Dr. Kim Cullen and Emma Irvin-Dr. Kim Cullen, Associate Scientist, Institute for Work and Health, Emma Irvin, Director, Research Operations, Institute for Work and Health
A recent systematic review of the scientific literature suggests that to effectively help injured and ill workers return to their jobs, workplaces should offer different kinds of help that simultaneously aim to improve worker health, coordinate RTW.
Graham Lowe -President, The Graham Lowe Group Inc.
Successful leaders have the capacity to thrive in the face of adversity and feel confident, optimistic and hopeful about the future. These traits – which can be learned – contribute to leaders' personal well-being, and a more successful organization.
Julia Kaisla - Canadian Mental Health Association – British Columbia
Julia discusses the benefits of having a Workplace Peer Support Program and the steps you can take io implement one
William S. Shaw, Ph.D - Senior Research Scientist, Center for Disability Research
Dr. Shaw shares highlights from recent research on the most effective policies and practices for preventing disability in the workplace.
Janet Parsons PhD, MScm, PT, BSc, BA - Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Dr. Janet Parsons discusses research on the importance and effectiveness of using drawings for health and safety messages to assist immigrant workers in staying safe. In collaboration with Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation
Juliann C. Scholl, PhD, James Grosch, and Bermang Ortiz - National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NCPAW)
This webinar will advance the concept of productive aging and present evidence-based methods for facilitating an age-friendly workplace.
Kelly Williams-Whitt, PhD - Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Lethbridge
Dr. Williams-Whitt discusses the current state of research on workplace interventions that affect job demands and control and how they impact absenteeism, productivity, and financial outcomes.
Åsa Tjulin-Senior Lecturer, School of Health, Care, and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University
In this webinar, we will discuss research on workers' expectations upon return to work and stategies for touching base with workplaces while on long-term sickness absence.
Nora Spinks-CEO, Vanier Institute of Family
Ms. Spinks will discuss how organizations are responding in order to keep their employees productive at work and engaged while they fulfill their caregiving responsibilities at home.
Shelly Campo, PhD-Director of Outreach, Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa
Dr. Campo will look at research about programs that expand the traditional focus of occupational safety and health from protecting workers from work-specific safety and health hazards to include the promotion of health and well-being.
Agnieszka Kosny, PhD-Scientist, Institute for Work & Health
Dr. Agnieszka Kosny will discuss current research about the role that healthcare providers play in return to work after an injury and how to improve communication to improve outcomes.
Mieke Koehoorn, PhD-Professor and Head, Occupational and Environmental Health Division, University of British Columbia
Gender and sex can have an impact on the outcomes of workplace disability. Dr. Mieke Koehoorn will discuss recent research on how gender and sex affect disability outcomes and will provide some practical steps for handling the differences.
June 8, 2016
Monique Gignac, PhD-Associate Scientific Director and a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health
Monique Gignac will discuss current research on understanding the interplay between accommodation and chronic diseases so employers can better retain older workers.
Sang D. Choi, PhD, CPE, CSP -Director, Center for Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Research, University of Wisconsin
In collaboration with Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation - Dr. Choi will review the literature on work-related musculoskeletal hazards and risks associated with handling overweight and obese patients.
Michael Rouse, PhD & Michelle Ashworth-Associate Professor, Strategy and Organization, Ivey Business School, Western University & Senior Specialist, Health & Wellness, Group Benefits, Sun Life Financial
Dr. Michael Rouse and Ms. Michelle Ashworth will discuss the key elements in effective workplace wellness programs.
Felicity Lamm PhD-Co-Director, Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research, Auckland University of Technology
This webinar explores the Pike River Coal Mine explosions as an example of the importance of Occupational Health and Safety compliance when working with independent contractors.
Glenn Pransky, MD, M.Occ. Health -Director, Center for Disability Research, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
Dr. Glenn Pransky will discuss current research on some of the essential competencies for success in the Return to Work Coordinator role.
Mary Stergiou-Kita-Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto
Drawing from her research and work experience as an occupational therapist, Dr. Stergiou-Kita will examine effective strategies for ensuring return to work success in complex populations.
Dwayne Van Eerd-Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health, Toronto
In this webinar, Dwayne van Eerd will discuss organizational facilitators necessary for effective Participatory Ergonomics programs.
Rob Gründemann, PhD-Professor, Research Centre for Social Innovation, HU UAS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dr. Gründemann will present some important factors concerning the sustainable employability of workers with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
Saskia Duijts, PhD-Senior Researcher, VU University Medical Center
Dr. Duijts will discuss current research into workers who return to work after cancer diagnosis and treatment. The research involves three elements: work, cancer, and the individual.
Heinrich Beukes-Specialist, HSE Management Systems, EPCOR
This two-part webinar will feature Heinrich Buekes, as he talks about the importance of a healthy workplace safety culture and a roadmap for building one.
Karin Maiwald, PhD-Owner, Work-Health Connexion Consulting
In this webinar Dr. Karin Maiwald presents a study into the managers’ (frontline managers, supervisors) experiences with return-to-work policy in a Canadian setting. This is published in a public-access article in WORK (Epub, open access).
Ken Craig, PhD-Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
Psychologist Ken Craig discusses how health professionals can understand other's experience of pain.
Michael Leiter, PhD-Professor, Centre for Organizational Research & Development, Acadia University
Dr. Leiter will identify some of the signs of burnout and provide practical strategies for banishing burnout in the workplace.
Emile Tompa, MBA, PhD and Ellen MacEachen, M.Sc., PhD-Co-Directors, Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy
Join Emile Tompa and Ellen MacEachen as they talk about the future of disability policy in Canada.
Doug Kube-Consultant, Sofina Foods
Doug Kube will provide strategies used by progressive companies to get people back to work.
Sharon Switzer-McIntyre, BPE, BScPT, MEd, PhD-Assistant Professor, Deptartment of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Dr. Switzer-McIntyre will discuss the impact of occupational disease on workers' ability to work and provide practical options to improve return to work outcomes.
Shannon Wagner, PhD-Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia
Dr. Wagner will talk about the legal rquirements around human rights and accommodation in relationship to workplace bullying and mental health issues
Izabela Z. Schultz, PhD R.Psych-Professor, Counselling Psychology Program, the University of British Columbia
Join us to learn evidence-based strategies.