IWH president joins Veterans Affairs scientific advisory committee
Institute for Work & Health (IWH) President and Senior Scientist Dr. Cameron Mustard is a member of a new scientific advisory committee that will provide expert advice on specific veterans’ health issues to the Minister of Veterans Affairs. This was announced in late 2011. For more information, go to: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/department/press/viewrelease/1298.
IWH appoints interim scientific director
Dr. Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, a senior scientist at IWH, assumed the role of interim scientific director at the Institute on January 1, 2012. IWH Senior Scientist Dr. Ben Amick will support her in the role of associate scientific director.
IWH welcomes new scientist
Dr. Vicki Kristman joined IWH in January 2012 as an associate scientist. Kristman is also an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University and in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Mustard Fellowship accepting applications
IWH is now accepting applications for a two-year post-doctoral Mustard Fellowship in Work and Health, which aims to build capacity for studies exploring the relationship between work environments and health. The application deadline is May 11, 2012. Go to: www.iwh.on.ca/mustard-fellowship.
CARWH conference to feature IWH research
The biannual conference of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) is taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, June 1 to 2. Fifteen IWH scientists and staff will be presenting their work. Topics range from breakthrough change in occupational health and safety to alternative methods for reaching vulnerable workers. For more information, go to: www.carwh2012.com.
Source: At Work, Issue 68, Spring 2012: Institute for Work & Health, Toronto