The Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) is proud to announce the eight winners of the 2012 WHSC post-secondary student scholarship competition.
This annual scholarship initiative aims to raise occupational health and safety awareness among students, a significant group of potential new workers. New workers are at greatest risk for occupational injuries.
The following winners were selected from among many worthy essay and poster submissions. Each received a $1000 bursary to help offset the significant cost of post-secondary education here in Ontario.
Dena Ali, General Amherst High School graduate (Amherstburg)—now attending University of Windsor (Biological Science)
Alexandra Bonner, Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School graduate—now attending University of Guelph (Science—Food Service)
Lowell Bower, Anderson CVI and Pine Ridge Secondary School graduate (Bowmanville)—now attending University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Energy Systems Engineering)
Alexander Jalbert,Ecole Secondaire Catholique Franco-Ouest graduate (McKerrow)—now attending University of Ottawa (Civil Engineering)
Pavitura Kanagasabai, Turner Fenton Secondary School graduate (Brampton)—now attending University of Toronto (Management BBA)
Sahr Wali, Bishop Paul Francis Reding Catholic Secondary School graduate (Milton)—now attending York University (Biomedical Sciences)
Chantal Williams, Brampton Christian School graduate—now attending University of Ottawa (Science-Biology)
Olivia Woodley, Waterford District High School graduate (Wilsonville)—now attending University of Western Ontario (Kinesiology)
The annual WHSC post-secondary student scholarship competition is funded with proceeds from the annual Cliff Pilkey/WHSC Invitational Golf Tournament. This event is generously supported by our many labour and community partners.
The Workers Health & Safety Centre also offers a host of training programs to assist workplaces in meeting new worker training requirements, including those of part-time, seasonal and full-time students. A good place to start is Health and Safety: A Worker’s Introduction. WHSC also recognizes the potential of schools to help reach a large number of new workers and as such, partners with many to bring potentially life-saving awareness to Ontario high school students.
Note: Specific details about the WHSC 2013 post-secondary student scholarship competition will be posted online and promoted through various publications in Winter/Spring 2013.
Want to meet the 2012 student scholarship winners?
Want to read a recent WHSC story highlighting the significant risk to health faced by all new workers, including many students?
Want information on WHSC in the Schools programs?
Want more information on WHSC’s program, Health and Safety: A Worker’s Introduction?
Want to know how the WHSC can help your workplace meet the training needs of workplace parties including new and young workers? Call 1-888-869-7950 or contact a WHSC office near you and ask to speak to a training service representative.