Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship Winners Announced

April 30, 2019 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the winners of their 2019 Dick Martin Scholarship Award.

Nancy Suranyi (Alberta) and Evan Hrycenko (Saskatchewan) will each be awarded $3,000. In addition, their respective academic institutions, the University of Alberta and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), will each receive $500.

Scholarship winners are selected by a panel of technical specialists based on criteria that include submitting an essay on injury prevention or research on a particular hazard and risk.

The scholarships are intended to support interest in and encourage the pursuit of, careers in the field of occupational health and safety.

More information about the Dick Martin Scholarship is available on the CCOHS website.


“This scholarship award is an opportunity for students to showcase their passion and commitment to workplace safety. I congratulate both Nancy and Evan on their achievement and wish them well as they begin their careers in occupational health and safety.”

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

Quick Facts

  • The Dick Martin Scholarship is awarded to post-secondary students enrolled either in 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. 
  • CCOHS awards a $3,000 scholarship to each a college and university level winner. Scholarships are awarded annually; the 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.

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