Partnership news

Immigration and work disability in the Canadian context

May 2017: PWHS Co-Director Mieke Koehoorn has been awarded a Project Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, along with co-investigators Ute Bultmann, Chris McLeod, and Stephanie Premji.

Cost-effectiveness of modified-return-to-work after a musculoskeletal injury

May 2017: PWHS postdoctoral fellow Esther Maas has been awarded a CIHR fellowship for her research on the cost-effectiveness of modified return-to-work policies for workers with musculoskeletal injuries.

Recruiting stakeholders for key informant interviews

May 2017: We are recruiting construction-sector stakeholders, including policy makers, practitioners, health and safety associations, employers, unions, and workers, to participate in key informant interviews on organizational return-to-work and disability management policies and practices.

Childhood mental health and future employment in the welfare state

May 2017: PWHS graduate student Anita Minh has been awarded a CIHR graduate scholarship for her PhD research – a cross-national comparison of five longitudinal cohorts examining how differences in social protections may give rise to inequalities in childhood mental health and subsequent labour market entry.

Roberta Ellis Award for Excellence in the Study and Practice of Occupational and Environmental Health

April 2017: PWHS and WorkSafeBC were proud to present the inaugural Roberta Ellis Award for Excellence in the Study and Practice of Occupational and Environmental Health to Nicole Boeder, a second year UBC MSc student in occupational and environmental health at WorkSafeBC’s Research Day on April 7.

WorkSafeBC Research Day

April 2017: On Friday April 8, WorkSafeBC is hosting a Research Day, open to all WorkSafeBC staff and management, with the goal of getting non-scientist research users excited about the innovative research WorkSafeBC supports.

WorkSafeBC Interorganization Committee Conference

April 2017: PWHS research assistant and MSc graduate Niloufar Saffari and Co-Director Chris McLeod presented the results of Saffari’s thesis examining differences in disability duration after a work injury for immigrant and Canadian-born workers to the WorkSafeBC Interorganization Committee (IOC) Conference on April 6, 2017.

OEH Seminar Series: Leading Indicators

March 2017: PWHS Research Manager Billy Quirke will give a presentation about applying the IWH organizational performance metric in the BC long-term care and manufacturing sectors at SPPH OEH Rounds on Friday, March 31, at noon.

WSIB grant success: Early and sustainable return-to-work in the construction sector

March 2017: The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario has awarded a grant to our co-director Chris McLeod to improve return-to-work outcomes in the construction sector, by exploring international best practices, identifying indicators of good performance in BC, Alberta, and Manitoba, and assessing WSIB Work Integration policies and practices.

Stakeholder meetings in Alberta

March 2017: Chris McLeod and Suhail Marino travelled to Alberta this month to meet with stakeholders at Alberta Labour and the Alberta Workers Compensation Board. They presented on the COR evaluation and our provincial comparative work on return to work after injury.

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