top of page
Who Are We?

The CN Centre was established officially in 2002 and it continues to achieve milestones in its journey to make better workplaces. Some of the key contributions are highlighted here.

About the CN Centre:

The CN Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CNCOHS) is a research training and community outreach centre examining and informing best practices in creating physically and psychologically safe and healthy workplaces.


Our mandate and initiatives include:

  • Conducting extensive research programs into all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

  • Consulting with the business community to share knowledge and to assess and improve workplace standards

  • Providing training opportunities through courses, workshops, conferences, and institutions

  • Advising government and organizational decision makers on OHS related issues and legislation. 

Exploring workplace safety through a historical lens: Highlighting significant contributors to research and practice development. These posters highlight noteworthy events, legislation, and individual contributions to workplace safety and well-being. Both global and local influences are depicted here.

Copy of IO History Timeline  (48 × 36 in).png

The CN Centre & Saint Mary's University:

The CN Centre is a centre of research excellence at Saint Mary's University and is affiliated with the international renowned Saint Mary's University's Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology Program.

Did You Know?



  • The I/O Psychology Graduate Program at SMU is home to one of the largest concentrations of OHP research expertise


  • Saint Mary’s University’s CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety is now home to the first-ever professorship in safety culture. Thanks to an ongoing partnership with CN Rail, Dr. Mark Fleming brings his 20 years of international research experience to work with industry partners to highlight the importance of safety culture.

To find out more about the I/O Psychology Graduate Program at SMU, follow the links below:



bottom of page