New CIHR Chairs In Gender, Work and Health

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The Canadian Instititutes of Health Research (CIHR) have awarded nine new research chairs in Gender, Work and Health. The Gender, Work and Health Chair opportunity was launched by the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail.

The specific objectives of the Gender, Work and Health Chair Program are:

  • To support leading researchers to develop their programs of research in gender, work and health.
  • To build capacity for research on work and health that accounts for gender and sex.
  • To foster the translation of that research into gender- and sex-sensitive policies and interventions that improve workers' health.

The overall value of this investment is $7.2 million, with each chair valued at $800,000 over five years. A unique feature of this Chair Program is a knowledge translation (KT) partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), a not-for-profit federal department corporation mandated to promote the total well-being of working Canadians. CCOHS will be the official KT Partner for the Gender, Work and Health Chairs. Using web-based technology and their extensive network, CCOHS will expand the reach and impact of the Chairs’ work.

Read full list of awardees and their project abstracts.