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Job opportunity

The Applied Public Health Chair in Urban Interventions and Population Health is looking for a Coordinator to supervise its INTERACT research project which aims to evaluate several major urban interventions in four Canadian cities in terms of the impact on population health and health inequalities impact. The project will recruit four new cohorts, measure people with wearable sensor devices, and build a comprehensive Geographic Information System for continuous tracking of changes to the urban form. The coordinator will be responsible for the national coordination of the project and will work in close collaboration with the management team. Apply before February 13. More details here.

7 February 2017 - 4:04pm |

Call for proposals: Stories Data Tell

On April 27, the Toronto RDC will host its first Data Day event, with Dr. Valerie Tarasuk as the keynote speaker. Researchers are invited to submit a proposal by February 8. 2017. For all details, click here.

19 January 2017 - 3:12pm |

A behind-the-scenes experience on Parliament Hill

The Parliamentary Internship Programme is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 intern year. This paid, 10-month internship gives university graduates the opportunity to work for members of Parliament on both sides of the House of Commons. Apply by January 31, 2017.

16 January 2017 - 11:31am |

Canada is looking for a chief science advisor

The Canadian government invites applications to fill the new Chief science advisor position. The position is open to all Canadians. Interested candidates should apply online by January 27, 2017. To know more, read the full job description.

11 January 2017 - 2:05pm |

Another major grant for the CRDCN

We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded $5.9 million to the CRDCN over five years, 2017-2022, from its Major Science Initiatives Fund. For more details, read the news release.

9 January 2017 - 11:09am |

Postdoc opportunity

A full-time Post-doctoral fellowship for 2017-2018, with a possible extension to 2018-19, is available as part of the Productivity Partnership to develop and apply disclosure avoidance methods appropriate for complex economic microdata, in particular the use of synthetic data generation applied to longitudinal businesses, establishments, and their employees. The postdoc will work at the Centre for Data Development and Economic Research (CDER) at Statistics Canada, in Ottawa, and will be jointly supervised by Benoit Dostie (HEC), Lars Vilhuber (Cornell University) and Danny Leung (Statistics Canada). Interested candidates should apply by January 14, 2017. Click here for all details.

20 December 2016 - 10:29am |

Maximizing the value and impact of collaborative policy-relevant research

A summary of the panel discussion organized by the CRDCN on that theme at the 2016 Canadian Science Policy Conference is now available. The takeaways and recommendations are summarized on p.45 of the conference proceedings.

19 December 2016 - 1:56pm |

Pilot project in the RDCs: call for proposals

Together with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Statistics Canada is launching a pilot project that will provide access to the 2006 Census linked to the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) for 2006/07 - 2008/09. Interested researchers are invited to submit a proposals by January 31, 2017. More details about the pilot and on how to submit a proposal are available here.

14 December 2016 - 1:59pm |

Job opportunity at the Atlantic RDC

The Atlantic RDC at Dalhousie University is looking for a part time statistical assistant. See the job description for more details. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to Heather Hobson ([email protected]) by 4 PM, on December 16, 2016.

9 December 2016 - 11:54am |

In the news: second Northern site set to open soon

A new branch of the BCI RDC will open its doors in a few months at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. This new facility will be the second most northern site in the Network after Yellowknife's. In this interview to the Prince George Citizen, Academic Director Cindy Hardy explains the benefits to Northern researchers of having access to a data facilty nearby.

4 November 2016 - 4:24pm |

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