FIREWELL members present at Fire-Rescue Canada

FIREWELL Researchers, Drs. Kathryn Sinden (Lakehead University) and Amanda Brazil (Centre for Health and Community Research, PEI), and Joy MacDermid (Western University) are presenting at Fire-Rescue Canada 2019 on September 14-15, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Sinden is co-presenting with Read More

Sara Sayed successfully defends MSc thesis

Congratulations to Sara Sayed, (Lakehead University, Supervisor: Dr. Kathryn Sinden), on the successful defence of her Master's thesis: Exposure to work-related physical and psychological load in career firefighters at three timepoints over one year. This study was done in collaboration Read More

FIREWELL members present at PREMUS 2019 (Bologna, Italy)

FIREWELL members, Drs. Joy MacDermid (Western University), Kathryn Sinden (Lakehead University), and Susan Stock (University of Montreal) are presenting a symposium on "Musculoskeletal Injuries Amongst Firefighters" at the 10th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS) Read More

The Dispatch: August 2019

The August issue of The Dispatch is now available. In this issue: - Member achievements - a new study opportunity for volunteer firefighters in Nova Scotia - firefighter research on task performance, mental health, toxic exposures, heart disease risk factors Read More

Dr. Amanda Brazil appointed as a Research Scientist at CHCR

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Brazil for her new appointment as a Research Scientist at the University of Prince Edward Island's Centre for Health and Community Research (CHCR). "The CHCR specializes in innovative research which supports the healthcare and biotech industries Read More

Dr. Joy MacDermid awarded a CIHR Foundation Grant

FIREWELL Director, Dr. Joy MacDermid (Western University), was awarded a CIHR Foundation grant for her research program: Innovations in Assessment and Management of Musculoskeletal Injury, Pain and Arthritis. This program will engage patients, firefighters, health care providers, engineers and scientists Read More

The Dispatch: July 2019

The July issue of The Dispatch is now available. In this issue: -Research opportunities; exercise and training injuries, mental health, cancer research. To read newsletter: click here To view newsletter archive: click here Subscribe to The Dispatch below to stay Read More

Robin Campbell launches Sound the Siren

Robin Campbell (PhD candidate, Dalhousie University) recently launched a new website: "Sound the Siren is an opportunity to shed light on the mental health needs of volunteer firefighters and showcase the work I am doing on this during my PhD." Read More

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