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Student grant available to attend Quality & Safety Summit

Jan. 24, 2013, Vancouver - Aviation students can now apply for the opportunity to attend this year’s CHC Safety & Quality Summit, through a grant which honours a long-time advocate of excellence in aviation safety training.


January 24, 2013
By Carey Fredericks

The Dr. Peter Gardiner Student Grant, worth $3,900, includes admission to the summit and the post-event Incident Response Preparedness course, as well as $1,500 in hotel and travel reimbursement.  This is an excellent opportunity to participate in perhaps the most important helicopter safety conference in the world.  The summit will take place March 18-20, with the post-summit course following on March 21-23.

The late Dr. Gardiner was president and chief executive officer of the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI).  His central goal at SCSI was to provide those in the aviation field with the best tools and training available to reduce accident rates and ultimately increase the safety of those that fly.

The focus on the human side of aviation safety and the development of safety management systems is what attracted Dr. Gardiner to the CHC event, where each year he brought his unique blend of professionalism and humour to the sessions he taught.  The student grant is a tribute to Dr. Gardiner’s commitment to aviation safety, and is intended to help inspire excellence in aviation students.

Students interested in the grant must submit an application and a 500-word essay prior to the Feb. 11 deadline.  More information about the grant and access to the application are available at www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com.