Published: April 26, 2019

Long-time IWH senior scientist receives lifetime achievement award

Congratulations to Dr. Claire Bombardier for being recognized at The Arthritis Society’s March 2019 gala honouring Canada’s ‘trailblazing women in arthritis’. Bombardier was named the inaugural recipient of the lifetime achievement award and the society’s gala honouree at the special 70th anniversary event. Bombardier, a senior scientist and clinical research coordinator at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) from its inception to 2014, is currently an IWH adjunct scientist. She’s also the former co-editor at Cochrane Back and Neck (1995-2013), where she still serves on the group’s editorial board as a founding editor emeritus. For more details, go to her bio page:

IWH welcomes new member of Scientific Advisory Committee

The Institute welcomes Dr. Jack Dennerlein to its Scientific Advisory Committee, which provides guidance on Institute research activities. Dennerlein is professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences in Boston. For details about members of the Committee, go to:

Announcing new Mustard Fellow 2019/20

Congratulations to Faraz Vahid Shahidi, recipient of the 2019/20 Mustard Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Shahidi holds a PhD in social and behavioural health sciences from the University of Toronto (U of T). His research examined the effects of unemployment benefit programs on the health of jobless workers. He’s a past recipient of a Syme Fellowship from IWH, a Lupina Fellowship from U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs’ Comparative Program on Health and Society, and a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Strategic Training Fellowship in Public Health Policy. For information on IWH fellowships, go to: