|(issued on: Friday, March 30th, 2012)|
Research Talks: Health Worker Migration
Dr. Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Professor, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa and CIHR Research Chair in Health Human Resource Policy will visit St. John’s on April 24 to present the inaugural lecture in Research Talks, a series of free public lectures featuring leading Canadian researchers, hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research. Dr. Bourgeault will be discussing the timely issue of health worker migration.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Bourgeault to Memorial. She will share her extensive research about the migration of health workers into Canada, their integration into the Canadian workforce, and the concept of a pan-Canadian Health Workforce Observatory. We expect her lecture to spark considerable discussion amongst health professionals, health human resources decision makers and the general public, especially in light of current concerns about health worker retention in Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Dr. Stephen Bornstein, Director of NLCAHR.
More recently, she and a large international team led by Dr. Ronald Labonté,Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity, and Dr. Gail Tomblin, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre Health Workforce Planning and Research, are examining the health worker migration issue from a range of source country perspectives, including the Philippines, India, South Africa and the Caribbean community.