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Craig Fairclough

Craig Fairclough is the Academic Coordinator for the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Program in The Chang School of Continuing Studies at Ryerson University. He also teaches a variety of courses on a part-time basis at Ryerson University in the School of Occupational and Public Health, Faculty of Community Services, the Chang School of Continuing Studies and the Ted Rogers School of Business Management.

Craig has also been consulting in the area of Occupational Health and Safety for over 16 years serving clients primarily in the GTA. Prior to consulting, Craig worked in industry for a large international transportation/parcel delivery company as a Health, Safety and Compliance Supervisor. Before working in the private sector, he worked in the municipal government sector for three and a half years in the position of Health and Safety Officer.

Craig’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ryerson University in Environmental Health; majoring in Occupational Health and Safety with a minor degree in Public Administration. Craig also received his Masters Degree in Occupational Health from McGill University and a Certificate in Human Resource Management from Humber College.

His professional designations include, Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH).

Session

Connecting Business with Post-Secondary Institutions
How to Engage Students in Solving Challenges

Tuesday, October 17, 2016

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Queenston Hall

As an employer, you want the best for your business and learning institutions such as universities and colleges can make an ideal addition to your most valuable resource – your people.  In this interactive workshop, we will discover the various opportunities where students can enhance their learning while working in different businesses environments. In turn we will explore how businesses can gain new insights, and achieve greater advances from the new learning that the students bring to the workplace.   Finally, we will discuss the critical pieces that must be in place in order for the experience to be positive for all stakeholders involved.  

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify barriers and strategies to overcome obstacles for business to work with learning institutions and their students
  • Understand the variety of partnership opportunities between business and learning institutions
  • Initiate the process for establishing long-term working relationships

A variety of tools and resources will be shared including session notes and strategies identified.