Partnership news

Esther Maas’s work covered in New York Times

July 2017: Our postdoc Esther Maas’s dissertation work on radiofrequency denervation treatment for low back pain was covered in the New York Times.

Dr. Chris McLeod promoted to Associate Professor

July 2017: PWHS co-director Chris McLeod has been promoted to Associate Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Congratulations Chris!

PWHS students receive awards

June 2017: Congratulations to PWHS PhD student Sharon Provost, the recipient of a UBC Public Scholars Initiative award, and to PhD student Kimberly Sharpe, the recipient of a WorkSafeBC Research Training Award.

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.

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