WHAT IS MINERVA SAFETY MANAGEMENT EDUCATION?
Minerva is a not for profit corporation dedicated to improving business effectiveness and reducing injuries through Safety Management Education. Minerva’s vision is to be a globally recognized leader that influences post-secondary education to ensure healthier and safer workplaces. In so doing, tomorrow's leaders will strive for excellence in Occupational Health and Safety as an essential component of their corporate management .We target tomorrow's leaders by encouraging colleges and universities to embed safety management education into the Core Curricula of business and engineering programs. Minerva Canada is also extending itself to health care teaching institutions to promote more health and safety education into their curriculum.
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
The need for Minerva is clear. Each year thousands of workers are injured on the job and the human and economic costs are compelling. At any given time 8 to 12% of the workforce is incapacitated because of lost time injuries. Billions of dollars are lost in benefit payments, health care expenses, and reduced productivity.
Research has consistently shown that effective and productive organizations have a CEO and Senior Team who understand the benefits of Safety, Health and Environmental Management and are committed to it. Safety Management Education is a cornerstone of leading corporations.
At Minerva we target future leaders through their Colleges and University education. Safety Management Education is the right way to go, and the right thing to do.
MINERVA HEALTH AND SAFETY ENGINEERING STUDENT TEACHING MODULES ARE NOW ON THE WEBSITE
The first ten of twenty-two Health and Safety Teaching modules for engineering and business students. can be found on this website. Work is underway with 10 universities and colleges to complete the remaining modules. More information on the Minerva modules can be found here.
PARTICIPATE IN OUR 2015 ENGINEERING STUDENT JAMES HAM SAFE DESIGN AWARD
Undergraduate engineering students attending a Canadian university during the 2014-2015 academic year are encouraged to enter the Minerva James Ham Safe Design Competition. First prize is $3,500 with a second prize of $1,500. More information on the competition can be found by clicking the Safety Awards page of the Minerva website. Please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 30, 2015 if you or your team are interested to participate in this competition.
PARTICIPATE IN OUR 2015 LEARNING FORUMS
Engineering and Business Professors are invited to attend the Minerva Learning Forums being held in the Spring 2015 at McGill, York, and Queen’s University and Fanshawe College. There are no registration fees. The 2015 dates are as follows:
- April 23 – York University for Engineering Professors
- May 1 – Fanshawe College for Business professors and also being hosted by Brock University
- June 9 – McGill University for Engineering Professors
- June 16- Queens University for Engineering Professors
More information on the Learning Forums can be found by clicking Summer Institutes. Professors interested to participate in the 2015 Forums or universities interested to host a Learning Forum in 2016 should contact Minerva at email@example.com
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 2014-2015 ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
In 2014, Minerva has once again succeeded in getting its message and teaching materials out to Canadian engineering, business students and professors. We invite you to visit our website and learn more about Minerva’s activities and programs: