Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Winners Announced

May 2, 2017 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Today, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the winners of the 2017 Dick Martin Scholarship Award.

The two recipients, Yanela Beatriz Morales Portillo (Ontario) and Diandra Budd (Quebec) will each be awarded $3,000. In addition, their respective academic institutions, Lambton College and McGill University, will each receive $500.

Scholarship winners are announced leading up to North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week (May 7-13, 2017) to help focus the attention of employers, workers and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community. 

Quick Facts

  • This national scholarship is available to any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an occupational health and safety related course or program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in Canada.
  • CCOHS awards a $3,000 scholarship to each a college and university level winner.
  • Scholarships are awarded annually; deadline for application is January 31st.
  • CCOHS’ Council of Governors established the Dick Martin Scholarship Award fund in 2002 in the memory of Dick Martin, a past Governor on the CCOHS Council and a pioneer of workplace health and safety in Canada.


“CCOHS is honoured to help support the education of students looking to further their studies in the field of occupational health and safety. I congratulate this year’s winners, Yanela and Diandra, on their achievements, and look forward to the positive impacts they can make in helping create safer workplaces for all.”

- Gareth Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

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