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Pilot project in the RDCs: call for proposals

Together with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Statistics Canada is launching a pilot project that will provide access to the 2006 Census linked to the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) for 2006/07 - 2008/09. Interested researchers are invited to submit a proposals by January 31, 2017. More details about the pilot and on how to submit a proposal are available here.

14 December 2016 - 1:59pm |

Job opportunity at the Atlantic RDC

The Atlantic RDC at Dalhousie University is looking for a part time statistical assistant. See the job description for more details. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to Heather Hobson ([email protected]) by 4 PM, on December 16, 2016.

9 December 2016 - 11:54am |

In the news: second Northern site set to open soon

A new branch of the BCI RDC will open its doors in a few months at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. This new facility will be the second most northern site in the Network after Yellowknife's. In this interview to the Prince George Citizen, Academic Director Cindy Hardy explains the benefits to Northern researchers of having access to a data facilty nearby.

4 November 2016 - 4:24pm |

Call for Papers: Migration and Mobility in 2017 and Beyond

The 19th National Metropolis Conference will be held in Montreal on March 16-18, 2017. Organizers are now accepting proposals for workshops, roundtables, and poster presentations. The deadline for submissions is November 14, 2016. Click here for more details.

27 October 2016 - 4:33pm |

Renewed funding for the Network

We are pleased to announce that SSHRC and CIHR have renewed their financial support to the Network until 2021 by awarding a directed grant of $14.5M. The announcement was made this morning in Saguenay by the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue. Read the news release.

30 September 2016 - 10:36am |

Request for proposals: High Skill Good Jobs

The Peel Halton Local Employment Planning Council invites proposals for its High Skill Good Jobs research project. The Council wishes to document the high skill trend that characterised Peel-Halton labour market between 2009 and 2014. Interested researchers must submit a proposal by October 11. Read the call for proposals for the full description of the project, proposal requirements, milestones, and deliverables.

29 September 2016 - 1:22pm |

Maximizing the value and impact of policy-relevant research

To discuss how to further enable evidence-based policy at all levels of government and how to maximize the value and impact of our research, the Network will host a special panel at the Canadian Policy Science Conference, in Ottawa in November. To know more and to register, click here. Early bird registration ends on October 7.

9 September 2016 - 2:28pm |

Knowledge synthesis funding opportunities

In support of its continued engagement and investment in Aboriginal research and talent, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) offers a Knowledge Synthesis Grants funding opportunity to support the production of knowledge syntheses and scoping reviews that will contribute to the use of synthesized evidence and best practices in decision-making and practice on Aboriginal issues. These grants will foster a deeper understanding of the current and historical, cultural, social and economic experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. Grants are worth up to $25,000 and all synthesis reports must be completed by May 2017. The deadline to submit a proposal is September 13. Additional details and proposed research areas are available here.

7 September 2016 - 10:36am |

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Every year on August 9, the world celebrates Indigenous Peoples under the aegis of the UN. This year is devoted to the right to education. Many researchers use our data to better understand the situation of First Nations in Canada, and offer insightful recommendations. To mark this day, we invite you to read the publications that ensue, including about the important role that education plays.

9 August 2016 - 2:40pm |

Future of fundamental research funding in Canada

On June 13, 2016, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science launched an independent review of federal funding for fundamental science. The review will assess the program machinery that is currently in place to support science and scientists. A final report will be released by the end of 2016. Led by Dr. David Naylor, the panel invites the research community as well as any Canadians interested in participating, to share views, ideas and comments through this online form. The deadline to participate is September 30.

8 August 2016 - 11:10am |

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