Daneen Skilling Scholarship

for Studies in Occupational Health and Safety

Daneen Bio

This is an annual award in honour of Ms. Daneen Skilling, a dedicated and professional leader to business and community in ensuring workplaces are safe and healthy. Ms. Skilling served as Chair, Board of Directors of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC (the Alliance) for seven years during a period of significant growth. Her experience, leadership, and dedication in has led the Alliance in becoming a leading centre for health and safety.


This award will support a student pursuing a career in Occupational Health and Safety through post-secondary studies. The successful student will also demonstrate a commitment to building physically and psychologically healthy and safe environments for workers and their local communities.

The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is a leading provider of health and safety services in BC. An industry-funded organization with a board of directors elected from BC manufacturing industries, the Alliance is dedicated to ensuring Occupational Health and Safety professionals of the future are well qualified to provide industry advice and leadership.

This scholarship supports the Alliance Vision: Partnering with BC industry leaders to achieve cultural change that ensures safe workplaces for all employees.


The annual scholarship of $2,500 is offered by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. A secondary practicum opportunity is included in this scholarship following successful completion of studies with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Deadline Extended: March 31, 2024

  • Applications will be accepted from students enrolling in a full-time, accredited Occupational Health and Safety program at college or university in B.C. (i.e., BCIT, UBC) for the 2023-2024 year.
  • Applications will be accepted from high school graduates and those furthering their education in health and safety graduate studies as outlined in the list of qualified programs.
  • Applicants will submit abstracts showing their academic results
  • Applicants will submit an essay of 750 to 1,200 words explaining why workplace health and safety is important to them, and why they are pursuing this course of study.
  • Applicants will be Canadian citizens or permanent residents residing in the province of B.C.
  • Complete the online application below OR download the PDF application form, complete and email it to [email protected].


Applications will be reviewed by an expert panel. The scholarship is awarded at the annual Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC Safety Pinnacle Awards Gala.

2022 Recipient, Erin Hare | UBC
2021 Recipient, Jonathan Kum | BCIT
Scholarship winner 2020
2020 Recipient, Sindhu Selverhaj
Past Scholars
2019 Recipient, Christopher Lung

Application for Daneen Skilling Scholarship


Secondary or post-secondary school

Please include copies of available transcripts for Grade 11 and 12 or your past two semesters of post-secondary education.

Work experience

Supporting documents

  • References
    Please include two reference letters
  • Essay
    Include a 750- to 1350-word essay

Scholarship application rules

  1. Candidates must complete the full application, providing all the required information and documents.
  2. Scholarship funds require proof of registration.
  3. Submit application and upload necessary documents. Ensure uploaded documents include your name and contact information.