ErgoLab Vibration Research Highlighted in Young Innovators Series

ErgoLab Vibration Research Highlighted in Young Innovators Series

Lab Director Catherine Trask and recent master's graduate Xiaoke Zeng study impact of vibrations among Saskatchewan farmers. Study findings highlighted by U of S Young Innovators Series!

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Congratulations to Adriana for presenting at Canadian Student Health Research Forum

Congratulations to Adriana for presenting at Canadian Student Health Research Forum

Adriana Angarita Fonseca, Ph.D. student under the supervision of Catherine Trask and Brenna Bath, was nominated as being within the top 5% of doctoral students for participation in the CIHR National Research Poster Competition at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum, June 7, Winnipeg, MB.

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Behzad Bashiri wins COMGRAD Postdoctoral Award!

Behzad Bashiri wins COMGRAD Postdoctoral Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Behzad Bashiri, winner of University of Saskatchewan's College of Medicine Postdoctoral Award!

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Xiaoke Zeng is starting a Ph.D. in Occupational and Environmental Health

Xiaoke Zeng is starting a Ph.D. in Occupational and Environmental Health

Congratulations to Xiaoke Zeng, accepting a Doctoral (Ph.D.) position in the field of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Toronto.

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Ergo Lab Publications

ErgoLab is Starting off Spring 2017 with Publications

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Lia Tennant wins NSERC CGS-D Award!

Lia Tennant wins NSERC CGS-D Award!

Congratulations to Liana Tennant, recipient of the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGS–D).

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Veterinary Conference Video:Musculoskeletal Disorders in Veterinary Medicine

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.

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Ergo Lab project highlighted by partners in swine industry newsletter

Research partner Prairie Swine Centre has just published an article for the swine industry describing our ongoing collaborations.

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Dr. Brenna Bath CBC Radio Interview

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.

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Adriana Angarita Fonseca wins COMGRAD Award!

Adriana Angarita Fonseca wins COMGRAD Award!

Congratulations to Adriana Angarita Fonseca, winner of the University of Saskatchewan's College of Medicine Graduate Award.

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Congratulations on a successful defence!

Congratulations on a successful defence!

Congratulations to Benedicta Asante on completion of a successful defence on November 9.

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ERGOLAB AT SEA!

ERGOLAB AT SEA!

The 16th Annual Fall Symposium & Workshop, “Epidemiology for understanding our changing world,” of the Saskatchewan Epidemiology Association (SEA) was successfully held on November 2nd and 3rd, 2016 at Marquis Hall, University of Saskatchewan.

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CCHSA and Ergolab members present research at a national Statistics Canada conference

CCHSA and Ergolab members present research at a national Statistics Canada conference

The Canadian Research Data Centre Network National Conference (CRDCN) was recently held on October 31st -November 1 in Saskatoon, SK.

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CCHSA Research on TV: Dementia Care and Back Research

CCHSA Research on TV: Dementia Care and Back Research

CCHSA research was featured on CTV's Farmgate program this week.

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Shaking All Over

Shaking All Over

Newly published research from the ErgoLab Team quantifies vibration from farm machinery on the Canadian prairies.

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Best Research Paper Award at the School of Physical Therapy's Grad Banquet

Best Research Paper Award at the School of Physical Therapy's Grad Banquet

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)

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ErgoLab goes to CARWH!

ErgoLab goes to CARWH!

The 9th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH), was successfully held on October 16-18, 2016 at the Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ontario.

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Whole Body Vibration in Bus Drivers

Our colleagues in the US have reported some interesting results on whole body vibration in bus drivers, check it out!

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WHO Prioritizes Musculoskeletal Research

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.

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Data collection for the Needle-less Injector Study Completed!

Data collection for the Needle-less Injector Study Completed!

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.

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Congratulations to Cindy Feng and Catherine Trask on funded Mitacs Grant!

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".

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Data Collection Underway in the Swine Barn

Data Collection Underway in the Swine Barn

Evaluating use of Needle-less injectors in swine production

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Congratulations to Xiaoke Zeng on a successful Master's defense!

Congratulations to Xiaoke Zeng on a successful Master's defense!

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.

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Congratulations to Dr. Marcus Yung

2016 recipient of Saskatchewan Foundation for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship award

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Farewell to Dr. Aaron Kociolek

Farewell to Dr. Aaron Kociolek

Congratulations and we will miss you, Aaron!

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Ergonomics Lab Open House a Success!

Ergonomics Lab Open House a Success!

The open house celebrated the new ergonomics lab and our upcoming projects looking at occupational health among Saskatchewan's workers.

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Congratulations to the Vibration & Fatigue Study Team!

Congratulations to the Vibration & Fatigue Study Team!

The Ergonomics Team has been awarded a Research Grant from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine Research Award (COMRAD) Competition.

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Join us on the Lab Open House Day

Join us on the Lab Open House Day

Join us for snacks, demonstrations, and a tour of our facilities.

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Ergonomics Lab website is launched

Ergonomics Lab website is launched

After nearly 2 years of preparation, the ergonomics lab is fully functional and we now have a website to match!

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