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October 2013

In Memoriam

It is with great sorrow that we have learned that our colleague, Élise Comoé, suddenly passed away over the weekend at age 44. Élise has been a dedicated employee of the Research Data Centre Program for the past four years. Very appreciated by the users as well as by her colleagues, she has worked in all three Montreal branches of the QICSS and had recently moved into the position of Acting RDC Regional Manager for the Quebec region. Élise leaves behind her husband, Jean-Marie Dieket, her 11 year old daughter, Julia, and two step-children Jean-Michel (11) and Marina (15). A funeral and reception will be held on Saturday October 26. The whole team at the CRDCN and RDC Program would like to express its most sincere condolences to her family and friends.

23 October 2013 - 12:39pm |

Consultation on digital scholarship

Canada’s federal research granting agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, in collaboration with Genome Canada, are inviting your feedback on the consultation document Toward a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada they jointly prepared to help address the digital infrastructure challenges that Canada is facing. Institutions, associations, organizations and individuals may provide input until December 16 via email to [email protected].

22 October 2013 - 1:19pm |

October 16 : World Food Day

Many researchers use microdata to document and better understand eating habits in Canada and their health implications. Among them, we would like to point out the work of Lynn McIntyre and her colleagues examining food insecurity and its consequences. Consult our bibliography to find more research results on related issues.

16 October 2013 - 12:58pm |

New Researchers Conference: call for presentations

Organized by the QICSS, the 2013 New Researchers Conference “Methodological Challenges: Balancing Research Questions and Available Data” will be held at the University of Montreal on December 6. Deadline for submitting a proposal is October 25.

7 October 2013 - 9:39am |