contest.html.