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Opinions and Analysis

Evidence-based policy: the need for good data

Vass Bednar and Mark Stabile, two long-time Toronto RDC researchers, wrote an excellent op-ed piece in yesterday's edition of the Toronto Star about the decision to end several key longitudinal surveys. Read their analysis by clicking this link.

12 July 2012 - 12:00pm |

Long-form census

One year later, the decision to abolish the mandatory long-form census still raises concerns among researchers. Recently, two panels were organized to discuss next steps. One at the Acfas meeting by the QICSS and the other at the Congress of Humanities by the Canadian Association of Geographers and the Canadian Population Society. A summary report of the QICSS panel will be available in a forthcoming book but you can now read a summary article published in University Affairs about the second panel as well as Rod Beaujot’s presentation about “Why we still need a census”.

13 June 2012 - 3:20pm |

Trying to Make Sense of Knowledge Transfer in the Social Sciences

On May 29, CRDCN KT Coordinator Sarah Fortin was invited to talk to graduate students at the Canadian Population Society Graduate Research Development Conference, during Congress 2012 of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Waterloo. To download her PowerPoint presentation and learn more about the Network and the challenges raised by knowledge transfer, click here.

8 June 2012 - 9:25am |