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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epidemiology of Aging

A postdoctoral fellowship opportunity at the University of Ottawa is currently available for a researcher with training and interest in epidemiology of aging. Duties will include statistical analysis of data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, manuscript preparation, presentation of results, and some mentorship of graduate students. Interested candidates should be available to start as soon as possible. Please send your résumé to Ellen Freeman.

18 May 2017 - 12:07pm |

Learn about RDCs at Congress 2017

On May 30th, our colleagues from Statistics Canada are hosting a session at Congress 2017 in Toronto to discuss “How to access Statistics Canada’s confidential data sets and the experience of working at Research Data Centres.” Moderated by CRDCN’s executive director Martin Taylor, the panel includes seasoned researchers as well as graduate students who will share their experience of working with RDC microdata. Martin Cooke (Waterloo), Michael Haan (Western), Heather Rollwagen (Ryerson), Brittany Etmanski (Ph.D. candidate at Waterloo), and Brad Seward (Ph.D. candidate at Guelph) are looking forward to answer all your questions about the process of applying for RDC access and the type of research that can be conducted with RDC data. Welcome!

16 May 2017 - 4:36pm |

Job opportunity

The Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto is seeking a full time Research Associate to work with a multidisciplinary team investigating the components of an intervention to optimize service delivery for persons with problem gambling and complex social and health needs. The successful candidate will work within in a dynamic hospital-based research environment under the mentorship of Dr. Flora Matheson and Dr. Sara Guilcher. Click here to know more about the offer and submit your application.

9 May 2017 - 10:47am |

Appointment at the CRDCN

We are pleased to announce that Michelle Gauthier has been appointed Special Advisor to the Executive Director and will share some of his duties for 2017-18. Michelle has been advising the Network’s senior management on governance issues since June 2016, but she has accepted a larger strategic mandate for the coming year on a consulting basis. We trust this staffing arrangement combining the skills and experience of Martin Taylor as Executive Director and Michelle’s talents will greatly benefit the CRDCN and help meet the challenges lying ahead.

3 May 2017 - 11:51am |

The story of Canada's ethnocultural diversity in numbers

On April 25, Statistics Canada will host the first of a four-part speaker series organized to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Peter S. Li, Professor Emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan, will address the ‘construction of diversity’ in Canada, based not only on demographic realities but also on normative values at different points in time. His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Jack Jedwab, Ümit Kiziltan, Nora Spinks, Yoko Yoshida and Jean-Pierre Corbeil. The Chief Statistician of Canada, Anil Arora, will chair the event. Register early, as space is limited.

Job opportunity

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation is seeking a full-time researcher with a strong demonstrated interest in employment and labour market policy. The successful candidate will contribute to several studies and innovative policy research initiatives in areas such as: essential skills training, adult learning, youth employment, labour market integration of people with disabilities, career education programs for high school students, labour market integration of immigrants or long-term social assistance recipients. Submit your application by April 13, 2017. Read the job description.

31 March 2017 - 1:45pm |

Toronto RDC Data Day - Stories Data Tell

The Toronto RDC invites you to its first Data Day which will be held in the Robarts Library on April 27. The program includes a keynote address by Dr. Valerie Tarasuk on food insecurity in Canada, and a plenary discussion moderated by Dr. Cameron Crawford at the end of the day. Registration is free but mandatory.

30 March 2017 - 10:45am |

Canadian Poverty Reducation Strategy : call for nominations

To support the development and implementation of its Poverty Reduction Strategy, the federal Government is creating a Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty. Its members will act as a sounding board and will provide advice to the Minister on a range of poverty-related issues. Interested individuals who have relevant expertise and experience in this area are invited to submit their application by March 13. For more details about the mandate and the selection criteria, refer to the call for nominations. A public consultation is also ongoing until June.

27 February 2017 - 12:04pm |

Job opportunity as analyst in a RDC

Statistics Canada is looking for qualified candidates to staff part-time and full-time determinate positions as analysts in various RDCs, with the possibility of indeterminate positions. Locations with potential positions include Quebec City, Toronto, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Vancouver. A pool of qualified candidates will also be established. Online applications are accepted until March 7. All details are available here.

23 February 2017 - 10:10am |

Call for Panel Proposals: Celebrating 150 Years of Achievements

The Canadian Science Policy Centre is inviting panel proposals for the 2017 Canadian Science Policy Conference which will be held in Ottawa, next November. To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, this year's conference will explore the achievements of science technology and innovation in the past 150 years, and discuss how we should align our policies to achieve greater prosperity in the next 50 years. The deadline to sumit a proposal is April 7. A detailed description of panel formats can be found here.

10 February 2017 - 10:55am |

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