Published: February 14, 2019

Two post-doc fellows join IWH scientist ranks

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Carnide, who was named an associate scientist at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) in January. Previously a post-doctoral fellow at IWH, Carnide was also the recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and a CIHR Strategic Training Fellowship in Work Disability Prevention. Her current research interests focus on substance use and mental health problems among working populations.

Congratulations as well to Dr. Aviroop Biswas, who will join the Institute as associate scientist in March, when he completes his two-year Mustard post-doctoral fellowship. Biswas holds a PhD in health services research at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He was a recipient of a doctoral research fellowship from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the University of Toronto’s Ted Goldberg Award for academic excellence and promise in health services research. For details about IWH scientists, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/scientists.

IWH’s eOfficeErgo available in French

On February 28, International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day, the Institute unveils the French version of eOfficeErgo, an evidence-based and standard-compliant online ergonomics training program designed for people who regularly use computers on the job. This version, which can be accessed via a web browser, was created with the support of l’Association paritaire pour la santé et la sécurité du travail du secteur affaires sociales (ASSTSAS). To access the free tool in French or in English, go to: www.iwh.on.ca/tools-and-guides/eofficeergo-ergonomics-e-learning-for-office-workers.

Watch for World Congress 2020 program and registration announcements

Hopefully you have already marked your calendar for the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, coming to Toronto on October 4-7, 2020. Keep an eye out for the first program announcement, which will be posted in March, when registration will also open. World Congress 2020 is being organized by the International Labour Organization and the International Social Security Association, in conjunction with the Canadian co-hosts, IWH and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. For more information on this international conference, and to sign up for updates, go to: www.safety2020canada.com.