The 2013 Health Data Users Conference will be held in Ottawa next September on “Methods, Measures and Meaning: Making the Most of Health Data”. You are invited to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation by April 12. Visit the conference website for more details.
Western University and the Quebec Interuniversity Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS) both offers summer schools this year, including introductory and advanced courses. All details and registration available on the UWO and QICSS websites.
Our next webinar featuring Ted McDonald, will take place on March 27 at 1 pm (ET). Using the Canadian census files and the US graduates survey, he will examine why many immigrants with medical degrees are not working as physicians in Canada. His findings suggest that the points-based approach in place in Canada is an important limitation to address labour shortages in regulated occupations such as medicine. More details and registration here.
This one-year post-doc is a great opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in spatial epidemiology, micro-simulation, Aboriginal health, demography, or economics within an environment that is rich with mentoring and training opportunities. From March 15, the deadline has been extended to March 22: details available here.
Gender is probably one of the key variables considered in social statistics research. To mark the International Women’s Day, we’d like to point out the work of a few researchers that more specifically examined the situation of Canadian women and who recently presented their results at our Annual conference: Carole Vincent examined income inequality between gender, Tammy Schirle the participation of mothers to the labour market and Lori Curtis the feminization of poverty, while Richard Mueller addressed the situation of same sex couples. You can watch their presentations on our Youtube page or download their PPt presentations in our KT Corner. Happy Women’s day!
Manitobans from across the province are invited to participate in the consultation on the All Aboard strategy on poverty reduction and social inclusion adopted last year. Meetings will be held in March in Winnipeg, Brandon, Gimli, Dauphin, The Pas and Thompson. All details available here. (source: PolicyMonitor.ca)
If you missed it, the audio recording of the webinar featuring Scott Patten on major depression epidemiology as well as his PowerPoint presentation are now available in our KT Corner. We also invite you to read the knowledge synthesis he wrote with Heather Juby on the same topic.
On the occasion of its official inauguration, the Centre on Population Dynamics at McGill University invites you to come and listen to Gary King, Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University, who will be giving a talk on “Big Data Is Not About The Data!” The event will take place on March 1, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m at the McGill Faculty Club (3450 McTavish). A reception will follow. Entrance is free but reservation is required. Contact Geneviève Brunet-Gauthier at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
ARIMA is offering a 12-month postdoctoral fellowship of $32,000 to promote and support the training of a young researcher who has completed or will soon complete his or her doctoral studies in the social sciences or health care sector. Applications must be submitted no later than March 6. All details available here.
Our next webinar will be held on February 15 at 1:00 pm. Jean-Michel Billette will review the body of evidence from Canadian studies using microdata files to examine the determinants and correlates of obesity, as well as its social and health-related consequences. He will also discuss the relevance of public policies passed over the past few years to address this epidemics in light of these findings. You can register by clicking here.