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CRDCN National Policy Challenge: the winners of the 2018-19 competition

We are pleased to announce that Karen Ugarte Bravo is the grand winner of the very first CRDCN National Policy Challenge for her analysis of the impact of mandatory universal pharmaceutical insurance on prescription opioid use. Ramsha Jaweed who investigated the economic outcomes of privately sponsored married female refugees, and Rafael Silva Ramirez and Dominic Gagnon who examined the disability-adjusted life expectancy of Aboriginal Canadians won the second and third prize respectively. Congratulations as well to the other finalists: all of them had previously been carefully chosen by our selection committee for the quality of their projects among over 40 proposals received at the preliminary stage. The five-member jury was impressed by the high quality of the research results and the policy implications presented to them yesterday which made their mandate all the more difficult to carry out. The CRDCN feels privileged to support such highly gifted young researchers and is thrilled by the outcome of this first competition organized in partnership with SAS Canada and Statistics Canada. We look forward to hosting another Challenge in 2019-20, the details of which will be announced shortly.

12 June 2019 - 1:32pm |

Open Government Partnership Global Summit

Together with the Open Government Partnership, the Government of Canada is hosting the 6th Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Ottawa, on May 29 to 31. The Summit will bring together the 79 member countries and 20 local governments, as well participants from local and regional governments, civil society groups, academia, and beyond. You can attend in-person or participate via livestream.

28 May 2019 - 6:55am |

Call for proposals

Researchers should be aware that Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has launched a new request for proposals: “Research on Labour Market Impacts of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.” Successful applicants will be granted access to the Canadian Employer-Employee Dynamics Database at CDER in Ottawa to conduct the work. Interested academics can contact Grant Gibson (Assistant Research Program Director) for more information and for help in preparing a submission. The closing date to submit your proposal is September 30, 2019.

Well-deserved honour

Congratulations to Professor Céline Le Bourdais, Academic Director of the McGill/Concordia facilty and member of our Board, who was recently honoured by the CIRANO for her outstanding contribution to building sound public policy in Quebec. Céline is not only an outstanding researcher whose work has helped modernize our undertanding of families and related policies, but also a pionner who was instrumental in the creation of the Network and a pilllar upon which it grew. A well-deserve honour indeed!

15 May 2019 - 1:47pm |

Job opportunity at the University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, a tenured or tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor with the Department of Community Health Sciences. The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in Economics, or in a relevant area such as Health Policy and Planning, with very strong training in health economics. He or she is expected to develop and lead an independent research program that focuses on building knowledge and research capacity in the economics of the healthcare system, and contribute to teaching and graduate student training within the department. The candidate will also lead the development of a Health Economics Consulting Unit. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Read the job description for all details and to apply.

23 April 2019 - 9:48am |

Data Story on Ethnocultural Diversity and Inclusion in Canada:

Statistics Canada invites you to three half-day events on Ethnocultural Diversity and Inclusion in Canada featuring a keynote presentation by Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada, followed by an expert panel discussion on the evolution of ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity,and its measurement: in Montreal on April 11, in Toronto on April 29, and in Vancouver, on May 8. You have to register in order to attend these free events, as space is limited. You may also follow the discussion stream via Statistics Canada's Facebook page.

5 April 2019 - 11:35am |

Call for proposals: settlement services for immigrants

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a second Call for Proposals (CFP2) to complement direct settlement services across Canada by funding projects which promote research, capacity-building and coordination services. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2019. Information webinars will be offered during the application period to provide interested reserchers with the opportunity to ask questions to IRCC. The next one is schduled on April 18. Click here to review the application process and guidelines. Questions and comments should be sent to [email protected]

3 April 2019 - 2:48pm |

Canadian Immigrants’ challenges: new insights using social and business data

The synthesis report from QICSS’ 2018 international conference is now available. The report highlights how the Conference was able to go off the beaten path and to present new research findings.

Public consultation: classification systems

Statistics Canada recently launched a public consultation for the revision of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada and the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) Canada. All interested parties are invited to provide their comments, feedback and suggestions online. For all details, including the guidelines for submitting proposals for changes, please visit the NAICS and the NAPCS websites.

15 March 2019 - 9:45am |

Call for Panel Proposals - 2019 Canadian Science Policy Conference

Celebrating a decade long contribution in building bridges between science, policy, and society, the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) 2019 will be held in Ottawa, on November 13-15, 2019, and the call for panel proposals is now open. Proposals can be in a variety of formats (panel, debate, case studies, etc) that relate to any of the five conference themes. View the ranking criteria and submit your proposal. The deadline has been extended to April 15.

1 March 2019 - 11:54am |

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