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Minerva Canada health and safety conference at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Oshawa, ON - University and college heads, business leaders and government officials will attend a forum here at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology on November 13 to discuss the role of post-secondary institutions, government and industry on health and safety in Canada.

Minerva Canada, organizer of the event, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to incorporating the concepts and principles of occupational health and safety into the curriculum of post-secondary schools, especially business and engineering. The organization expects graduates to run their company's health and safety program as they would any other business process.

Members from around the country will address industries' expectations of graduates, identify what and how to integrate health and safety into existing curricula and emphasize the value of health and safety in the workplace.

All interested media are welcome.

What: UOIT hosts Minerva Canada roundtable conference
"The evolving occupational health and safety culture in Canada."
When: Thursday, November 13, 2003
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Community Room
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

About Ontario Tech University
Ontario Tech University advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and the delivery of innovative market-driven programs responsive to the needs of students and industry. With more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in more than 90 programs, the university promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. The university's commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through faculty research collaborations with leading organizations such as Ontario Power Generation, IBM, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Durham Regional Police Service. To find out more, visit ontariotechu.ca.


Media contact
Oliver Fernandez
Communications and Marketing
Ontario Tech University
905.721.3111, ext. 2513
oliver.fernandez@uoit.ca