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Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee scholarship program

The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) is pleased to offer international summer internships through the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee scholarship program.  The goal of this national program is to create a “dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth”. It is an opportunity for senior undergraduate and graduate students at McGill to undertake summer internships aimed at exploring innovative and promising approaches to addressing key challenges to health and equity across the Commonwealth. The deadline for applications is February 1. Further details are available online.

15 January 2019 - 6:13pm |

Fellowship opportunities at Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada invites application for its Analytical Studies Research Fellowship which provides Ph.D. students currently working on their theses an opportunity to access microdata that is only available for use at Statistic Canada’s Ottawa headquarters. One fellowship lasting for nine to twelve months and carrying a $25,000 stipend is available for each division in the Analytical Studies Branch. Candidates must indicate which division they wish to work at and explain how their research would benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the research staff in the division. Deadline to apply is January 31. View all details and apply online

15 January 2019 - 6:02pm |

Call for student papers: 2019 CPS meeting

The Canadian Population Society (CPS) invites students to submit papers to its regular annual meeting or its Graduate Development Conference which will be held next June as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Vancouver. Papers accepted to either are eligible to be considered for the CPS Student Paper Competition, which rewards the best paper with a $500 prize. The deadline to submit an abstract is January 31. Read the call for papers for all details. 

20 December 2018 - 5:40pm |

Call for proposals: gender equality and gender-based violence

Status of Women Canada has launched a call for proposals for knowledge synthesis or research on the economic, political, educational, health or justice aspects of gender equality in Canada, as well as gender-based violence, including the prevention of violence, support to survivors and families, and the promotion of responsive justice systems. The maximum project funding is $1 million, and the submission deadline has been extended to February 18, 2019. Please consult the Call for Proposals for more information.

13 December 2018 - 5:16pm |

Business Data Science Challenge

Statistics Canada invites graduate students and senior undergraduate students in economics, data science, computer science, mathematics and statistics to apply to its Business Data Science Challenge. The challenge is to apply data analytics or analysis techniques to increase our understanding of the state of entry and exit in the Canadian economy. Of particular interest are methods for producing more timely estimates for exits, methods for identifying and accounting for aberrant observations such as leverage points or outliers, and methods for incorporating unclassified firms into analysis. The deadline for submission is March 31st, 2019. Read all details and conditions here. 

7 December 2018 - 2:26pm |

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.

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