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Catherine Haeck recipient of the emerging faculty award

Congratulations to Catherine Haeck, academic director of the CIQSS laboratory at UQÀM, who won the emerging faculty prize offered by the vice-deanship of research at EDG-UQÀM. This prize is awarded each year to a professor at the start of their career whose research program is well under way. Catherine Haeck is a shining example of this, having started in her role as professor in 2014. Specialist in the economics of education and  work, she stood out for her numerous positions in the media, always in favor of young people, toddlers, students and their success. She is a principal researcher for the competence axis at CIRANO, member of the GRIP CHU Sainte-Justine, of the Human Capital Research Group (ESG UQÀM) and researcher affiliated with the Education Policy Research Initiative. She has published in several major economic and human capital journals, in addition to having received more than $9M in research grants since 2014 (including SSHRC and FRQSC).

September 22, 2020, 05:10 PM

Thesis Defense

Congratulations to Mamadou Oury Sow, who will present his doctoral thesis, entitled "La qualité de l’emploi chez les immigrants : une analyse selon les parcours migratoires pré-Canada", on October 1st. His thesis was produced using data from the three waves of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC) carried out jointly by Statistics Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada between 2001 and 2005, and available in the CIQSS laboratories. Due to the pandemic, the thesis defense will be by invitation only.

September 22, 2020, 05:05 PM

Réaliser une analyse fondée sur le genre grâce à des données ne contenant pas de mesure du genre

L'axe Inégalités sociales de santé et équité (ISSE) du Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec vous invite à participer au webinaire " Réaliser une analyse fondée sur le genre grâce à des données ne contenant pas de mesure du genre : Une innovation pour les utilisateurs des données de l’Enquête sur la santé dans les collectivités canadiennes " qui se tiendra le 9 septembre 2020, de 12h à 13h. La présentation visera à partager de récents travaux sur le développement et la validation d’un nouvel indice composite de genre grâce aux données de l’Enquête sur la santé dans les collectivités canadiennes (ESCC). Pour plus d'information et pour vous inscrire, cliquez ici.


September 1, 2020, 11:20 AM

COVID-19 webinar series

CRDCN is proud to present a series of panel discussions related to COVID-19. This webinar series will engage CRDCN researchers, Statistics Canada subject matter experts and government policy-makers to:

  • Identify emerging questions for COVID-19 related research and corresponding data needs
  • Inform policy-making and program decisions in the immediate and mid-term
  • Facilitate collaborative research and data development to inform Canada's COVID-19 response

Register for any upcoming sessions below or review those you missed. Following the introductory session on May 14th, four additional webinars will focus on one of our strategic research areas. 

Click here to view summaries and videos


May 14 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  RESEARCH FOR POLICY - RESPONDING TO COVID-19

Anil Arora, Statistics Canada, Chief Statistician of Canada
Andrew Bjerring, CRDCN, Chair of the Board
Rodney Ghali, Privy Council Office, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet
Céline Le Bourdais, McGill University, Distinguished James McGill Professor of Sociology and Vice-Chair of the CRDCN Board

May 25 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  INCOME AND EMPLOYMENT

Andrew Heisz, Statistics Canada, Director - Centre for Income and Socioeconomic Wellbeing
Kevin Milligan, University of British Columbia, Professor of Economics
Louis Morel, Employment and Social Development Canada, Director General - Economic Policy
Mikal Skuterud, University of Waterloo, Professor of Economics


Alexandra Blair, Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto), Postdoctoral Researcher
Marc Frenette, Statistics Canada, Assistant Director and Research Manager - Social Analysis and Modelling Division
Catherine Haeck, Université du Québec à Montréal, Associate Professor of Economics
Cindy Perry, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (Ontario), Director - Policy Research and Analysis Branch

 May 27 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  IMMIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT

Monica Boyd, University of Toronto, Professor of Sociology
Jeslyn Thibedeau, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Assistant Director - Outcomes Analysis Unit
Ted McDonald, University of New Brunswick, Professor of Economics
Li Xue, Statistics Canada, Director - Social Analysis and Modelling Division


Tracie Afifi, University of Manitoba, Professor of Community Health Sciences
Julie Bernier, Statistics Canada, Director - Health Analysis Division
David Green, University of British Columbia, Professor of Economics
Rhonda Kropp, Public Health Agency of Canada, Assistant Vice President - Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch

This event is presented in partnership with Statistics Canada


June 7, 2020, 03:31 PM

Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC) Alternatives: Conducting Research During COVID-19

This webinar will be of particular interest to graduate students and faculty - please share widely within your institutions!

Recent physical distancing protocols pertaining to the COVID-19 Pandemic have meant that RDC researchers need to find alternative ways of carrying out their research. This webinar will be of interest to graduate students, librarians, faculty and researchers. The Real Time Remote Access (RTRA) program offers one alternative way to access confidential Statistics Canada data. Other options include using the Statistics Canada public use files and analyzing data from other sources.

The presenters will discuss the differences between the data that can be accessed through the RTRA vs. the RDC. RTRA data is a very useful option for some types of questions but also has some important limitations. In addition, they will highlight alternative sources of data from the U.S. and elsewhere that are similar to the Statistics Canada master datasets. These may be particularly useful for graduate students who may not be able to wait for the RDC to re-open but who need to conduct analyses that are more sophisticated than what the RTRA or public use files will permit.


Elizabeth Hill has been a data librarian at Western University since 1998. She has served as Chair of the Statistics Canada`'s Professional Development Committee of the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), and is currently a member of the DLI External Advisory Committee, representing Ontario. She has also been a member of Portage Training Expert subgroups, RDM 101 and Repositories 101. She has presented at IASSIST on topics related to data access, data portals and training.

Kristi Thompson has been the research data management librarian at Western University since 2019, and previously held positions as data librarian at the University of Windsor and as a data specialist at Princeton University. Her involvement with Portage includes participating on the FRDR Policy and User Experience working groups and the Dataverse North Policy working group. She co-edited the book Databrarianship: the Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice for ACRL and has published on topics ranging from international data sources to aboriginal sports practices.


Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Register for this webinar

May 11, 2020, 09:59 AM

COVID-19-related Research Proposal

Statistics Canada is evaluating proposals to grant some researchers remote access to confidential data for COVID-19 research that will yield short-term deliverables for government policy and program decisions. Proposals must include at least one letter of support from a senior official responsible for COVID-19 policy or program making (e.g., provincial Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, etc.)

In order to be considered, the project outlined in the research proposal must:

1. clearly support COVID-19 decision-making in the immediate term; and

2. provide results in an appropriate form for policy and decision-making (e.g., journal article published next year is not appropriate for the proposal).

All proposals will be reviewed by a management review committee at Statistics Canada that will provide recommendations to the Chief Statistician of Canada. If your proposal meets the criteria described above, please submit a preliminary research proposal to Gabrielle BeaudoinDirector General, Data Access and Dissemination at Statistics Canada.

See the template for a proposal below:

April 29, 2020, 12:12 PM