Published: September 25, 2023

New award for early career researchers launched

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has launched the Cameron Mustard Early Career Accelerator Award. Named after a former president and senior scientist at IWH, this award is set up to honour Mustard’s commitment to mentoring future generations of work and health researchers and to strengthening the work and health research ecosystem. For details about this and other research awards, go to:

Institute names new associate scientific director

IWH Scientist Dr. Arif Jetha has been named the Institute’s new associate scientific director, effective September 1. In his new role, he works with the scientific director to ensure the standards of scientific evidence are maintained at IWH and that the scientific objectives set out in the IWH 2023-2027 Strategic Plan are fulfilled. The role also entails Jetha playing an active role in providing mentorship to IWH scientific staff, particularly those early in their careers, as well as post-doctoral, doctoral and masters students. To see Jetha’s bio page, go to:

IWH associate scientists promoted to scientists

Two IWH associate scientists were promoted to scientists in July 2023. Dr. Avi Biswas and Dr. Nancy Carnide received their promotion after two members of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee reviewed dossiers outlining their research activities as associate scientists, as well as their future plans as IWH scientists. In each case the recommendation was unanimously positive. To see the two scientists’ bio pages, go to: