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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.

2018 International Methodology Symposium : call for papers

Statistics Canada is soliciting contributed papers examining methodological issues related to the use of multiple sources of data, as part of its 2018 International Methodology Symposium, "Combine to Conquer: Innovations in the Use of Multiple Sources of Data," that will be held in Ottawa, next November. Interested researchers should submit a proposal by May 11, 2018.  Selected contributors must submit the final version of their presentation by September 7, and the final paper by January 11, 2019.

13 April 2018 - 5:36pm |

QICSS summer school: register now

This year, QICSS summer school proposes 12 different modules, including week-long methodological courses, one-day data seminars and introductory level software workshops. The complete program and registration is available on its website

4 April 2018 - 6:14pm |

New pilot in the RDCs: call for proposals

As part of a new pilot project in the RDCs, Statistics Canada invites research proposals to use the University and College Academic Staff System (UCASS) data base for 1970 to 2010. The UCASS collects data on a wide range of socioeconomic characteristics that provide a detailed portrait of full-time university academic staff in Canada. The pilot project aims to evaluate and improve confidentiality vetting rules and the documentation for researchers. Proposals are to be submitted by April 13. Read the call for all details.

22 March 2018 - 6:22pm |

New data set now available

The Survey of Household Spending - 2015 is now available in the RDCs. This survey primarily collects detailed information on household expenditures. It also collects information about the annual income of household members (from personal income tax data), demographic characteristics of the household, certain dwelling characteristics (e.g., type, age and tenure) and certain information on household equipment (e.g., electronics and communications equipment).

8 March 2018 - 9:09pm |

Pilot project with business data: call for proposals

As part of a new pilot project in the RDCs, Statistics Canada is inviting research proposals to use the T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program (LEAP). The T2-LEAP is an enterprise-level database that contains key information on firm entry and exit, demographics, finances, and performance. This dataset has been used to study to study issues such as employment and business dynamics, industry turnover, productivity growth, high-growth firms, and firm financing, survival and performance. Proposals will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis until April 30. Read the call for proposals for all details.

2 March 2018 - 1:47pm |

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