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The Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Linkage Platform

We are pleased to inform researchers that, as announced in the recent federal budget, a longitudinal platform linking education and labour market data is currently being developed with resources from Employment and Social Development Canada. This secure data platform will help to better track and make available important labour market information. All datasets and linkage keys prepared for the platform will be made available to researchers through the RDCs across Canada. For now, the Governance Committee supervising the implementation of the platform invites feedback from researchers as to what information they would like to get from this platform. Please contact Grant Gibson to share your recommendations. 

Apply to become a Research Data Centre Analyst

Do you love leading-edge data? Are you very curious?  Do you want to enrich your knowledge by learning about research in multiple disciplines? Do you enjoy sharing knowledge about research and data methods with others? If you answered yes to all these questions, you may be the person we are looking for: Statistics Canada is developing a bank of candidates to fill statistical analyst positions in the RDCs. Applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted as positions become available. Apply online before May 31, 2019.

28 May 2018 - 3:08pm |

Census 2016: now available in the RDCs

We are pleased to inform you that data from The Census of Population - 2016 are now available to researchers with approved projects. Contact your local RDC to know more.

22 May 2018 - 5:36pm |

4th Annual Youth Science Policy Award of Excellence competition is now open

The Canadian Science Policy Centre is pleased to continue its legacy, enabling the next generation's scientists and policymakers to positively impact the Canadian science policy landscape.  If you have a creative idea for a policy or program that you would like to share with those who can make it happen, sharpen your evidence and put together an application by Friday, August 24th.  Proposals should be connected to one or more of the themes  of CSPC 2018. The winner will receive free admission to the conference, accommodation for two nights in Ottawa (November 7-9, 2018), and will have the opportunity to present their policy proposal at the conference. For more information and to apply for the award visit the CSPC website.

14 May 2018 - 5:22pm |

Asthma Hospitalizations Among Children and Youth

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) recently released a report examining asthma hospitalization by age, sex, income, location and education among children and youth at the provincial/territorial and national levels, as well as patterns over time. Using data from the Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB) (2006–2007 to 2015–2016) housed at the CIHI, as well as linked data from the 2006 Census–Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), the report shows that hospitalizations for asthma have declined significantly for both boys and girls over the past decade, and across all age groups, but that asthma continues to be one of the leading causes of hospital stays for people younger than 20, with more than 6,000 hospitalizations in 2015–2016. Moreover, children and youth living in lower-income neighbourhoods continued to experience significantly higher rates of hospitalization than those in higher-income neighbourhoods. Read the full report here.

14 May 2018 - 4:27pm |

Research Assistant – Summer job

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation is seeking a Research Assistant to join their research team working on a project aiming to better understand the challenges related to the provision of specialized services (rehabilitation and mental health/addictions support) for students who attend francophone schools. Please submit a resume with a cover letter that provides a description of your research interests and skills, explaining how they relate to SRDC’s research priorities, by Thursday, May 24, 2018.  All details available here.

8 May 2018 - 6:03pm |

Student and Postdoctoral Exchange Program

Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) requests expressions of interest from students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to participate in its Student Exchange Program, and from those who would we willing to host them. The P2P exchange program provides relocation travel funding so that students and post-doctoral fellows have opportunities to participate in new research or broaden the scope and breadth of research they already have underway; collect and/or analyze data at another university, at a settlement agency, or at a government department; and take courses at another university while also conducting research there. The due date for applications is May 28, 2018. For more details, click on the news title. 

8 May 2018 - 5:46pm |

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at StatCan

The Health Analysis Division is looking for a Post-doctoral fellow in Nutrition. The closing date to apply is May 25. All details available here

1 May 2018 - 5:38pm |

Job Opportunity

The Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria is seeking an Instructor for its online course Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modelling of Population Health Data, to be offered in May 2019. This course has already been developed, but review and minor changes of curriculum will be required prior to the course offering. This position requires extensive working knowledge of longitudinal analysis and multi-level modeling. The successful candidate will be familiar with multivariate study design and analysis methods. Interested candidate are invited to submit a résumé with a letter of intent and references by May 14.

27 April 2018 - 6:18pm |

The family gap in Canada: new study available

In a recent report published by the Cirano, Marie Connolly, Marie Mélanie Fontaine and Catherine Haeck examine the earning differentials between parents and individuals with no children in Canada using confidential microdata from the General Social Survey and the Longitudinal and International Study of Adults. Their analysis confirms that mothers earn less than women with no children but also shows that the “family gap” is generally lower for Quebec mothers than other Canadian mothers, and greater for mothers with less education and for single mothers. On the contrary, fathers enjoy a family bonus: their mean earnings is higher than that of men with no children. The study (in French) is available here.

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