9:15 am - 10:30 am: Session I: Preparing for a Career in Academia, Government, or Industry
Panelists working in academia, government, and industry will discuss their personal OHS career trajectories and share their best career preparation tips (question and answer period to follow).
Guest speakers: Tracy Kirkham (University of Toronto), Catherine Trask (University of Saskatchewan), Brendan Smith (Public Health Ontario), Alice Peter (Cancer Care Ontario), Eugene Wen (Manulife; formerly Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board), Tyler Amell (Morneau Shepell), Minh Do (Public Health Agency of Canada)
10:30 am - 10:45 am: Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm: Session II: Communicating for Impact
This session will explore how to communicate research plans and results in ways that resonate with the intended audience and inspire impact. Participants will look at objectives for their own research, identify the appropriate audience, and develop a strategy for engaging that audience effectively.
Guest Speaker: Alison Palmer, CAREX Canada
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Session III: Pitching Your Ideas | Part A: Scholarships and Research Grants
The short-but-sweet scientific summary is an integral part of selling a research proposal or scholarship. This session will discuss strategies for writing simple yet compelling scientific summaries, after which participants will be guided through hands-on review exercises.
Guest Speaker: Kay Teschke, University of British Columbia
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm: Break
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm: Session IV: Pitching Your Ideas | Part B: Workplace Health and Safety
Various aspects of OHS research require communication with "the real world". This session will address topics such as developing meaningful research questions with stakeholder input, identifying appropriate communication channels, and conducting research in the workplace.
Guest Speakers: Eugene Wen (Manulife; formerly Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board), John Oudyk (Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers), Andrew King (United Steelworkers [Retired]) , Terri Aversa (OPSEU)
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