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Business Data Science Challenge

Statistics Canada invites graduate students and senior undergraduate students in economics, data science, computer science, mathematics and statistics to apply to its Business Data Science Challenge. The challenge is to apply data analytics or analysis techniques to increase our understanding of the state of entry and exit in the Canadian economy. Of particular interest are methods for producing more timely estimates for exits, methods for identifying and accounting for aberrant observations such as leverage points or outliers, and methods for incorporating unclassified firms into analysis. The deadline for submission is March 31st, 2019. Read all details and conditions here. 
7 December 2018 - 2:26pm |

Statistics Canada,100 years and counting: Still time to register

The Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration, in collaboration with Statistics Canada and the Vanier Institute of the Family, invite you to attend the conference marking Statistics Canada 100th anniversary, on December 6 & 7, 2018 at the Delta Hotel in Ottawa. The program will shed light on how Canada’s population has evolved over the last 100 years and on the critical contribution made by the country’s national statistical agency in measuring its evolution; current and future challenges will also be discussed. All details and registration available here

30 November 2018 - 3:00pm |

Call for proposals: North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference 2019

Aimed at individuals working in and around data and metadata, NADDI 2019 seeks submissions that highlight the use of DDI and other metadata standards within research projects, official statistics, survey operations, academic libraries, and data archives. The theme this year is on the benefits of using metadata to drive efficiencies in a research data lifecycle, as well as promotes subsequent re-use of end data products, especially those generated by federal and national statistical agencies. The conference will be held next April, in Ottawa. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 7, 2019. 

27 November 2018 - 6:02pm |

Job opportunity with the CRDCN: Senior Research Computing Specialist

We are  seeking a Senior Research Computing Specialist to join the system administration and user support team. Reporting to the Lead IT Architect (CRDCN Project), the successful candidate will be working at McMaster University with security and technology teams from Statistics Canada, Compute Canada, and the CRDCN to implement, deploy and support the CRDCN's next generation technology platform which will be integrated into the Compute Canada National Computing Platform. Interested candidates should apply by November 26. All details available by clicking on the news title.

15 November 2018 - 12:30pm |

Employment opportunity – research professional

The Research Group on Human Capital is looking for a research professional to provide research assistance for microdata analyses on the intergenerational transmission of income. The members of the Group, through various research projects, are interested in understanding factors that can influence socioeconomic mobility. The data are accessible at the Quebec Interuniversity Centre for Social Statistics. For more details and application information, please see the job posting.  
 
7 November 2018 - 1:38pm |

Gender equality or gender-based violence: call for proposals

Status of Women Canada (SWC) informs researchers that they will seek proposals for knowledge synthesis and/or research related to gender equality or gender-based violence in Canada later this fall. You can submit a letter of intent in advance, until November 15, by clicking here. Questions and feedback should be directed to April Campbell.

Call for proposals: Education and skills

The Mowat Centre and The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario invites research proposals to take part in their Research Initiative on Education and Skills (RIES), an innovative knowledge infrastructure providing researchers and policymakers access to data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the Longitudinal and International Survey of Adults (LISA), and LISA’s linkages to administrative data. They are seeking projects regarding the state of skills and skills development in Canada to make fresh contributions to policy research and policy development within three areas of focus: equity; the future of work; and what skills matter. An honorarium will be paid to successful applicants. For more details, including a full listing of deliverables, submission requirements and decision timelines, click here.  For responses to frequently asked questions, click here

2 November 2018 - 1:52pm |

National Essay Challenge - immigration

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has launched a National Essay Challenge for Graduate students at Canadian Universities. The essay must be your own work (not coauthored) and should be an original research or evidence-based policy paper. See the poster from IRCC for more details on prizes and how to enter.

 

26 October 2018 - 3:06pm |

Statistics Canada: 100 Years and Counting - Call for Proposals

On the occasion of Statistics Canada’s 100th anniversary, the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration, in collaboration with Statistics Canada and the Vanier Institute of the Family, will be holding a conference (December 6 & 7, 2018 - Ottawa) that will look at how Canada’s population has evolved over the last 100 years and at the critical contribution made by the country’s national statistical agency in measuring its evolution.  You are invited to submit original proposals to organize bilateral or multilateral sessions (i.e., workshops
5 October 2018 - 5:14pm |

Tenure-Track position in Sociology of Law and Crime at Dalhousie University

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the sociology of law and crime. Applicants should be able to situate their work in one or more of the Department’s three areas of specialization: Critical Health Studies; Economy, Work and Development; or Social Justice and Inequality. The deadline to apply is October 15th. For more details and application information, please see the job posting.  

18 September 2018 - 5:52pm |

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