Mr. Wolfgang Zimmerman
Executive Director, NIDMAR, Canada
Wolfgang Zimmermann, OBC, is President of the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences, a statutory, not-for-profit, degree granting education institution focused in the areas of workplace safety, health promotion, return to work and disability management, and rehabilitation.
Wolfgang is also Executive Director of the National Institute of Disability Management and Research, an internationally recognized not-for-profit organization committed to reducing the human, social and economic costs of disability through implementation of workplace-based reintegration programs, which international research has proven is the most effective way of restoring and maintaining workers' abilities while reducing the cost of disability for workers, employers, government and insurance.
Following an industrial accident, Wolfgang continued working for his pre-disability employer and became involved in Disability Management. He’s held a wide range of appointments and received many commendations for his work on disability prevention and rehabilitation including: Order of British Columbia, Federal Certificate of Merit, Employee of the Decade, U.S. National Employee of the Year, Governor General's Appreciation Award, Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, Lieutenant Governor's Community Achievement Award.