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Health over the Life Course: Call for papers (deadline May 8th)

Come and share your research at our annual conference, hosted in 2009 by the University of Western Ontario, on the theme of Health over the Life Course

Call for Papers

21 April 2009 - 10:54am |

Post-doctoral Fellowship - Social Statistics and Family Change

Candidates with a strong background in the analysis of family changes in Western societies are invited to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship at the Canada Research Chair in Social Statistics and Family Change.

5 March 2009 - 4:54pm |

Workshop on Statistical Modelling of Complex Hierarchical Data at CRISP RDC

Registration is now open for a three-day statistical modelling (including HLM) workshop to be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 28-30, 2009.

Run by Dr. J. Douglas Willms, this course aims to familiarize participants with analytic techniques appropriate for analyses of hierarchically structured data, such as data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY).

27 February 2009 - 11:06am |

Western Summer Institute on Longitudinal Data Analysis

Registration is now open for the Western Summer Institute on Longitudinal Data Analysis on May 19-23.

Click here for more information and to find out about student funding towards tuition costs and accommodation.

19 February 2009 - 4:10pm |

2009 QICSS Summer School

Eight intensive training workshops in Montreal at the Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS)

16 February 2009 - 5:03pm |

Health over the Life Course - call for papers for our 7th annual conference

The University of Western Ontario RDC is hosting our 7th annual conference on the theme: Health over the Life Course, on October 15 and 16, 2009 in London, Ontario.

The theme covers both lifecourse analyses of factors affecting health and analyses of health issues at given developmental stages. Researchers are invited to submit proposals by 8 May 2009.

See the call for papers for further information.

12 December 2008 - 12:00am |

Socio-economic Conference 2009 - submit a proposal

The call for papers is out for Statistics Canada's 2009 Socio-economic Conference (May 4-5) - deadline January 12th 2009.

These annual conferences give RDC users the opportunity to disseminate research findings within Ottawa's policy community while forging closer links with Statistics Canada analysts and methodologists.

4 December 2008 - 12:00am |

Caring for the care-givers

Men with dementia are in poorer health than women with dementia, yet their caregivers – usually their wives – get fewer home services than those who care for women with dementia, according to a recent analysis of CCHS data by Dorothy Forbes and colleagues at the University of Western Ontario's School of Nursing.

Family caregivers, especially wives, are particularly vulnerable to poor health. Providing good home care services will avoid the more costly alternative of premature institutionalization.

18 September 2008 - 12:00am |

Computer use in schools: Bridging the gap or increasing the inequalities?

“Is there ever going to be a time when we stop and they catch up?” Just one of the questions raised by a Nova Scotian high school student in this thought-provoking 34-minute documentary on Technology Access and Use in High Schools: the Pitfalls and Promises. 

27 May 2008 - 12:00am |

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