OHSE Bursary Program

The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering is pleased to announce that it will be offering bursaries up to a maximum of $500.00 in support of students who have successfully registered in a 1, 2 or 3 year OHSE program (full-time or part-time) at the undergraduate level at an accredited university or college in Canada. As part of our ongoing objective to support people who have chosen to pursue a career in Occupational Health and Safety, we are pleased to award this bursary.

Aims of the CSSE OHSE Bursary Program

CSSE has initiated this bursary program with the following aims:

  • To promote and further the education of Canadian college and university students attending programs in the field of Occupational Health and Safety;
  • To establish and encourage the highest standards among those preparing to enter the Occupational Health and Safety profession;
  • To provide an incentive for college and university students to commit themselves to their education as well as to their communities and families;
  • To broaden the attraction of the Occupational Health and Safety profession to a wide variety of students in various socio-economic circumstances.

How Will the Bursary Recipient be Chosen?

Canadian colleges and universities are being invited to participate in this program. Bursaries will be awarded on a regional basis (BC, AB, SK) and (MB, ON) and (QC, NB, PEI, NS, NL) as proportionate to the number of post-secondary institutions offering OHSE programs. Bursaries are non-repayable.

In addition to this monetary amount, students will receive a free student membership in the CSSE for the duration of their program. Recipients will also be invited to participate in their local Chapter professional development activities where they will have the opportunity to meet and network with leading OHSE Professionals.

What are the Criteria for Choosing the Bursary Recipients?

Eligible post-secondary OHSE programs must be a minimum of one year in duration which may be expressed as a total number of class hours per program or approximately 300 plus or minus 10% total class hours per program. Each program should have a majority of the courses constituting occupational health, safety and environmental topics.*

Please note that those working full-time or part-time in the OHSE field are not eligible for this award.

* Courses which could be considered as having OHSE topics may include:

  • Risk Management
  • Total Loss Control
  • Fire Protection/Prevention
  • Occupational Health (Chemical Agents)
  • Occupational Health (Physical Agents)
  • Toxicology/Biohazards
  • Hygiene Methods /Monitoring
  • Plant Layout
  • OH&S Legislation
  • Environmental Management/Protection
  • Product and Public Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Exhaust - Ventilation
  • Engineering Economic Analysis
  • Workplace / Sectoral Safety
  • Engineering Report
  • Lifestyle - EAP
  • Presentation Skills
  • Project Management
  • Hazard Evaluation
  • Hazard Control
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Accident Theory
  • Epidemiology
  • Radiation Biology
  • OH&S and WCB Management Systems
  • Other courses as identified by the Awards Committee

To be eligible, candidates must:

  1. Hold a secondary high school diploma with better than average grades (80% or better) if applying in the first year of an eligible OHSE program;
  2. Have better than average grades (80% or better) if applying in the second or third year of an eligible OHSE program;
  3. Submit official (signed) high-school and/or post secondary transcripts;
  4. Provide evidence of successful acceptance or registration to an eligible OHSE program;
  5. Include an official description and duration of the eligible OHSE program;
  6. Arrange for a letter from a high-school Guidance counsellor and/or post-secondary OHSE program chair or faculty advisor as a character reference and supporting the applicants financial need;
  7. Identify funding or financial support from other sources including personal resources, employer, family, scholarships, or other bursaries.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2021

Questions? Please contact [email protected]

Required Forms

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners of the CSSE OHSE Bursary Award

Arshdeep Rattan, Surrey, BC
Crystal Chan
, Richmond, BC
Diane Teritet
, Edmonton, AB
Edyl Ballesteros
, London, ON
Marion Bernabe
, Halifax, NS


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