Partnership news

EPICOH 2016 Conference

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.

Chronic conditions, absenteeism, and associated costs in Canada

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.

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

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.

Partnership funding renewed

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!

COR evaluation findings video card

June 2016: The Institute for Work and Health has summarized our findings from the COR evaluation in a video card. Learn more about COR.

Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy: Annual Forum

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.

WorkSafeBC Research Training Award

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

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