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June 2018

In Memoriam Robert H McNutt

It is with great sadness that we learned that Bob McNutt passed away on June 23. As the Executive Director of the CRDCN from 2010 to 2016, Bob was highly respected as a wise, experienced and congenial leader who leaves a strong legacy both for our Network and for the Canadian academic community at large.  In recognition of Bob’s many contributions to McMaster University, campus flags will be at half-mast today. The Bob McNutt Student Award has been established in his memory, and donations are welcome. Click here to read the testimonial prepared by his friend and colleague Byron Spencer. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

28 June 2018 - 11:24am |

Public lecture: Promoting Evidence-based Public Health

On Thursday July 10th from 14:00-16:00, the PROSPERED Project at McGill University will host a public lecture - "Promoting Evidence-Based Public Health: Obstacles and Opportunities. 

27 June 2018 - 7:58pm |

Invitation to comment on draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

The Research Data community is invited to comment on the draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, which aims to support Canadian research excellence.  Share your feedback by email before August 31, 2018. All details are available here. 

18 June 2018 - 5:42pm |

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Nipissing University invites applications for a 24-month Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will work with Dr. David Zarifa in the areas of sociology of education, social inequality, migration, and rural sociology. Candidates must have methodological expertise and be familiar with advanced quantitative research methods and statistics, including longitudinal data analysis. Experience working with large-scale survey data, complex survey designs, and administrative data sets in a RDC are assets. Review of applications will begin June 25, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Read the job description here.

14 June 2018 - 9:12am |

The Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Linkage Platform

We are pleased to inform researchers that, as announced in the recent federal budget, a longitudinal platform linking education and labour market data is currently being developed with resources from Employment and Social Development Canada. This secure data platform will help to better track and make available important labour market information. All datasets and linkage keys prepared for the platform will be made available to researchers through the RDCs across Canada. For now, the Governance Committee supervising the implementation of the platform invites feedback from researchers as to what information they would like to get from this platform. Please contact Grant Gibson to share your recommendations.