May 22, 2017 by On-Site Magazine
EDMONTON – The Ledcor Group of Companies donated $250,000 to the University of Alberta’s new David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management (ESRM). As the first of its kind in Canada, the University’s new program integrates safety and risk management into the curriculum of all its engineering students.
Tom Lassu, president of Ledcor Industries Inc. and University of Alberta Civil Engineering alumni (’92 BSc), has been passionate and influential in setting new safety standards for the entire industry and applauds this type of innovation.
“Engineering students are the future leaders of our industry, and I am proud to see the University of Alberta take the initiative to raise the bar on safety and risk education,” says Lassu. “For Ledcor, our safety commitments are part of our corporate culture, from our offices to our project sites. We are continually seeking and supporting advancements in safety.”
The donation from Ledcor will help fund an endowment to sustain and increase the impact of the Lynch School. Earnings will help recruit more teachers, support research, develop further ESRM courses and programs, and fund student-led projects. ESRM will be offered to all third- and fourth-year engineering students, and by 2018, every University of Alberta Engineering graduate will have taken an ESRM course.
Ledcor places the health and safety of its employees at the core of its corporate values. The award-winning safety programs aim to go above and beyond industry standards, ensuring all employees and contractors go home safe at the end of every work day.
“Think safety. Work safely” has been Ledcor’s slogan for more than 40 years. See Ledcor’s safety commitments: http://www.ledcor.com/who-we-are/safety
Learn about the University of Alberta’s David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management: https://www.ualberta.ca/giving/giving-news/2016/march/engineering-safety-into-every-grad
SOURCE Ledcor Group