IWH Updates - Summer 2019

Published: July 30, 2019

IWH’s Dr. Arif Jetha receives federal grant for innovative research

Institute for Work & Health (IWH) Scientist Dr. Arif Jetha has been awarded a grant from the New Frontiers in Research Fund. The grant, sponsored by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), will support a new project examining the future of work and how the changing labour market may impact young people with disabilities. The New Frontiers in Research Fund supports high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research projects that use different perspectives to solve existing problems. For more about the project, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/projects/future-proofing-young-canadians-with-disabilities-for-changing-labour-market.

New project to examine financial incentives to encourage the hiring of people with disabilities

When and how do financial incentives work to encourage the hiring of people with disabilities? Despite polarized views about wage subsidies and similar types of supports, the research on the effectiveness of these policy instruments is surprisingly scarce. In a new research project funded by SSHRC, a team co-led by IWH Senior Scientist Dr. Emile Tompa and McMaster University’s Dr. Rebecca Gewurtz aims to produce guidelines and resources on best use of financial incentives. For more on the project, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/media-room/news-releases/2019-jun-27.

Call for abstracts for World Congress 2020 soon to come

On September 15, 2019, the call for abstracts for the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work will open. Abstracts aligned to Congress theme and topics can be submitted in English or French through to December 15, 2019. The World Congress is being co-hosted by IWH and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) on October 4-7, 2020, in Toronto. For more about this event, go to: www.safety2020canada.com.