Partnership news

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.

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.

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