HAMILTON, ONT. — The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has announced the two recipients of this year’s Dick Martin Scholarship Award.
Jessee Kuhar from the University of New Brunswick and Verna Liezl Perdon from Mohawk College will each be awarded $3,000.
In addition, their respective academic institutions will each receive $500.
Each year, the Dick Martin Scholarships are awarded to post-secondary students enrolled in either a full-time or part-time program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree from an accredited Canadian college or university, states a May 21 release, adding the award is intended to support interest in and encourage the pursuit of careers in the field of occupational health and safety.
Scholarship winners are selected by a panel of technical specialists based on criteria that includes submitting an essay on injury prevention or research on a specific hazard and risk.