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ONCAT grant program - student transfers

ONCAT supports research that advances knowledge and understanding of the current state of transfer students and transfer pathways in Ontario.

11 October 2019 - 11:47am |

Canada Housing Statistics Pilot - New Housing Data

The Canadian Housing Statistics Program is undertaking a pilot project to explore the value of extending access to the new housing statistics data to all RDC users.

The deadline for project submissions is September 30th. Note that submissions are NOT MADE THROUGH THE SSHRC PORTAL. Please consult the call for details about how to submit your proposal.

The dataset for the pilot is a census of all owners of residential properties in three provinces (BC, Ontario & Nova Scotia).

13 September 2019 - 9:09am |

Janet Halliwell named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Janet Halliwell, who currently sits on the CRDCN board, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In over 40 years working with the academic research community

11 September 2019 - 6:59pm |

New Canada Research Chair in AI & Health Data

The University of Manitoba is looking for a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Artificial Intelligence and Health Data. Those interested can find more information at CAUT.

 

https://www.academicwork.ca/jobs/crc-tier-2-in-artificial-intelligence-f...

12 August 2019 - 8:56am |

Policy Challenge: Applications open for 2nd edition - apply by August 25th

Hey graduate students!

Are you passionate about Canadian public policy? Do you love data and dream about statistics? Here is your chance to compete in a national analytics challenge and to influence regional and national public policy.

What is it?

30 July 2019 - 1:19pm |

Funding opportunity

The CIHR Healthy Cities Research Initiative (HCRI) is pleased to announce an upcoming new funding opportunity: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts. The intent of this funding opportunity is to highlight and encourage the use of previously funded cohort, administrative, and survey data. Data platforms that allow access to and/or linkage of multiple datasets include the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE). There will be three funding streams: one stream in cancer prevention and control, another in reproductive, maternal, child, and youth health, as well as a stream in healthy cities intervention research. CIHR will be hosting webinar(s) to support researchers interested in participating in the healthy cities intervention stream. The details will be posted shortly on CIHR website. Statistics Canada, CMHC and CANUE will also be holding a two-hour webinar to provide more information on datasets available that are relevant to healthy cities research on June 25, 2019 (1:00 – 3:00). Applicants must register to participate.

3 July 2019 - 10:48am |

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 |

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