IWH Updates - Spring 2018

Published: April 30, 2018

Institute for Work & Health welcomes new board member

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) extends a warm welcome to its newest board member, Dr. Andréane Chénier. Chénier is a national representative specializing in health and safety for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). She brings a public-sector worker perspective as a representative on many committees, including the Ministry of Labour’s Prevention Council. Chénier replaces Lisa McCaskell, who recently stepped down from the board. The Institute thanks McCaskell for her many years of service and her considered guidance as a member of the board since 2010 and vice-chair since 2013. For more about the board of directors, please go to: www.iwh.on.ca/board-of-directors

IWH 2018 Activity Plan available online

Interested in learning of the Institute’s activities in the year ahead? IWH research projects and knowledge transfer activities are all set out in its annual Activity Plan, available for download on IWH’s website. To find it, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/corporate-reports. A searchable directory of current and recently completed projects can also be found at: www.iwh.on.ca/projects.

Institute now accepting applications for Syme fellowships

The Institute is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 S. Leonard Syme Training Fellowships in Work & Health. The fellowships are for early-career researchers at the master’s or doctoral level intending to study work and health. Typically, the Institute awards three fellowships of $5,000 in each competition, although it occasionally awards one major fellowship of up to $15,000. The deadline for applications is June 8. Learn more and apply at: www.iwh.on.ca/opportunities/syme-fellowship.