Innovation in workplace health

Mission Statement

The University is a statutory not-for-profit post-secondary degree granting education and research institution for the special purpose of creating and disseminating new knowledge including applied research in the fields of workplace safety, health promotion, return to work and disability management, comprehensive rehabilitation and disability leadership studies. It is committed to excellence in teaching and research, scholarship, and service to the broader community.

Latest News

  • Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas Appointed Deputy Minister Champion for PCU-WHS

    Jody Thomas

    The Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences (PCU-WHS) is pleased to announce that Ms. Jody Thomas, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard has been appointed the Deputy Minister University Champion for PCU-WHS.
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  • PCU-WHS Hires First Summer Student

    Sarah Tuinstra

    Recently the Canadian Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, together with the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce and Labour, announced that 77,000 jobs have been approved for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program this year.

    PCU-WHS is most fortunate in that one of those jobs has been approved for the University and we are very pleased to introduce our summer student, Sarah, with this short release.

  • Ken Neumann, USW Canadian National Director Recognized

    USW Presentation April 7 2016

    Ken Neumann, USW Canadian National Director was recently recognized for his leadership role in the establishment of the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences. Please click on the following link to view the PCU-WHS newsletter.

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  • USW approves Resolution re RTW Programs

    The United Steelworkers endorsed a Resolution at its National Policy Conference re RTW / Disability Prevention Programs

    The United Steelworkers endorsed a Resolution at its National Policy Conference re RTW / Disability Prevention Programs

    The United Steelworkers (USW), the largest private sector union in North America with more than 225,000 members in Canada and more than 800,000 members continent-wide, endorsed a Resolution at its National Policy Conference on April 7 in Montreal, calling on the union to “recognize and support the value in pursuing meaningful, effective, confidential and joint workplace Return to Work / Disability Prevention Programs,” including full and equal participation by the union, the injured worker and medical caregivers during the return to work process with employers. The media release can be viewed at:
    http://www.usw.ca/news/media-centre/releases/2016/return-to-work-programs-a-priority

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Thank You to Our Partners

  • Government of Canada
  • British Columbia
  • City of Port Alberni
  • Teck
  • Coulson Group of Companies
  • Cúram Software
  • United Steelworkers
  • Acclaim Ability Management
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Ontario
  • DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance)
  • Farmer
  • Worksafe BC
  • Island Timberlands
  • Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada
  • Western Forest Products