September 2016: Partnership Co-director Chris McLeod and Research Manager Suhail Marino are at EPICOH 2016, the 25th Annual Epidemiology in Occupational Health Conference, September 4-7, to present on comparative analyses of work disability duration, leading indicators of health and safety performance, data access and linkage, and differences in disability duration between immigrant and Canadian-born workers.
September 2016: Partnership postdoctoral fellow Wei Zhang measured the relationship between chronic diseases and work absenteeism and calculated associated costs, finding that mood disorders and back problems are associated with substantial work productivity loss. Read more in the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health or in a summary from SPPH.
July 2016: PWHS Co-Director Mieke Koehoorn and Associate Professor John Calvert (Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University) are seeking Expressions of Interest for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP). The funded postdoctoral position will be located at Simon Fraser University and will focus on the Canadian work disability policy system.
July 2016: Mieke Koehoorn will give a webinar on gender, sex, and work disability outcomes July 13, 11am PDT, sponsored by the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability. Register
June 2016: Partnership co-directors Mieke Koehoorn and Chris McLeod and PhD student Andrea Jones are at PREMUS 2016 June 20-23 to present on gender and other factors affecting return to work and surgical decision making after work-related musculoskeletal injury.
June 2016: We are pleased to announce that our Partnership funding agreement with WorkSafeBC has been renewed for another 5 year term at $1.54 million. Looking forward to continuing this productive partnership!
June 2016: Mieke Koehoorn quoted in excellent Vancouver Sun Fathers Day article by Douglas Todd on workforce gender segregation & risk of serious injury & death borne by men.
June 2016: The CRWDP is holding their annual forum June 8 in Vancouver, co-hosted by our Co-Director Mieke Koehoorn. This is an opportunity for researchers, trainees, and members of the public to learn about the CRWDP and to provide input on BC’s research directions and activities.
June 2016: Partnership MSc student Kelvin Choi is the recipient of a WorkSafeBC Research Training Award for his thesis work on workplace violence. More about our work in this area