About us

The Partnership

This partnership between WorkSafeBC (BC’s Workers’ Compensation Board) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) aims to address current and emerging issues of work-related health in British Columbia. The Partnership takes the lead in work-related health research by developing and promoting the use of routinely collected health and compensation data from multiple sources via our data partner, Population Data BC. The data allows us to conduct research on the entire working-age population over a 25 year period, providing a unique and comprehensive portrait of the health and well being of BC’s workers. Partnership researchers are also active in developing and enhancing the occupational data holdings of Population Data BC.

The Partnership team is comprised of a diverse and multidisciplinary group of faculty, students, and staff, situated in the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.

Training

We offer challenging and dynamic training opportunities from our base at the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Current and prospective students interested in pursuing research on policy-relevant occupational health issues are encouraged to contact one of our co-leads, Mieke Koehoorn or Chris McLeod, to discuss training and funding opportunities.

Collaboration

We engage in active collaboration with a wide range of organizations, including:

History

WorkSafeBC worked with UBC’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) beginning in 1998, when CHSPR researchers conducted research in support of the Royal Commission on Workers’ Compensation in BC. A formal partnership was established in 2005. Prior to 2012, the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety was called the WorkSafeBC-CHSPR Research Partnership.

For more information about our research, please contact Chris McLeod.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

School of Population and Public Health
2206 East Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
Tel: 604-822-2772
Partnership for Work, Health and Safety
2206 East Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
Tel: 604-822-8544

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