Published: August 25, 2021

Mustard post-doc fellow named IWH associate scientist

Dr. Faraz Vahid Shahidi has been appointed an associate scientist at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). Shahidi recently completed the Mustard post-doctoral fellowship in work and health at the Institute. He holds a PhD in social and behavioural health sciences from the University of Toronto and an MPhil in comparative social policy from the University of Oxford. To see Shahidi’s bio, go to: 

IWH research associate awarded Health System Impact Fellowship

IWH Research Associate Sara Lacarte has been awarded a Health System Impact Fellowship by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (HSIF). Lacarte has been working with IWH Senior Scientist Dr. Emile Tompa at the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP). As an HSIF fellow, Lacarte will be embedded at the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) in support of its work with the Public Health Agency of Canada to create a comprehensive national autism strategy. With the support of CRWDP, Lacarte will conduct research to identify key gaps in services for persons with autism in obtaining and sustaining employment. Her study is aimed at developing policy recommendations on improvements in vocational supports and community structures across Canada. To see her bio, go to: 

XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work launches in less than a month

Don’t miss your chance to join leading experts and decision-makers in occupational health and safety (OHS) as they discuss the most important topics and trends affecting workers and workplaces now and in the future. Sign up now for the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, taking place virtually September 20-23. IWH is a national co-host of the Congress. For more information and sign up, go to: