IWH Update

IWH welcomes new Board chair

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is pleased to announce that Kevin Wilson is the new chair of the Institute’s Board of Directors. Wilson is the former assistant deputy minister of policy and dispute resolution services at the Ontario Ministry of Labour. He succeeds Jerry Garcia, who served as chair since September 2013.

Surveying OHS practitioners, advocates and others on communication preferences

IWH wants to hear from you and other practitioners, advocates and stakeholders in the field of occupational health and safety (OHS) about your preferences and practices for receiving OHS information. IWH’s knowledge transfer and exchange team is conducting a survey to find out what forms of communication work best for getting information about research findings, tools and products into the hands of stakeholders. Where do you like to learn about new information: websites, e-mail, social media? What formats do you prefer: newsletters, one-page summaries, infographics? Please let us know. The short survey—it only takes five minutes to complete—is open until May 22, 2015. To access it, go to: http://bit.ly/19VDamQ.

Summer Program on Aging 2015 builds research capacity on aging workforce issues

In partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s Institute of Aging (IA), Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) and Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), IWH is hosting an advanced training program on health, wellness and the participation of older adults in the world of work. This is the focus of a new large-scale CIHR strategic initiative on work and health and is an area in which building the future community of scientists is a strong priority. The program will be held June 1-5 in Toronto.

Source: At Work, Issue 80, Spring 2015: Institute for Work & Health, Toronto