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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 |

Job opportunity

The Applied Public Health Chair in Urban Interventions and Population Health is looking for a Coordinator to supervise its INTERACT research project which aims to evaluate several major urban interventions in four Canadian cities in terms of the impact on population health and health inequalities impact. The project will recruit four new cohorts, measure people with wearable sensor devices, and build a comprehensive Geographic Information System for continuous tracking of changes to the urban form. The coordinator will be responsible for the national coordination of the project and will work in close collaboration with the management team. Apply before February 13. More details here.

7 February 2017 - 4:04pm |

Call for proposals: Stories Data Tell

On April 27, the Toronto RDC will host its first Data Day event, with Dr. Valerie Tarasuk as the keynote speaker. Researchers are invited to submit a proposal by February 8. 2017. For all details, click here.

19 January 2017 - 3:12pm |

A behind-the-scenes experience on Parliament Hill

The Parliamentary Internship Programme is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 intern year. This paid, 10-month internship gives university graduates the opportunity to work for members of Parliament on both sides of the House of Commons. Apply by January 31, 2017.

16 January 2017 - 11:31am |

Canada is looking for a chief science advisor

The Canadian government invites applications to fill the new Chief science advisor position. The position is open to all Canadians. Interested candidates should apply online by January 27, 2017. To know more, read the full job description.

11 January 2017 - 2:05pm |

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