November EPID Talks

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST
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Event Contact Name: 
Madison Maki
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Registration for our November EPID Talks is now open! Listen in, learn, and ask questions about research on enhancing the prevention of injury and disability in the workplace. 

Please see the poster below for more information. Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Injury Prevention Workshop

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 11:00am to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Oliver Community Centre

Please see below for details

National Day of Mourning: Remembering those killed or injured in the workplace.

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 5:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
see poster

You are invited to join us on Thursday April 28th at 5:30 PM to remember those workers and families who have lost a loved one to injury or disease.  Thousands of workers die every year in Canada - mostly from exposure to toxic substances - including COVID 19.  Most of  these deaths are not recognized by our Workers Compensation Boards.  We encourage you to stand up and be counted to prevent further injuries, diseases and deaths in the workplace


Event Date: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 12:30pm EST
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January 2022 EPID Talks:

12:30-1:00pm EPID@Work Research Institute: Development & Evolution of a Research Institute. Dr. Vicki Kristman (Director, EPID@Work; Faculty of Health Sciences, Lakehead University).

1:10 – 2:00pm: Ad Hominem Attacks: An Old Trick to Discredit Inconvenient Research. Professor Pierre Cote, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University, Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, Director, Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

2:00-2:30pm: Conducting Research among Rural-Based Population (Immigrants and Refugees): Lessons and Challenges. Dr. Manal Alzghoul, (School of Nursing, Lakehead University).


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September EPID Talks

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
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September EPID Talks Speaker's Schedule

12:00-12:20pm: Virtual Work From Home and Mental Health: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review. Ms. Kara Polson MHSc (Lakehead University), Research Assistant, EPID@Work Research Institute.


12:30-12:50pm: Gender dynamics in the skilled trades: experiences and perceptions of tradeswomen employed in Alberta and British Columbia. Ms. Dana Korten, MPH (Lakehead University), Research Assistant, EPID@Work Research Institute.


1:00-1:20pm: The Meaning of Work from an Indigenous Perspective. Dr. Robyn O’Loughlin, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, EPID@Work Research Institute.


Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Canada's National Day of Mourning for Injured and Killed Workers - Ceremony

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 7:00pm EDT
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Every year thousands of people gather around the world on April 28th to observe the National Day of Mourning.

The purpose of Day of Mourning is twofold – to remember and honour those lives lost or injured because of their work and to renew the commitment to prevent further deaths, injuries and diseases by improving health and safety in the workplace.  Covid 19 has ravaged workplaces and has resulted in the death and illness of thousands of workers and this years ceremony is particularly pertinent for all those affected by the pandemic.

The Thunder Bay & District Labour Council, the Thunder Bay & District Injured Workers Support Group and the Workers Health and Safety Centre are once again holding their National Day of Mourning Ceremony via Zoom.

The Day of Mourning Ceremony will be held next Wednesday April 28th at 7:00 pm and we invite you to join us in this ceremony by clicking on the link below.  I have attached a poster for the event and encourage you to pass on this invitation to your contacts.
If you can’t join in at 7 PM, take some time out to reflect and renew our work together for safer workplaces.  You may also want to light a candle and place it in a window so others can see it as well.
Meeting ID: 807 766 7154