The Sask Epidemiology Conference paper presented by one of my students last week won a second place poster prize! Â This is a big deal since the conference has lots of Researchers, Public Health professionals, and other non-students who present their paid work instead of the their summer internship projects. Â Like all research, this was a team effort, but first-author Muhammad did a great job of learning GIS mapping so that he could describe the discrepancy between where agricultural health and safety research is conducted, and where the world’s agricultural workforce resides. Â As an example, the USA was the subject of 25% of the articles we found, but only 2% of the US workforce is involved in Agriculture. Â On the other hand, countries like Ghana and Nigeria and Kenya have over 20% of their workforce involved in agriculture, and rarely more than 1 paper. Â Muhammad also did a great job of advocating for solutions here: developed nations with lots of research capacity can use their resources to shed light on some of these under-studied Â agricultural work forces.
I am a very proud and happy supervisor, and very glad to be part of such a great research team as this one! Â 🙂