CRDCN 2017 National Conference: The many faces of inequality: from measurement to policy
The 2017 national conference is hosted by QICSS/McGill in Montreal, QC from November 14-15th, 2017.
This year, the CRDCN annual conference will examine some of these persistent issues by focusing on the many faces of inequality in Canada. We invite contributions addressing contemporary challenges as well as historical legacies, including but not limited to the following topics: Indigenous peoples’ health and well-being, income and poverty, educational opportunities, immigrants’ outcomes, gender disparities, and health gradients. The annual conference is an opportunity to showcase research based on RDC data and to discuss the policy implications of that research. By focusing on inequality, we aim to provide evidence that will contribute to the adoption of policies ensuring equality of opportunity, if not of outcomes
Courses at the Manitoba RDC:
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:
1. 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
2. A current transcript
3. A letter of support from the supervisor
4. 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:
Mina Alizadehdaneshpour - A dynamic analysis of diabetes and employment in Canada
Brian Csupak - An examination of the co-occurrence and correlates of chronic pain and generalised anxiety disorder in the Canadian population
Mohamed Ebeid - The effect of retirement on health and health behaviour in Canada: Evidence from national population