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Distinguished Research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law


Katherine Lippel held the Canada Research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law between March 2006 and February 29th 2020. Since March 1, 2020, she held the Distinguished Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law until her death on September 23, 2021.

Thanks to Chair funding by SSHRC and the University of Ottawa, and infrastructure funding provided by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovation Trust, Lippel and her team were able to pursue their research in the Law and Occupational Health and Safety Laboratory.

Katherine Lippel
Katherine Lippel
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Research Project

The project 'Policy and Practice in Return-to-Work after a Work Injury' was led by Professor Katherine Lippel. Sadly, Katherine left us too soon in September 2021. Despite her departure, several researchers joined forces to ensure that this project could move forward and bear fruit.
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