CRWDP Early Career Researcher

Learn how our CRWDP early career researchers are doing!

A number of early career researchers have been part of the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP). Our early career researchers have prospered from the learning opportunities and funding provided by our Centre and are making important contributions to knowledge and practice. Many CRWDP early career researchers have gone on to higher education and reputable research positions. We are pleased to highlight and feature their work, accomplishments and visions for the future.

Spotlight Profiles:


Dr. Dan Samosh

1. Dr. Dan SamoshPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy and the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto


Dr. Pamela Lahey2. Dr. Pamela LaheyResearch Advisor, Employment and Social Development Canada, and Assistant Professor at McMaster  University​



Dr. Firat Sayin 3. Dr. Firat K. Sayin. Assistant Professor of Management, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University



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4. Rodrigo FinkelsteinPhD Candidate, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University



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5. Dr. Alexis Buettgen. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economics; Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University; Co-Editor In Chief, Handbook of Disability: Critical Thought and Social Change in a Globalizing World (Springer); Adjunct Faculty | Critical Disability Studies Program, York University

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6. Dr. Tammy BernaskyPostdoctoral Research Fellow, St Francis Xavier University and Eviance, located with the Spatializing Care Lab in the Department of Sociology at St. Francis Xavier University

Research Officer, Canadian Centre on Disability Studies Inc. (CCDS) operating as Eviance