Archives For: 2014


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Featured Research: The Sun at Work Project

The Sun at Work project will develop a nationally-applicable sun safety program for outdoor workers to help prevent skin cancer and heat illness…

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

The WSIB administers a compensation and insurance system for the employers and workers of Ontario.

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One sentence description of the project.

Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation Conference: Working Together to Respond to Mesothelioma

The OCRC is pleased to offer information on an external event: The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation (CMF) cordially invites you to attend the conference, “Working Together to Respond to Mesothelioma.”  The conference will provide opportunity for patients, families and others affected by mesothelioma to meet and strengthen their mutual support. It will also focus on issues …

ADAO highlights OCRC’s Occupational Lung Cancer Symposium

The Occupational Cancer Research Centre recently organized a symposium on occupational lung cancer that was held on Monday February 24, 2014. Linda Reinstein, President of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), gave a presentation entitled Lung Cancer Research: Beyond the Bench in the 21st Century. Read Linda’s synopsis of the day on the ADAO website. …

IARC World Cancer Report 2014 – Effective prevention measures urgently needed

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has published a report that describes many aspects of cancer research and control.

CAREX Canada joins Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences

CAREX Canada is a national surveillance program that is developing estimates of the number of Canadians exposed to carcinogens in workplace and community environments.  CAREX Canada recently moved to Simon Fraser University from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Paul Demers, OCRC Director, is also the Scientific Director of CAREX Canada, and there are many …

Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2014-2015

The Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) seminar series is supported by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease. Presentations from the 2014-2015 seminars are below. For upcoming seminars, please visit our events page.   2014-2015 Occupational and Environmental Health …

Canadian team working to identify the most important workplace carcinogens

An Ontario Cancer Fact describing the goals and methods of the Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada study.

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