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Return to work for older workers presentation

Posted on: November 10th, 2021 by Ellen MacEachen

Work and Qualitative Health Research lab student Pamela Hopwood presented “Illness, Injury and Disability for Older Workers: Perspectives of Return to Work Coordinators” at the International Federation on Ageing 15th Global Conference on Ageing “Rights Matter” November 12th, 2021. In this presentation, she explained challenges managing return to work (RTW) for older workers, such as co-morbid conditions, slower recovery times, and age-bias among employers. The presentation also explored how age-related beliefs and policies shape RTW and opportunity for older workers.



XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work – September 2021

Posted on: June 28th, 2021 by Ellen MacEachen

Canada will be hosting the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work from September 20-23, 2021.

 Dr. Ellen MacEachen will be speaking at the symposium, No injured workers left behind: Workers’ compensation and employment injury insurance schemes are essential part for better prevention and protection of workers.

We look forward to seeing you in September

XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work





International Collaboration

Posted on: October 15th, 2019 by Ellen MacEachen

October 2019

The Work and Qualitative Health Research lab hosted visiting academics and educational experts from Sweden October 7 -10 2019. This is the second visit for some of the guests, who partnered with Canadian colleagues, Drs. Ellen MacEachen and Phil Bigelow, to create an international online course.

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The course, What is Fair? International Perspectives on Equity in Work and Health provides students with opportunities to compare social security policies and social values while collaborating on projects with international peers. It was first offered in Winter, 2019 and will run again in January 2020. Current Master’s and Doctoral students at the University of Waterloo are eligible to take the course.

Thank you to Åsa Tjulin, John Selander, and Stig Vinberg from Mid-Sweden University, and Robert Larsson from Mälardalen University for joining our lab meeting and sharing research interests and ideas.