Work and Health Research Lab

Conference season 2023

Posted on: June 20th, 2023 by Ellen MacEachen

Dr. Tauhid Hossain Khan recently presented work from his doctoral dissertation at The Qualitatives conference in Kelowna, B.C. held June 14 – 16, 2023. In his presentation, “Self-employment, Illness, and the social security system: A qualitative study of the experiences of self-employed workers in Ontario, Canada,” Dr. Khan discussed ill and injured workers’ challenges without social security support when they were self employed. Dr. Khan speaks at conference

Dr. Khan also recently presented at the Canadian Sociological Association conference held at York University in May, 2023. Congratulations on disseminating your work, Dr. Khan.

Two members of the lab also presented at the Immigration, Diversity of the Workforce, Precariousness and Vulnerabilities in OSH conference held June 12 – 14 in Montreal, Quebec. Pamela Hopwood (MSc.) presented her PhD thesis study protocol, focusing on Personal Support Workers who provide care as independent contractors working on digital platforms. Nicole Billias (BPH) presented a poster focused on a study about injured workers’ experiences with workers’ compensation. A paper about the research study is available here:

Billias, N., Maceachen, E., Sherifali, S., 2023. “I grabbed my stuff and walked out”: Precarious workers’ responses and next steps when faced with procedural unfairness during work injury and claims processes. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 33, 160–169. 



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