Upcoming event: celebrating the work of Joan Eakin

An afternoon panel session and reception will be held Oct. 16th, 2014 at Hart House, University of Toronto in recognition of the work of the recently retired Professor of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health , Director of the Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research and Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. [see registration details (deadline Oct. 9) and program].

A leading participant in the Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury project, Dr Eakin shared her findings not only in academic publications but through community forums for injured workers and the theatre project “Easy Money”. Easy Money posterBased on her research into injured workers’ experiences navigating the compensation system, this satirical play, written and directed by Kate Lushington, has been frequently performed by the Injured Workers Theatre Collective since its debut at the 2005 Mayworks Festival.

Selected publications from a body of work that has contributed to workers’ compensation policy discussion and a deeper understanding of how the system impacts real lives: