The Dispatch: May 2020

The May issue of The Dispatch is now available. In this issue: - a mental heath webinar - successful grants - new research on: musculoskeletal injuries, decon methods, job stress, physical training To read newsletter: click here To view newsletter Read More

Dr. Kathryn Sinden awarded a CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant

Congratulations to Drs. Kathryn Sinden (Principal Investigator, Lakehead University) and Joy MacDermid (Co-Investigator, Western University) for receiving funding for the project, Protecting those who protect us: An evaluation and synthesis of resources deployed to support firefighter mental health during COVID-19, Read More

Dr. Michael Williams-Bell awarded NSERC CCSIF grant

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Williams-Bell (Durham College) for receiving a 3-year grant for the project: Enriching firefighter training through the development of a novel virtual reality training simulation for personalized, precision skill and resilience training. This study is funded by Read More

The Dispatch: April 2020

The April issue of The Dispatch is now available. In this issue: – grants and awards – research on toxic exposures, sleep disturbance, work-related stress To read newsletter: click here To view newsletter archive: click here Subscribe to The Dispatch Read More

Goris Nazari awarded a CIHR Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Goris Nazari for receiving a CIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award! His PhD and supplemental work (Western University, PhD supervisor: Dr. Joy MacDermid) focused on firefighter physical and mental health. Goris' post-doc project, Understanding patterns of healthcare utilization of Canadian Read More

CIHR Team Grants Awarded to Drs. Heidi Cramm and Nick Carleton

Congratulations to Drs. Heidi Cramm (Queen's University) and Nick Carleton (University of Regina) for receiving 3-year CIHR Mental Wellness in Public Safety Team Grants for their projects: Focusing on the family: Enhancing mental wellness in public safety personnel families Principal Read More

Dr. Joy MacDermid named Distinguished University Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Joy MacDermid, FIREWELL Scientific Director, for receiving the Distinguished University Professor (DUP) Award from Western University. The prestigious DUP award recognizes the most outstanding members of the University community who have sustained excellence in teaching, research, and Read More

The Dispatch: March 2020

The March issue of The Dispatch is now available. In this issue: – FIREWELL's new webpage on COVID-19 resources – a new study on exercise and training injuries – mental health and toxic exposures To read newsletter: click here To Read More

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