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What is Minerva Canada Safety Management Education Inc.?

A non-profit volunteer-run organization, Minerva Canada, aims to be a global leader in health and safety management education by influencing the curriculum of post-secondary institutions to ensure that future business leaders create healthier and safer workplaces.
The only organization of its kind, it:
  • advocates for increased inclusion of health and safety concepts in business and engineering curricula
  • educates the educators by providing business and engineering professors and instructors in universities and colleges with practical, curriculum-ready tools and initiatives
  • forges partnerships with governments, associations and accreditation boards
  • connects educators with Canada’s business enterprises to learn what industry seeks from new graduates entering the workforce and how health and safety management concepts are being applied in the workplace.
All resources and activities are provided free of charge to educators, financially supported by our roster of blue-chip corporate, organizational and government sponsors.

Latest News

January 18-21, 2018 Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C.)
Congratulations to the 2018 business student winning teams from Conestoga College, Brock University and Concordia University who won the top 3 prizes respectively in the Minerva Human Resources event at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C.). Minerva Canada is the Health and Safety Human Resources event sponsor.

Two New case studies from 2018 ICBC Competition
Two new case studies ( Tragedy at Clearly Convenience and Tragedy at the Terminal) used during the 2017-18 ICBC have been added to the Minerva website They are focused on Working Alone and the impact to business results from substandard management of Health and Safety.

April 2017 Minerva Canada James Ham Safe Design Winners
Congratulations to the 2017 engineering student winning teams from the University of Toronto and University of Regina for their first and second place finishes respectively in the Minerva competition. Teams were awarded their prize money at the May 3,2017 Partners in Prevention Conference in Mississauga, Ontario.

April - June 2017 Minerva Canada Learning Forums and Workshop
Over 300 engineering, business professors and other participants attended Minerva Learning Forums held this year at the University of Regina, Carleton University, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and the British Columbia Institute of Technology as well as a Minerva Workshop in Halifax with participants from various CRSP OHS teaching institutions and Halifax universities . The agenda for each event is on the website. Interested universities and colleges wishing to host a 2018 Learning Forum should contact Minerva Canada .

2017 Minerva Education Award of Honor
Congratulations to Senator Tony Dean for winning the 2017 Minerva Canada Education Award of Honour for his many contributions in advancing Health and Safety in Ontario. The press release describing his contributions and the award is on the Minerva website.

New Minerva Teaching Module “ Mental Health in the Workplace”
This new module, sponsored by Minerva and developed at Laurentian University with content support from Vale, can be found on the Minerva website.

Upcoming Events

2018 Minerva Canada James Ham Safe Design Competition
A Minerva notice with the rules, regulations has been sent to all Canadian Engineering Schools and Colleges concerning this competition with submissions due by April 16, 2018. There are first and second prizes of $3,500 and $1,500. Students are asked to advise Minerva by February 2,2018 if they intend to enter the competition.

2018 Minerva- CIAC engineering student case study competition
The case study was sent in January inviting all Canadian Engineering Schools to participate in the 2018 Minerva – CIAC Responsible Care engineering student case study competition. Rules and regulations and the case study are found on the website. Student submissions are due by April 2nd. Finalists will be making presentations at the Partners in Prevention Conference on May 1st 2018 in Mississauga, Ontario.

May 9, 2018 Minerva- Lambton College Learning Forum
A Minerva Health and Safety Learning Forum is planned for May 9th at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario. There are no registration fees. Anyone interested to register should complete the online registration.

2018 New Teaching Modules
Minerva Canada has partnered with professors and grad students from Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta to develop teaching modules in 2018 focused on Maritime Risk/Fisheries Safety and Risk Communications.

Proposed Online engineering student Health and Safety Certification program
Minerva Canada has partnered with 14 Canadian Engineering Schools to advance the development and implementation of a student H&S certification program that builds upon the content within Minerva’s Teaching Modules. Minerva is finalizing the details with a third party provider who will design the online program. The details of it were presented at a recent meeting of the Canadian Engineering Deans. We expect the first of four six-hour online modules to be completed for use by our university partners in January 2019. Canadian Universities and Colleges interested to know more about the proposed program should contact Minerva at

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