Congratulations to Xiaoke Zeng, accepting a Doctoral (Ph.D.) position in the field of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Toronto.
In January, Dr. Catherine Trask presented at the 2017 Conference of the Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners in Saskatoon, Canada. They had a professional videographer at the conference, so presentations are available online.
Research partner Prairie Swine Centre has just published an article for the swine industry describing our ongoing collaborations.
Using teams and technology to improve access to health care for rural residents with chronic low back pain. Dr. Brenna Bath, School of Physical Therapy and Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, was recently interviewed on CBC radio about her research investigating the use of technology and health care teams to improve access to physical therapy care in underserved rural communities.
The Canadian Research Data Centre Network National Conference (CRDCN) was recently held on October 31st -November 1 in Saskatoon, SK.
CCHSA research was featured on CTV's Farmgate program this week.
Congratulations to Noelle r., Jason C., Lauren D., Bryna, Jessica for winning best research paper at the U of S School of PT's Grad banquet (supervised by Drs. Brenna Bath and Catherine Trask)
The World Health Organization's new action plan for Non-communicable diseases covers research priorities for clean air, mental health, and metabolic disorder. However, of particular interest to our lab and our collaborators is the stated importance of promoting Musculoskeletal health.
We are happy to announce that we have just concluded the data collection for the distal upper limb assessment of the Needle-less Injector Study! This process, which took place during summer at the Prairie Swine Centre, is integral to this study which aims to assess and compare the bio-mechanical work exposures as they relate to swine farm workers using three injection methods.
Dr.Cindy Feng of the School of Public Health and Ergo Lab Director Catherine Trask have partnered successfully with the WCB Saskatchewan on a grant entitled "Modeling fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries in Saskatchewan: identifying the leading risk factors".
On July 14, 2016, Ergo-Lab Student Xiaoke Zeng successfully defended her Master's thesis titled: Modeling Predictors of Whole body vibration Exposure among Saskatchewan Farmers: A Key Step in Low Back Disorder Prevention.
The Ergonomics Team has been awarded a Research Grant from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine Research Award (COMRAD) Competition.