IWH Updates - Fall 2020

Published: November 24, 2020

IWH scientist recognized by pain society

Institute for Work & Health (IWH) Scientist Dr. Andrea Furlan received the Pain Excellence Award, given out yearly by the Pain Society of Alberta. The award, announced at the society’s virtual conference in October, recognizes health-care providers who exemplify excellence in their clinical or academic practices. In awarding Furlan, the society cited her “positive impact towards patient care and delivery.” For more on Furlan’s work, see her bio page at: www.iwh.on.ca/ people/andrea-furlan

IWH research associate wins presentation award

Kathleen Dobson, IWH research associate and PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, was given an award for a presentation she gave at the 2020 Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology Scientific Symposium in October. Dobson received the Roger Bland Award for Best Oral Presentation by a Trainee for her presentation on her doctoral research on depression and employment earnings among working-aged Canadians. To see her bio, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/people/kathleen-dobson

Institute welcomes three new adjunct scientists

Three work and health researchers and frequent collaborators on Institute projects have been named IWH adjunct scientists. They are: Dr. Lisa Engel, a registered occupational therapist and an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Manitoba; Dr. Rebecca Gewurtz, an occupational therapist and associate professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University; and Dr. Mahée Gilbert-Ouimet, an associate professor of population health in the Department of Health Sciences at the Université du Québec à Rimouski. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Sex and Gender in Occupational Health. For more about their research interests, see their bios at: www.iwh.on.ca/adjunct-scientists