Published: November 8, 2018

IWH’s Dr. Peter Smith named to executive team

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH)’s Senior Scientist Dr. Peter Smith joined the executive committee in August. Smith was named an associate scientific director, sharing the role with Associate Scientific Director and Senior Scientist Dr. Monique Gignac. Together, they are responsible for managing the scientific excellence of IWH, and aligning the research priorities and commitments of IWH to contribute to the research needs of stakeholders. To learn more about the full IWH executive team, go to:

Announcing 2018/19 Syme fellows

Two early-career researchers have been awarded the 2018/2019 Leonard Syme Training Fellowships in Work & Health. Congratulations to Corey McAuliffe, PhD candidate in social and behavioural health sciences at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Julia Goyal, PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo’s School of Public Health and Health Systems. To learn more about the Institute’s fellowships, go to:

Conference to review strategy on improving work opportunities for people with disabilities 

Registration is now open for Disability and Work in Canada 2018, a national conference being co-hosted by the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP) in Ottawa, December 4 and 5. Since the first Disability and Work Conference was held in November 2017, efforts have been underway to develop a vision and strategy for increasing the employment of people with disabilities. The conference aims to obtain feedback on a draft strategy and to achieve broad consensus on key elements of that strategy. CRWDP is a seven-year pan-Canada research initiative housed at IWH. For more information, go to: