December 2012: The WorkSafeBC Policy and Regulation e-Newsletter announces changes to WorkSafeBC’s research model and explains how the Partnership fits into that model.
November 2012: Partnership co-lead Chris McLeod spoke at the FIOSA-MIOSA BC Safety Charter Annual Roundtable Event on Nov. 29. View his presentation.
October 2012: Partnership mesothelioma compensation research and its application to Powell River is featured in UBC In Your Community, a newsletter of UBC Government Relations.
October 2012: Partnership co-lead Mieke Koehoorn will speak about differences in disability duration for work-related injuries at the Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research conference in Montreal on Oct. 30. Read more about our work in this area.
September 2012: We are pleased to welcome Billy Quirke as a new Partnership research coordinator. Billy will be evaluating the effectiveness of health and safety regulations.
September 2012: We have completed recruitment of patients and family members for a study about mesothelioma compensation, but we are still seeking physician participants.
July 2012: The Partnership has been successful in CIHR’s latest operating grant competition. Three years of funding has been secured to investigate differences in workers’ compensation experiences by sex and gender.
June 2012: Partnership research published in PLoS ONE finds that older women are more prone to serious injury in the workplace. View the article, the media release, a blog post in the BC Medical Journal, an article in Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, or learn more about our work on serious injuries.