Bancroft Institute -Science & Politics of Work Disability Prevention

| Friends House

Cover of Science and Politics of Work Disability PreventionOn November 29th, The Bancroft Institute for Studies on Workers’ Compensation and Work Injury is pleased to present a morning session with Professor Ellen MacEachen, Co-Director, Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy, to discuss her new edited collection The Science and Politics of Work Disability Prevention.

The event, to take place at Friends House in Toronto, will also include presentations from other academics, advocates, and injured workers with lived experience of the issues.

Registration is now open – There is a suggested donation of $10, payable when you register online or when you arrive at the event. There is no charge for unwaged or underemployed attendees. Drinks and light snacks will be available.

9:30  Welcome & Introduction
9:45  Keynote: Ellen MacEachen (Editor, The Science and Politics of Work Disability Prevention, Routledge, 2018)
10:15  Kari-Pekka Martimo (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
10:35  Audience Q&A
10:50  Break
11:00  Panel: Injured Workers’ Experience – What Works to Get Back to Work? (Sang-Hun Mun (Community Organizer, IAVGO Community Legal Clinic); Joe Doweall (VP and Government Affairs Representative, International Union of Operating Engineers); Kier Munn (Lawyer, Office of the Worker Advisor); Ashley Soza Pilkington (Nurse)
11:30  Respondent Panel: Communities’ Perspectives – Building on What Works (Victoria Mummery (Rehabilitation Nurse, Independant Consultant); Debbie Coulson (International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793); Rebecca Gewurtz (School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University); Steve Mantis (Chair, Research Action Committee, Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups)
12:30 Audience Q&A
1:00 adjourn