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Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

Two postdoctoral fellowships in health policy and healthy public policies are presently offered as part of the Strategic Training Program in Transdisciplinary Health Policy Research led by McGill University and the INSPQ, and funded by the CIHR. Successful candidates will work under the joint supervision of Dr. Alain Poirier and that of one of the following professors: Daniel Weinstock, Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Erin Strumpf, or Gilles Paradis. The fellowship is worth $70,000 for one year, starting September 2017. Interested researchers should submit a complete application as soon as possible, and no later than August 21, 4:30 pm.

21 July 2017 - 10:14am |

Job opportunity as data manager analyst

The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is looking for a Data Manager Analyst. Among key responsibilities, candidate will have to design, develop, test and implement computer programs written in SAS for using complex research databases. Detailed job description and qualifications available here. The deadline to submit your application is July 28.

17 July 2017 - 11:11am |

CRDCN researchers will have free access to Esri Canada’s GIS technology

We are pleased to announce that Esri Canada will provide researchers in all RDCs free access to its ArcGIS technology. ArcGIS is a complete geographic information system (GIS) that delivers powerful geoprocessing tools enabling advanced spatial visualization of a broad array of data. It will allow researchers to conduct different types of analyses and to overlay various types of data on a digital map, including health, socio-demographic and household survey data, allowing them to quickly produce high-quality print and online maps to share research results with the public. Esri Canada’s pledge amounts to a donation of more than $5 million to the Network. Read the news release to learn more.

13 July 2017 - 3:29pm |

Appointment at the CRDCN

We are delighted to announce that Byron G. Spencer, Professor Emeritus of Economics at McMaster University, has been appointed as the first Research Program Director of the CRDCN. The creation of this new position stems from the Network’s commitment in its 2016-2021 grant application Evolving to Meet New Research Data Needs and Policy Priorities to develop policy-relevant research programs. In this new capacity, Byron will initiate, facilitate, and encourage collaboration among academic researchers, policy makers, and data producers. He will work closely with federal and provincial departments and agencies to ensure that these programs of research address high priority policy concerns, and he will create teams of researchers to carry them out. Mike Veall will replace him as Academic Director of the McMaster RDC. 

7 July 2017 - 1:17pm |

Call for abstracts: administrative data, immigration, and migration

Guest editors Ted McDonald and Michael Haan invite abstracts for a special issue of The Journal of Population Research that will feature research involving the use of administrative data to study immigration and migration. Interested parties should submit an abstracts by July 15; only successful authors will be invited to submit a full paper. Final manuscripts are due by September 30. All details available here.

14 June 2017 - 4:19pm |

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.

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