As part of the Canadian Sociological Association annual meeting, Linda Gerber is organizing an applied sociology session on issues faced by Aboriginal peoples, including but not limited to the areas of health, family, education, employment, substance abuse, governance, arrest and incarceration, racism and discrimination. Research may involve collaboration with Aboriginal communities or organizations or may be based on independent data collection or on surveys conducted by Statistics Canada. The underlying goal is to inform public policy. The deadline to submit a proposal is February 2.
Ten Young Professionals: Ten months on Parliament Hill: Don’t miss the opportunity! The Parliamentary Internship Programme is an initiative of the Canadian Political Science Association delivered in cooperation with the House of Commons. It gives you the opportunity to work and study on Parliament Hill from September to June, with a $23,000 stipend. You are a university graduate, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and under 35 years old? Apply by January 31.
To increase the accessibility of the Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Survey data, the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, in conjunction with Statistics Canada, is conducting a pilot project whereby UCR hate crime data for 2010, 2011, and 2012 will be placed in a select number of RDCs. To take part in this pilot project, researchers are invited to submit a proposal by February 26. Details and selection criteria are available here.