Continuing Studies

Awards & Other Information

Awards

 

Students graduating from the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Program with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or more will graduate with distinction.

Dick Martin Scholarship Award
Award:
Two awards of  $3,000 each will be granted to one college and one university student.  An award of $500 will be granted to each of the winning students’ academic institutions.

Eligibility:
Any student enrolled either full-time or part-time in an Occupational Health and Safety related course or program at an accredited Canadian college or university leading to an OH& S certificate, diploma, or degree.

Application:
All submissions must include a completed online application form, cover letter and essay (applicants will be evaluated based on the submission and completion of all three documents)

Essay Topic: choose one of the following:

  • Prevention Essay: How would you work to solve and create awareness about workplace violence?
  • Technical Essay: Research and existing or emerging hazard or risk (coverage may include how to identify, assess and control the risks)

Submission:
Applications will be accepted starting October 1, 2012 through the new online application form. Essays must be received no later than 5 pm on January 31st of each year. Detailed information is available at http://www.ccohs.ca/scholarship/entries/

Alberta Employment and Immigration Health and Safety Division Award
AEI awards a $500 cash award to the student graduating with the highest grade point average. This award is presented at the annual graduation ceremony which takes place each year in June.

Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta (HSCSA) Health and Safety Award
Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta (HSCSA) awards a $500 cash award to the graduates with the highest grade point average. This award is presented at the annual graduation ceremony which takes place each year in June.

James Rintoul OHS Memorial Scholarship
The James Rintoul OH&S Memorial Scholarship is funded by the Job Safety Skills Society to support the completion of an Occupational Health and Safety Certificate taken through the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta. The memorial scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who meets the eligibility criteria (please visit http://www.jobsafetyskills.com for details). The annual $5,500 scholarship is a one-time award and non-transferable.

Alberta Gas and Oil Pipeline Operator Safety Council Scholarship
The Alberta Gas and Oil Pipeline Operator Safety Council Scholarship is designed to encourage and support students entering the health and safety profession. The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who meets the eligibility criteria. (please visit www.AGAPOSC.com)

The Scholarship Application form and all supporting documents must be submitted electronically by February 15 to:

2013 AGOPOSC Scholarship Designate
Dave Koopman
dkoopman@agutl.com

 

Other Information

 

The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)

Effective January 2009, the BCRSP raised the minimum formal education requirement for certification.

All applications must now have successfully completed either:

  • a one (1) year college or university certificate or diploma program in occupational health, safety or environment, or
  • a two (2) year college or university non-occupational health, safety or environment certificate or diploma program.

The University of Alberta’s certificate program in Occupational Health and Safety is currently granted points in the application review process and is also granted points under the Board’s Certification Maintenance Program. The BCRSP, however, cannot warrant that completion of any Occupational Health, Safety and Environment program will result in certification. The successful completion of the certification examination (CRSPEX) is dependent upon a combination of the applicant’s academic background, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment experience, and individual preparation.

For additional information, please visit their website at www.bcrsp.ca