Winner of Scholarship for Women in Occupational Health and Safety Announced

December 17, 2020 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the very first winner of the new Chad Bradley Scholarship Award is Nicole Boeder from the University of Fredericton. Nicole is enrolled in the University of Fredericton’s MBA program with a specialty in Health and Safety Leadership. 

The Chad Bradley Scholarship Award was established to encourage women to pursue their passion and increase female leadership in the field of occupational health and safety.

Recipients of the Chad Bradley Scholarship Award are granted $3,000 and must be enrolled in either a full or part-time program leading to an occupational health and safety designation from an accredited college or university in Canada to be eligible for consideration. To apply for the scholarship, candidates submitted an essay detailing why they were pursuing their education in occupational health and safety; their motivation and inspiration; what and how they expected to contribute to the field and/or safe work; and other achievements. The winner was selected by a panel of judges (representing labour, government, and employers) comprised of members of CCOHS’ Council of Governors.

Information about Chad Bradley as well as full details about the scholarship is available on the CCOHS Website:


“Congratulations to Nicole on being our very first recipient of the Chad Bradley Scholarship. We are pleased to support her educational endeavors and look forward to seeing the great things she will accomplish as a health and safety professional.”

- Anne Tennier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Quick Facts

  • The Chad Bradley Scholarship Award was established in 2019 by CCOHS' Council of Governors.
  • The scholarship was named in honour of the memory of former governor Catherine (Chad) Bradley and pays tribute to her efforts as a leader in occupational health and safety.
  • Award applications are open on April 1 each year, and the competition closes on August 31.

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