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Call for panel proposals: CSPC 2018

The call for panel proposals for the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) 2018 which will be held in Ottawa on November 7-9 is now open! Proposals can be in a variety of presentation formats around this year's theme Building Bridges Between Science, Policy, and Society.The diversity of presentation formats throughout the conference makes it possible for delegates and organizations to share their thoughts, views, and experiences in an interactive and engaging manner.

20 February 2018 - 8:11am |

Best thesis awards in population health

The Quebec Population Health Research Network has launched its Master’s and Ph.D. competition to recognize contributions to the field of population health research. Theses should have been sustained in Quebec before August 31st, 2017. Application forms must be submitted by March 2. All details are available here.

18 February 2018 - 11:35am |

Job opportunity

The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), headquartered at the University of Montreal since November 2017, is looking for its next Executive Director. The IUHPE is a unique worldwide, independent and professional association of individuals and organisations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people through education, community action and the development of healthy public policy. Interested candidates should submit their CV and an application letter by February 16. For more information on the position and the application process, please read the full job description.
8 February 2018 - 10:29am |

Call for presentations: Young scholars conference

Graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and recent graduates conducting (or having conducted) research at the QICSS are invited to submit a proposal for the 11th edition of the New Scholars Conference that will be held on March 30 at UQAM. This year's theme is « Making Sense of Data: Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Social Statistics », and the deadline to submit proposal is February 16. All details available here.

5 February 2018 - 9:32am |

Call for abstracts: CEA Conference 2018

The CRDCN is planning to have four sessions at the Canadian Economics Association annual conference, next June in Montreal. We invite interested researchers using confidential microdata in one of our key research domains (health, immigration & settlement, income & employment, and education) to submit an abstract through CEA regular submission process by February 16th, 2018.

23 January 2018 - 10:50am |

New datasets available

Vital statistics (birth and death databases) for the year 2014 are now available in the RDCs. These administrative surveys collect demographic and medical information for the cause of death and on all live births annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries.

17 January 2018 - 7:46am |

Call for abstracts: 2018 International Population Data Linkage Conference

The Scientific Committee of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) 2018 Conference on Linking Data – Improving Lives is currently accepting abstracts for oral, poster, rapid fire and creative presentations. The conference will be held in Banff on  September 12-14, 2018. The submission deadline is March 1. All details available on the conference website.

 

11 January 2018 - 3:20pm |

Call for proposals: Collaborative research programs on labour market programming

To support the evaluations of current labour market programming, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is requesting proposals for Programs of research/evaluation using the Medium Term Indicator (MTI) Performance Indicators database. The Programs will contribute to better understanding Canada’s labour market programs and/or Canada’s labour market dynamics. They will be undertaken collaboratively and will engage both academic and ESDC evaluators/researchers so that policy-relevant researchable questions that need empirical answers are formulated and addressed while taking into account the challenging features of the available data and applying the most appropriate econometric and statistical methods. An information session will be held on January 24 to provide researchers with sufficient information on the potential of the MTI Performance Indicators database before drafting and submitting their proposals which must be submitted by March 29. ESDC plans to fund two programs, each not exceeding $125,000 overall. All details are provided in the RFP.

New dataset in the RDCs

Data from the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) is now available in the RDCs. The PSIS is a national survey that provides detailed information on enrolments and graduates of Canadian public postsecondary institutions in order to meet policy and planning needs in the field of postsecondary education. The PSIS RDC dataset consists of data for public institutions across all provinces and territories from 2009 onwards. Prior to 2009, institutions from select jurisdictions have been included to facilitate analysis with tax data that is concurrently being undertaken by Statistics Canada. PSIS Linked to T1 Family File (T1FF) is also available for the Maritimes provinces.
20 December 2017 - 11:08am |

New Statistic Act

On December 13, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, welcomed Royal Assent of a bill that reinforces Statistics Canada’s independence through legislative amendments to the Statistics Act. Among other targeted amendments, the new Act enables the appointment of the Chief Statistician by the Governor in Council to a renewable term of not more than five years — the Chief Statistician may only be removed for cause — and creates the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council to advise the Minister and Chief Statistician on the overall quality of the national statistics system and publish an annual report. Read the news release.

15 December 2017 - 6:26am |

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