September 2014: Partnership co-lead Chris McLeod will speak at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands on Sept. 24. His talk is entitled “Using research to inform policy and practice: an example of an university-disability insurer partnership from British Columbia, Canada”.
July 2014: We are excited that Partnership co-lead Chris McLeod’s CIHR Operating Grant on comparative effectiveness of disability management and return to work policies and practices across jurisdictions in Canada, New Zealand and Australia has been funded.
July 2014: The AREA Fund’s 2014 Walk for Truth was a sunny success this year. Photos of the day.
June 2014: Partnership co-lead Chris McLeod and PhD student Kim McLeod will present at the 24th International Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) Conference, June 24-27 in Chicago. Their presentations will be posted here shortly.
June 2014: Excellent 7-part interactive series covering historic and current exposure risk, mesothelioma, mining, and provincial, national, and international policy.
June 2014: The Partnership is recruiting long-term care homes to participate in a survey about health and safety practices.
May 2014: The Asbestos-related Research, Education and Advocacy Fund (AREA Fund) is hosting the Walk for Truth on July 12 in Powell River, BC, to raise awareness of asbestos-related disease. Registration is now open.
April 2014: WorkSafeBC, the BC Federation of Labour, and the Business Council of BC co-host a public ceremony on Monday, April 28 to honour those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases.