Minerva Rising Star Award

2024 Minerva Rising Star Awards
The nomination and submission process for Minerva Canada’s 2024 Rising Star award is currently underway. You’ll find details on The Minerva Award for Rising Star of the Year including the online nomination, submission form here. Nominations close on April 19th . Winner will be announced during the Canada’s Safest Employers awards dinner in Toronto on October 10th.

2023 Minerva Rising Star Award
The 2023 Minerva Rising Star award was presented during the 12th annual Canada’s Safest Employers Awards. held on October 19th at the Liberty Grand Hotel in Toronto.
Alyssa Grocutt, a PhD candidate at the Queen’s University Smith School of Business, was announced winner of the 2023 Minerva Rising Star Award.
As one of 10 finalists for this award, Alyssa was interviewed by the COS magazine for her work researching the consequences of work injuries and workplace fatalities on secondary victims. See the article here.
Here’s another article from Jennifer Spies, one of the other finalists.
Minerva Canada is planning to have some of the award finalists in a panel discussion at its next webinar. Webinar details and invitations will be sent out shortly.

Alyssa Grocutt

2022 Minerva Rising Star Award
Minerva Canada launched its new Rising Star award in 2022 as part of Canada’s Safest Employers Awards competition and overseen by Key Media.

The award announcements were held virtually on October 20, 2022. Minerva Canada congratulates Caroline Steinborn as its first Rising Star Award winner.

She is a recent new employee with Canada Post and received her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and her Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Alberta. Her winning submission focused on a musculoskeletal prevention and awareness program she created that produced a significant reduction in injuries.
The introduction to this award by Peter Sturm from Minerva’s Board is found here. Before the award ceremonies, Peter also moderated a panel discussion with some of the award finalists, see here for the discussions.

What It is and Eligibility

This award recognizes leaders of the future with a demonstrated commitment to the integration of health and safety. Eligible nominees include full time post secondary students from Canadian universities or colleges in undergraduate, graduate, or coop programs as well as employees with 2 or less years of work experience since graduation.

Nominees must demonstrate a leadership ability to initiate and implement change in an academic or workplace environment related to health and/or safety, show dedication to the field through continuing education, special academic or work projects, career progression, generating student or worker safety awareness, mentoring and coaching and be able to demonstrate experience in the execution of safety initiatives while in school or work during the last 12 to 18 months.

A team nomination and/or self-nominations are permitted.

Two Steps for entering the Rising Star award competition

  • Communications
    Key Media and Minerva Canada will be announcing in March 2023 the open of nominations for the Minerva Rising Star award to academia, various other organizations and individuals. Nominations are complimentary.

  • Nomination Form, Submission
    Nominees can complete the nomination form and submit it online to Key Media. Submissions are due by April 21, 2023.

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