Debates Room, Hart House
  • October 14, 2014 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Institute for Work & Health Scientist and DLSPH Epidemiology Professor, Dr. Peter Smith, will discuss his new five-year research program on how sex and gender shape risk of work injury, time off work after a work injury, and the relationship between the work environment and chronic illnesses.

“Women make up nearly half of labour force participants, yet much of what we know about the relationship between working conditions and health is based on measures developed for men and frameworks tested in male-dominated workplaces,” says Smith. "By engaging with leading occupational health and safety stakeholders throughout the research process, this new research knowledge will help shape the development of gender- and sex-sensitive policies and practices to improve the health of all working Canadians.”

The program is supported by the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Smith is one of nine research chairs in gender, work and health.

October 14, 2014  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Debates Room, Hart House

University of Toronto

7 Hart House Circle

Toronto, ON

Please RSVP by contacting Albana Canga at acanga@iwh.on.ca or 416.927.2027, ext. 2160.