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Future well-being of the elderly : call for papers

In collaboration with CIRANO and the Chaire de recherche Industrielle Alliance sur les enjeux économiques des changements démographiques, the 2016 QICSS international conference will be held in Montreal, on December 5 and 6, and will address the well-being of seniors. Interested researchers should send a complete draft of their paper by September 1, 2016. Authors whose paper is accepted will have their travel expenses covered by the organizers. For all details, please click here.

Violence against young women and girls: call for briefs

The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women invites the public to submit written briefs for the Committee’s study on violence against young women and girls in Canada. The deadline is September 23, 2016. For more details, read the news release.

27 June 2016 - 11:47am |

Longitudinal surveys in Canada

Céline Le Bourdais, Thomas Lemieux, Susan McDaniel and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, who sit on the sub-committee tasked with examining the potential gaps in Statistics Canada’s longitudinal data portfolio, invite researchers to fill in a brief questionnaire on this question, before July 15. News update: deadline extended to October 15.

21 June 2016 - 1:44pm |

The Longitudinal and International Study of Adults (LISA) 2014 now available

The master and administrative data files of the second wave of the Longitudinal and International Study of Adults are now available in the RDCs. In addition, two new files are also available : The ”IMDB file” which contains variables from the Longitudinal Immigration Database, including demographics, education at landing, the country of origin and intended destination within Canada, as well as the labour market intentions and skills, and the “Respondent history file” which can be used to determine the subsample of persons who responded to several successive waves of LISA. To know more consult the data section or contact your local RDC.

Advancing Food Insecurity Research in Canada: Call for abstracts

On November 17 & 18, the Food Insecurity Policy Research group (PROOF) is hosting a conference to further understand the causes and consequences of food insecurity in Canada, and support the translation of food insecurity research into policy and practice. The dealine to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation is July 15, 2016. All details about the conference and submission guidelines are available here.

27 May 2016 - 1:52pm |

PhD scholarship opportunity

As part of the research project «Mobilités et trajectoires migratoires au Canada » at Laval University, a PhD grant is available to a young researcher who is interested in pursuing his or her postgraduate study with the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB). Candidates must hold a master in sociology, in demography or in a related discipline, be fluent in French, and be fully knowledgeable about statistical methods to analyze longitudinal data. The deadline to submit your candidacy is June 24.

12 May 2016 - 11:36am |

Refugees Welcome Here: Awareness, Advocacy and Action

The Canadian Council for Refugees is hosting its spring Consultation on June 2 to 4, in Saskatoon, with the participation of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum. The consultation will bring together over 300 people from across Canada and beyond and offer key opportunities for information exchange, networking, and strategy development. Discussions will address issues that challenge refugees, immigrants, advocates and community workers. To know more and register, click here.

5 May 2016 - 4:19pm |

Immigration and Globalisation: exploring health issues

In collaboration with several partners, including the QICSS, the CÉRIUM is organizing a summer school from July 4 to 9. In the current context of globalization and new migration trends, the goal of this school is to think about the complex issues surrounding the health of people living transition experiences and integration into a host society, mobility across borders and this, from a variety of methods, sources, approaches and analyzes. To know more and register, click here.

3 May 2016 - 4:15pm |

Refugee Settlement Policy in Canada : from Research to Policy

From June 6 to 10, the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University is hosting a unique training opportunity in translating research to policy, focusing on the Canadian refugee settlement policy. Mentored by a select group of academics, policy, practice and media experts, participants will explore the different ways that refugees make their ways to Canada and the policy frameworks that shape their experiences, develop an evidence-based proposal for policy change, and design effective strategies for moving it to action. This 5-day intensive workshop is open to advanced students, practitioners and policymakers. No prior experience or knowledge of refugee settlement is required. The deadline to submit your application is May 6. The program and application details are available here.

3 May 2016 - 4:10pm |

Request for Proposals – new pilot project in the RDCs

In order to increase access to the Integrated Criminal Court Survey (ICCS) data, from 2005/2006 to 2013/2014, the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, together with Statistics Canada and Research Data Centres (RDCs), is launching a pilot project to increase access to data on criminal court cases. The project also aim to evaluate and improve confidentiality vetting rules as well as survey documentation. Interested researchers should submit a proposal by June 10. Read the call for proposals for more details.

29 April 2016 - 9:44am |