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Using administrative data to inform public policy: public workshop

The Research Group on Human Capital is pleased to invite your to its 5th workshop, which will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 in Montreal.The workshop is intended to promote discussion and exchanges on the use of administrative data to inform public policy, broadly speaking, with a special interest in the role of public policies to equalize opportunities. The workshop is open to academics (professors, researchers, graduate students), but also to administrators, policymakers as well as governement officials. To know more about the program and to register, click here. Registration is free but mandatory.

28 February 2019 - 2:17pm |

CRDCN’s response to the Globe and Mail series Canada in the dark

The CRDCN welcomes the light that this series shines on the importance of investing more in the collection of Canadian data, in facilitating access, and in ensuring its public availability to inform decisions of critical importance to Canadians. The CRDCN issued the following statement today to stress how the Network and Research Data Centres have been part of the solution for nearly two decades.

28 January 2019 - 8:33pm |

2019 International Metropolis Conference

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is organizing the 2019 International Metropolis Conference, the world's foremost gathering of migration experts, experts, government representatives, civil society and policy makers. The conference will take place on June 24 – 28, 2019 in Ottawa/Gatineau. The Call for proposals is now open and will close on March 4, 2019. The call for workshop proposals, individual papers, and posters can be accessed here

28 January 2019 - 4:28pm |

2021 Census of Population Dissemination Consultation

Statistics Canada is conducting a public consultation on the 2021 Census of Population from January 15 to March 31, 2019. We encourage you to participate in this online consultation designed to give data users an opportunity to provide feedback on dissemination strategies used for the 2016 Census of Population. Your feedback will help measure user satisfaction and gather suggestions to provide input into the 2021 Census of Population. Click the link to take part in the consultation.

24 January 2019 - 5:36pm |

2019 National Data Services Framework Summit

Join us on January 24 at the 2019 National Data Services Framework Summit in Ottawa where CRDCN Executive Director Martin Taylor will discuss data accessibility, the first FAIR principle. Organized by Research Data Canada, this forum is an opportunity for the Canadian research data management community to learn, collaborate, exchange ideas, and discuss common issues, with a goal of developing a shared understanding of the current Canadian data landscape and recommendations for future initiatives.

22 January 2019 - 11:26am |

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 |

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