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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

May 2018 Minerva Canada James Ham Safe Design Winners
Congratulations to the 2018 engineering student winning teams from the University of Guelph and University of Alberta for their first and second place finishes respectively in the Minerva James Ham competition. Teams were awarded their prize money at the May 2,2018 Partners in Prevention Conference in Mississauga, Ontario.

May 2018 Minerva Canada – CIAC Responsible Care student winners
Congratulations to the 2018 engineering student winning teams from the University of Toronto for their first place finish and the University of Calgary for their second and third place finishes in the Minerva – CIAC competition. Teams made their final presentations and were awarded their prize money at the May 1,2018 Partners in Prevention Conference in Mississauga, Ontario.

May 2018 Minerva Canada Learning Forum at Lambton College
Over 60 college and university professors along with other participants attended a Minerva Learning Forum at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario The agenda for the event is on the website. Interested universities and colleges wishing to host a 2019 Learning Forum should contact Minerva Canada.

New Minerva Teaching Module “Risk Communications”
This new module, sponsored by Minerva and developed at the University of Alberta with content support from Methanex, can be found on the Minerva website.

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.).

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.

Upcoming Events

Online engineering student Health and Safety Certification program
Minerva Canada has partnered with 13 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 and other educational material. Minerva has contracted the University of Fredericton to design the online program. The details of it were presented at a meeting of the Canadian Engineering Deans and Minerva hopes to meet with the College Deans later this year. Work is underway in developing the first of four six-hour online modules with January 2019 completion on Module 1 for use by our university partners. More details can be found on this website. Canadian Universities and Colleges interested to know more about the proposed program or wish to become one of the partners should contact Minerva at

Fall 2018 Minerva Webinar
Minerva is planning to pilot a one or two hour webinar on Heath and Safety for university and college professors during the Fall of 2018. Minerva will be advising its academic partners once details are finalized. If successful, a series of short webinars will be established and conducted by Minerva starting in 2019.

2018 New Teaching Modules
Minerva Canada has partnered with Dalhousie University to develop a Teaching Module in 2018 focused on Maritime Risk/Fisheries Safety. Minerva has also partnered with Mirarco and a professor from Laurentian University to translate 3 more of its teaching modules into French. The Minerva website currently has the modules on Mental Health and Quantified Risk Assessment translated into French.

2018-19 ICBC Student Competition
The preliminary round for business students to review a case study for the Minerva HR venue associated with the 2018-19 competition will take place in the Fall 2018. Final round takes place in January 2019.

2019 Minerva engineering and college student competitions
Minerva will be providing more details on the timing of submissions for both the 2019 Minerva James Ham Safe Design Award and Minerva-CIAC Case Study competitions later this year.

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