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November 2018

Statistics Canada,100 years and counting: Still time to register

The Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration, in collaboration with Statistics Canada and the Vanier Institute of the Family, invite you to attend the conference marking Statistics Canada 100th anniversary, on December 6 & 7, 2018 at the Delta Hotel in Ottawa. The program will shed light on how Canada’s population has evolved over the last 100 years and on the critical contribution made by the country’s national statistical agency in measuring its evolution; current and future challenges will also be discussed. All details and registration available here

30 November 2018 - 3:00pm |

Call for proposals: North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference 2019

Aimed at individuals working in and around data and metadata, NADDI 2019 seeks submissions that highlight the use of DDI and other metadata standards within research projects, official statistics, survey operations, academic libraries, and data archives. The theme this year is on the benefits of using metadata to drive efficiencies in a research data lifecycle, as well as promotes subsequent re-use of end data products, especially those generated by federal and national statistical agencies. The conference will be held next April, in Ottawa. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 7, 2019. 

27 November 2018 - 6:02pm |

Job opportunity with the CRDCN: Senior Research Computing Specialist

We are  seeking a Senior Research Computing Specialist to join the system administration and user support team. Reporting to the Lead IT Architect (CRDCN Project), the successful candidate will be working at McMaster University with security and technology teams from Statistics Canada, Compute Canada, and the CRDCN to implement, deploy and support the CRDCN's next generation technology platform which will be integrated into the Compute Canada National Computing Platform. Interested candidates should apply by November 26. All details available by clicking on the news title.

15 November 2018 - 12:30pm |

Employment opportunity – research professional

The Research Group on Human Capital is looking for a research professional to provide research assistance for microdata analyses on the intergenerational transmission of income. The members of the Group, through various research projects, are interested in understanding factors that can influence socioeconomic mobility. The data are accessible at the Quebec Interuniversity Centre for Social Statistics. For more details and application information, please see the job posting.  
7 November 2018 - 1:38pm |

Gender equality or gender-based violence: call for proposals

Status of Women Canada (SWC) informs researchers that they will seek proposals for knowledge synthesis and/or research related to gender equality or gender-based violence in Canada later this fall. You can submit a letter of intent in advance, until November 15, by clicking here. Questions and feedback should be directed to April Campbell.

Call for proposals: Education and skills

The Mowat Centre and The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario invites research proposals to take part in their Research Initiative on Education and Skills (RIES), an innovative knowledge infrastructure providing researchers and policymakers access to data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the Longitudinal and International Survey of Adults (LISA), and LISA’s linkages to administrative data. They are seeking projects regarding the state of skills and skills development in Canada to make fresh contributions to policy research and policy development within three areas of focus: equity; the future of work; and what skills matter. An honorarium will be paid to successful applicants. For more details, including a full listing of deliverables, submission requirements and decision timelines, click here.  For responses to frequently asked questions, click here

2 November 2018 - 1:52pm |