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Growth in Statistical Information: Challenges and Benefits

In recent years, the amount of data available for potential use in producing statistical information has grown by leaps and bounds: what does it mean for official statistics and what is the impact on how they are collected, compiled, analyzed and presented? On March 22 to 24 2016, this international methodology symposium organized by Statistics Canada will examine these questions. Click here, for the complete program and to register.

4 February 2016 - 1:54pm |

Job opportunity

You’re interested in public policies, have strong quantitative research skills and love to write? The Mowat Centre invites application to fill up to two positions as research associate. This is a two-year term appointment, starting in March. The deadline to apply is February 10: all details are available here.

26 January 2016 - 2:08pm |

Pathways to Health Equity: Levelling the Playing Field

The PATHS Equity for Children team at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy invites abstracts for a health equity-focused conference to take place in Winnipeg, from May 30 to June 1. This conference provides an opportunity for researchers, policy makers, and community organizations to engage in dialogue around current work to improve the determinants of health and reduce health inequities. The deadline to submit an abstract is January 31. All details available here.

20 January 2016 - 3:21pm |

A new Executive Director for the Network

We are happy to announce that Martin Taylor has been appointed as the executive director of the Network to succeed Robert McNutt who is retiring. He will begin on April 1 for a five-year term. A seasoned researcher and an experienced academic leader, Martin is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Victoria. To know more, we invite you to read his bio and the press release.

12 January 2016 - 11:13am |

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

As part of its commitment to hold a national inquiry to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls annouced in December 2015, the Government of Canada has launched a pre-inquiry online survey to allow survivors, family members, loved ones of victims, front-line service providers and others the opportunity to provide input into who should conduct the inquiry, its timeframe, who should be heard as part of the inquiry process, and what issues should be considered. A discussion guide has been developed and is now available online. All details are available here. 

8 January 2016 - 3:38pm |

Network's 2015 conference

The audiovideo recordings, as well as the PowerPoint slides, of the presentations made at the annual conference last November are now available. More than 30 speakers using various datasets and methods share their research results on important socioeconomic questions: see them here.

18 December 2015 - 5:13pm |

Health and technology

The audiovideo recordings of our two most recent webinars are now available. Listen to Michel Grignon to know more about the impact of aging and technology on health care spending, and to Marcello Tonelli who reports recent findings on the use of new technologies to facilitate access to care for people with chronic health conditions.

17 December 2015 - 3:41pm |

Social Policy and Health Inequalities

The special issue of the journal Canadian Public Policy comprising several presentations made at QICSS's international conference "Social Policy and Health Inequalities: an International Perspective" has recently been published and can be downloaded online at: We take this opportunity to remind you that this conference was recorded and that the videos are available on our YouTube page.

16 December 2015 - 5:16pm |

Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People of All Abilities

Using one of the several datasets available through the CRDCN, including the Canadian Survey on Disability, more than 200 publications on the situation of persons with disabilities have been published over the past 15 years. On the occasion of the International Day of Disabled Persons, we have selected a series of recent publications that you can consult here. Also noteworthy is Cameron Crawford’s presentation at the 2015 Annual Conference in Toronto on the employment prospects of people with disabilities.

3 December 2015 - 2:02pm |

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Related Research

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 2016 Trainee Program competition is now accepting applications. The program is designed to attract, recognize, and support outstanding researchers who have completed a PhD, or are a health professional eligible for a fellowship program. Among other conditions, you must be a Canadian citizen, and be eligible to hold a post-doctoral fellowship at an eligible university in British Columbia. Letters of intent are due December 4. All details are available in the competition guidelines.

23 November 2015 - 12:19pm |