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Dr. Graeme Norval, Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, has received the Minerva Canada Education Award of Honour.

The award recognizes Dr. Norval’s contributions to advancing safety and health education in Canadian universities. He is the first engineering educator to receive the award. Minerva Canada is a not for profit corporation that seeks to advance safety management education in universities and colleges.

Dr. Norval has made numerous contributions to health and safety education in the Faculty, with the goal of instilling an appreciation for the importance of safety in young engineers. These include organizing and leading Minerva Summer Institutes, developing new health and safety teaching modules, involving other professors in safety education and highlighting health and safety in classes and student projects.

“I am delighted that Dr. Norval has been recognized by Minerva Canada for his contributions to health and safety education,” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “This award demonstrates another of the many ways our faculty members contribute to the profession and the community.”

Dr. Norval was presented with his award at Minerva’s 2011 Summer Institute dinner, held May 30th at the U of T Faculty Club. He will be inducted into the Minerva Canada Education Hall of Fame, which is being established this year.

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