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Archives: Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance

May 15, 2024
CISWP executive director appointed to role at International Congress on Occupational Health

The executive director of Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) was appointed to an executive committee of...


March 27, 2024
Research institute offers expertise to enable teenager to pursue skilled trades

Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) answered the call to assist a local high school student interested...


March 27, 2024
CISWP receives funding to help make skilled trades work safer and more accessible for women

Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) has received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council...


December 21, 2023
Conestoga recognized as a top research college in Canada

Conestoga ranked 17 among Canada’s Top 50 research colleges in 2023....


November 9, 2023
Symposium highlights research and scholarship at Conestoga

More than 200 Conestoga employees representing all ten academic schools participated in the college’s Research and Scholarship Symposium on October...


August 24, 2023
CISWP researcher leads Canadian committee for development of international standards

A new standard for consumer incident investigation is in development through the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to assist organizations...


August 14, 2023
CISWP leads workforce training and skills project for Waterloo Region

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) at Conestoga College is collaborating with employers and community organizations in...


August 14, 2023
Partnership with Mawashi will address safety and productivity in skilled trades

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) at Conestoga College has partnered with Mawashi Science & Technology to...


August 7, 2023
CISWP research will address inclusive and accessible skilled trades employment

Through a research project funded by Accessibility Standards Canada, the Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) at Conestoga...


January 17, 2023
CISWP research and development project leads to publication of new national standard

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) at Conestoga College led a multi-year research and development project to...


October 28, 2022
Conestoga researcher presents at international disability management conference

Dr. Amin Yazdani, executive director, Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP), a research institute within Conestoga’s School of...


September 23, 2022
New micro-credential focuses on employee mental health and well-being

Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) and School of Business - Continuing Education have launched an exclusive...


July 26, 2022
Partnership will address safety and productivity in skilled trades

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) at Conestoga College has partnered with Hilti Canada to support the...


February 7, 2022
New standard focuses on work disability management for paramedics across Canada

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) at Conestoga, in collaboration with CSA Group, the Centre for Research...


October 12, 2021
Free guideline now available to paramedic services across Canada

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) at Conestoga has launched Addressing Operational Stress Injuries during Infectious Public...


September 7, 2021
Research report examines the impacts of working from home

Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) has released a report detailing results from its knowledge synthesis study...


July 12, 2021
Funding will address health and performance challenges in the construction industry

Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) has received a $360,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering...


July 4, 2021
Supporting paramedics during public health crises

Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) will launch a new complimentary webinar series on July 19 to...


June 16, 2021
CISWP launches new work-from-home webinar series

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP), hosted at Conestoga College, has launched a work-from-home (WFH) webinar series...


May 13, 2021
New Canadian paramedic standard open for review

Dr. Amin Yazdani, director of Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP), led a multi-year research and development...


February 9, 2021
Grant will expand research into effects of working from home

Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) has received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research...


November 19, 2020
Supporting worker health and well-being during the global pandemic

The Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP), an applied research centre hosted at Conestoga’s School of Business, has...


November 13, 2020
National research survey addresses impairment in the workplace

Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) has launched a survey to better understand how Canadian employers are...


August 17, 2020
Applied research centre launches webinar series

Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) has launched a webinar series to provide an opportunity for stakeholders...


August 7, 2020
Ambulance ergonomics addressed through development of new national standard

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) has published a new Canadian Standard on Ergonomic Design for Ambulances and related Equipment...


July 6, 2020
Supporting paramedics during COVID-19

Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) has been awarded $75,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research...


June 9, 2020
Researcher leads development of first standard for work disability management systems

Conestoga researcher Dr. Amin Yazdani, director of Conestoga’s Canadian Institute of Safety, Wellness & Performance, led the research behind a...


December 18, 2019
Building a Productive and Sustainable Workforce

Each year, thousands of newly minted college graduates cross convocation stages, proudly receive congratulations from faculty, family and friends, and...


October 18, 2019
First Canadian standard for work disability prevention open for review

A proposed new national standard from the Canadian Standard Association (CSA) Group on work disability prevention management systems is now...


October 7, 2019
Conestoga researcher presents guideline for prevention of workplace injuries

On October 1, Dr. Amin Yazdani, director of the Canadian Institute of Safety, Wellness & Performance at Conestoga, announced the...


August 28, 2019
Safety standard open for public review

Dr. Amin Yazdani, director of Conestoga’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance at the college’s School of Business, is...


October 5, 2018
Dr. Amin Yazdani recognized by the Standards Council of Canada

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has honoured Dr. Amin Yazdani, a professor in Conestoga’s School of Business, and program...