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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 |

Census micro-data – exploiting their potential

Census micro-data now accessible through the RDC network.  Learn more about their potential at a day-long conference organized by the QICSS on Tuesday, 6 May 2008 in Quebec city – as part of the 76th ACFAS Meetings. Researchers will discuss the insights offered by census micro-data on topics ranging from linguistic minorities to income inequalities to historical demography, and talk about new methods and approaches for analysing these data. More information.

21 April 2008 - 12:00am |

QICSS Graduate Course at McGill

NEW GRADUATE COURSE OFFERED IN 2008-2009 Informing Social Policy with Canadian Data

For detailed information:


15 April 2008 - 12:00am |

Clinical Depression in Canada

Several researchers across Canada use health survey data available in RDCs to study the epidemiology of major depression. In this first CRDCN synthesis, Scott B. Patten and Heather Juby summarize and anlyze the key findings from this research: A Profile of Clinical Depression in Canada is available for download here.

2 April 2008 - 12:00am |