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The Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria is seeking an instructor for the Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis program. This program is offered exclusively ONLINE using the learning management system MOODLE. The Instructor will teach PHDA05, Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modelling of Population Health Data.
20 July 2018 - 2:29pm |

In Memoriam Robert H McNutt

It is with great sadness that we learned that Bob McNutt passed away on June 23. As the Executive Director of the CRDCN from 2010 to 2016, Bob was highly respected as a wise, experienced and congenial leader who leaves a strong legacy both for our Network and for the Canadian academic community at large.  In recognition of Bob’s many contributions to McMaster University, campus flags will be at half-mast today. The Bob McNutt Student Award has been established in his memory, and donations are welcome. Click here to read the testimonial prepared by his friend and colleague Byron Spencer. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

28 June 2018 - 11:24am |

Public lecture: Promoting Evidence-based Public Health

On Thursday July 10th from 14:00-16:00, the PROSPERED Project at McGill University will host a public lecture - "Promoting Evidence-Based Public Health: Obstacles and Opportunities. 

27 June 2018 - 7:58pm |

Invitation to comment on draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

The Research Data community is invited to comment on the draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy, which aims to support Canadian research excellence.  Share your feedback by email before August 31, 2018. All details are available here. 

18 June 2018 - 5:42pm |

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Nipissing University invites applications for a 24-month Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will work with Dr. David Zarifa in the areas of sociology of education, social inequality, migration, and rural sociology. Candidates must have methodological expertise and be familiar with advanced quantitative research methods and statistics, including longitudinal data analysis. Experience working with large-scale survey data, complex survey designs, and administrative data sets in a RDC are assets. Review of applications will begin June 25, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Read the job description here.

14 June 2018 - 9:12am |

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 |

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