Is Denmark a model to follow when it comes to using administrative data for research purposes? Thirteen researchers from Quebec including colleagues from QICSS argue yes. Read their view in this op ed piece published in Le Devoir.
Is there a digital divide in Canada? Michael Haight, researcher at UWORDC, used the 2010 Canadian Internet Use Survey to investigate this question. His findings were recently reported in the London Free Press and will be the topic of a luncheon on December 12.
Researcher Miles Corak proposes a critical analysis and opens the debates in the most recent issue of the magazine Policy Options: Now that budget-strapped Statistics Canada is abandoning some of its longitudinal studies, should we hand responsibility for managing these surveys to institutions with a longer time horizon than governments as it is done elsewhere? Read his view here.
Vass Bednar and Mark Stabile, two long-time Toronto RDC researchers, wrote an excellent op-ed piece in yesterday's edition of the Toronto Star about the decision to end several key longitudinal surveys. Read their analysis by clicking this link.
One year later, the decision to abolish the mandatory long-form census still raises concerns among researchers. Recently, two panels were organized to discuss next steps. One at the Acfas meeting by the QICSS and the other at the Congress of Humanities by the Canadian Association of Geographers and the Canadian Population Society. A summary report of the QICSS panel will be available in a forthcoming book but you can now read a summary article published in University Affairs about the second panel as well as Rod Beaujot’s presentation about “Why we still need a census”.
On May 29, CRDCN KT Coordinator Sarah Fortin was invited to talk to graduate students at the Canadian Population Society Graduate Research Development Conference, during Congress 2012 of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Waterloo. To download her PowerPoint presentation and learn more about the Network and the challenges raised by knowledge transfer, click here.
On March 26, CRDCN principal investigator Byron Spencer was invited to participate in the British Academy’s conference on Quantitative Skills: Learning Lessons from Overseas. To know more about the Network and its main achievements over a decade of existence, we invite you to consult his PowerPoint presentation.
Last November, Canada's Chief Statistician Emeritus, Dr. Ivan P. Fellegi, received the Confederation Centre of the Arts' Symons Medal and gave the 9th national Symons Lecture on the State of Canadian Confederation. Click on the title to listen to his analysis of the census controversy.
We write on behalf of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network to express our concern about the recent decision to cancel the mandatory long-form questionnaire as part of the 2011 Census of Population.