Partnership news

Coming to Canada: Novel study sheds light on immigration status and workplace health

February 2017: Niloufar Saffari’s MSc thesis work on return to work after injury for immigrant workers is featured in WorkSafeBC’s e-Newsletter Insight. Read the story here.

Working with stakeholders to use evidence to inform policy

January 2017: Our Co-Director Chris McLeod is in Ottawa and Montreal this month presenting our work to stakeholders at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on Jan. 26 and Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail on Jan. 27. More

Congrats to UBC November graduates

November 25, 2016: PWHS student Niloufar Saffari graduated from UBC today after successfully defending her MSc thesis in August.

WorkSafeBC launches asbestos campaign

November 2016: WorkSafeBC has launched an asbestos awareness campaign for homeowners. Find out how to know if you have asbestos in your home, and how to safely deal with it during renovations.

IWH Plenary: Return to work not a single event

November 2016: Chris McLeod will give a plenary talk at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto on Nov. 15.

Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference

October 2016: Partnership Co-director Mieke Koehoorn, Research Manager Billy Quirke, postdoctoral fellows Robert Macpherson and Wei Zhang, and PhD student Amy Hall are attending CARWH 2016, Oct. 16-18, in Toronto, Ontario, to present on interprovincial, gender, and immigration-related differences in disability duration after work injury, gender differences in return to work trajectories, effects of chronic disease on work productivity loss, and opportunities for intervention in shiftwork practices.

New funds to extend COR evaluation

October 2016: WorkSafeBC has provided funds to assess and develop the BC Construction Safety Alliance’s Occupational Health and Safety Certificate of Recognition (COR) audit database, in preparation for a future investigation of the effect of the COR program on firm injury claim rates. The Alberta Ministry of Labour has awarded funds to evaluate the effect of COR on firm-level injury rates in Alberta through the OHS Futures Research Funding Program. More about our COR evaluation

WDPI 2016 conference

September 2016: Co-director Chris McLeod is presenting work on return-to-work trajectories at the Work Disability Prevention and Integration Conference in Amsterdam, on Sept. 26. Comparative policy research we are involved in is also being presented by our colleague Alex Collie of Monash University in Melbourne. More about our work in this area

WAHE 2016 conference

September 2016: Co-director Chris McLeod and our former visiting professor Ute Bultmann are giving a session on methods for analyzing working life trajectories at the Work, Age, Health and Employment Conference at the University of Wuppertal in Germany, on Sept. 20. Read the related article.

Mustard Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Work & Health

September 2016: The Institute for Work & Health is accepting applications until Nov. 18, 2016. The Fellowship supports the development of outstanding new researchers in the field of work and health.

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