CRDCN 2018: Building an Inclusive, Prosperous and Healthy Canada: What Can We Learn From the Data?
October 18 & 19, 2018 ‐ Hamilton, Ontario
Over the past 18 years, the CRDCN has provided researchers with high‐quality data to help inform policy‐making designed to improve the life of Canadians. This year, the annual Network conference invites papers from those who have used an RDC or other large‐scale survey or administrative data sources to improve our understanding of Canada's diverse society. This year features keynote speakers Matthew Mendelsohn, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Results & Delivery), Government of Canada and Nicole Fortin, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia.
A new satellite branch of the Manitoba Research Data Center is now open at the Fort Garry Campus. Located in the Helen Glass Center for Nursing, this new branch is equipped with four workstations to enable researchers to access their approved projects on the main University of Manitoba Campus. Please visit the satellite’s page for additional information.
The following courses are offered by the University of Manitoba faculty and therefore, may not be available every year. Please check with the department to confirm course availability.
RDC Research Methods Course (FMLY 7510 / 7520)
This is a course taught by Dr. Shahin Shooshtari which centres around learning about Statistics Canada surveys, their design, and appropriate analytical methods. Students write a proposal and produce a term paper using data at the Manitoba RDC, with the intention that this term paper can be developed into a journal article or used as part of an MA thesis or PhD dissertation. Students should contact Dr. Shooshtari for more information.
A number of $5000 grants are awarded to graduate students who are using one or more Statistics Canada databases available at the RDC. Interested students/fellows must submit the following documents:
- A description of the research project, with details on the research question, methodology used, the dataset to be accessed, and when the planned research will take place
- A current transcript
- A letter of support from the supervisor
- A cover letter, with contact information
The call for proposals occurs in February. Please contact the Manitoba RDC if you have any questions.Recent RDC Graduate Award Winners: