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Dr. Michael Alpern Award

 

Is there a teacher in your circle who goes above and beyond to cultivate a safe community? Who exemplifies the importance of health and safety? Who empowers youth to take responsibility for their wellbeing? Nominate them for the Dr. Michael Alpern Award!

Are you a teacher who goes above and beyond to cultivate a safe community? Who exemplifies the importance of health and safety? Who empowers youth to take responsibility for their wellbeing? Submit your application for the Dr. Michael Alpern Award!

About:

Named in honour of one of the founding members of the Job Safety Skills Society, this award recognizes the outstanding work of an Alberta educator who actively demonstrates their commitment to youth safety.

The Dr. Michael Alpern Award includes a certificate of recognition and $3,000 as acknowledgment for outstanding service in safety. Named in honour of our previous Executive Director and one of the Founding Members of the Job Safety Skills Society, this award recognizes the outstanding work of an Alberta educator who is committed to facilitating safety training to young people. Dr. Alpern was dedicated to safety, education, leadership and initiative, and it is in this spirit that we present this award.

 

Award Criteria:

The Dr. Michael Alpern Award is presented to someone who:

  • - Is a role model to students
  • - Is an educator in Alberta
  • - Has participated in project/s or initiative/s focused on improving student, school and/or community health and safety
  • - Exemplifies occupational health and safety leadership



Questions:

Please describe how the individual has demonstrated commitment and continuous improvement to health and safety by responding to the following:
 

    1. Describe the qualities/character traits of the applicant that you feel impact their health and safety leadership.

    2. Describe all significant health and safety contributions the applicant has made to their classes, the school and/or the community (please include participation on boards, committees, number of years they have been involved in these initiatives, etc.).

    3. How do you feel their contributions impact occupational health and safety performance?
    4. Provide two reference names/numbers that could speak in detail to the health and safety accomplishments of this individual.

      1. Please list the signatures of anyone (colleagues, students, community stakeholders) who would like to nominate this individual for this award and the nature of their relationship to them.  

        Please submit all nominations to danikam@jobsafetyskills.com, by April 30th, 2016. We will be contacting selected nominees after May 15th.

James Rintoul OH&S Memorial Scholarship

 

In memory of James Rintoul, this OH&S Memorial Scholarship is awarded to recognize an individual with a passion for workplace safety and a desire to pursue a career in occupational health and safety.

The scholarship will cover the cost of completing OH&S courses and earning the OH&S Certificate through the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta.  For the annual scholarship winner, the costs of enrolling in courses leading to the earning of Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta OH&S Certificate, will be paid by the Job Safety Skills Society up to a total of $5,500.

Award Criteria:

The James Rintoul OH&S Memorial Scholarship is presented to someone who:

  • Is a graduate with a High School Diploma from an Alberta high school or be expecting to graduate with a High School diploma from an Alberta high school in the year of application.

  • Is focused on pursuing a career relating to occupational health and safety.

  • Is prepared to Submit the Application for Program Admission and meet the program admission requirements set by the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, including:

  • Possessing an Alberta high school diploma or expect to have a high school diploma in the year of application.

  • Submit evidence (e.g., a reference from each employer) of having completed a minimum of two years of work experience – either full-time, part-time, or as a component of an educational work placement. 

          

Submission Guidelines:

Each applicant for the scholarship is required to submit:

a)  either an essay (minimum 1000 words) or a media presentation (minimum 10 minutes) that addresses each of the following themes:

1. Why I want to pursue a career in occupational health and safety.
2. Why early (pre-employment) and ongoing occupational health and safety education and training is important
3. In Alberta workplaces, occupational health and safety is a shared responsibility.
4. Career paths in occupational health and safety.
 
b)   a minimum of two (2) letters of reference indicating the applicant’s suitability for pursuing a career in areas related to occupational health and safety.

Please submit all nominations to danikam@jobsafetyskills.com, by April 30th, 2016. We will be contacting selected nominees after May 15th.