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RDC News: October 2018

October hours and Saturday extended hours, and the availability of a new data set.

Sep 25, 2018

RDC News: September 2018

September hours changes/closures, a national policy challenge, and the availability of a new data set.

Aug 28, 2018

RDC News: August 2018

Summer hours changes/closures and the availability of a new data set.

Jul 26, 2018

RDC News: July 2018

July hours and the availability of a new data set.

Jun 26, 2018

RDC News: June 2018

June hours and Saturday extended hours, a call for proposals for the 2018 CRDCN conference, and the availability of a new data set.

May 29, 2018

CRDCN 2018 National Conference in Hamilton in October: call for proposals is now live

The CRDCN 2018 National conference will be held in Hamilton on October 18 & 19. The Organizing committee is now accepting proposals; the deadline is June 15th.

May 15, 2018

RDC News: May 2018

May hours and holiday closures, and the availability of a new data set.

Apr 26, 2018

RDC News: April 2018

April hours and holiday closures, upcoming CRESS Research in Focus series talks, and the availability of a new data set.

Mar 27, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Gerjan Altenburg

A PhD candidate in the Department of Religious Studies, Gerjan is especially interested in Buddhism and East Asian Religions. He is creating a series of infographics presenting a map of the intertexuality of some Buddhist monastic commentaries found within the Tibetan Buddhist Canon. Gerjan says that “this project will be helpful to scholars and translators working on Buddhist monastic literature in the Canon.” Gerjan is sponsored by Dr. Shayne Clarke.

Mar 21, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Farhana Khanam

Farhana Khanam is an Economics student specializing in econometrics and health economics. Because Farhana is currently working at the RDC, she is able to use data from Statistics Canada for all three chapters of her Ph.D. dissertation, which examines different aspects of access and utilization of health by immigrants to Canada. She is supervised by Dr. Arthur Sweetman.

Mar 14, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Marcel Goguen

Political Science Ph.D. Candidate, Marcel Goguen, explains that a recent increase in large data projects has caused an increase in 'datafication', which is the process of transforming activities into data. Goguen's research examines how “big data functions in practice and how it, and the 'datafication' it entails, is in the process of changing how human beings interact, form groups, and organize themselves.”

Mar 08, 2018

Call for Proposals - UCASS Academic Staff Survey Data (1970 to 2010)

A call for proposals to the University and College Academic Staff System (UCASS) data base for 1970 to 2010 / Data Pilot Project has been released.

Mar 08, 2018

Call for Proposals - Economic Research using T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program in the RDCs

A call for proposals for Economic Research using T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program in the Research Data Centres has been released.

Mar 01, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Tomislav Filipovic

Supervised by Dr. Paul Glavin, Tomislav will be conducting a study that investigates the factors associated with whether an individual remains self-employed over time, or transitions to wage work or unemployment. Tomislav's research asks the question, "under what conditions are self-employment patterns indicative of the spread of precarious work versus growing entrepreneurialism in Canada?" His research would build upon previous work to determine what factors cause a transition from self-employment to wage work or unemployment.

Feb 28, 2018

RDC News: March 2018

March hours, upcoming CRESS Research in Focus series talks, and the availability of a new data set.

Feb 27, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Allison Leanage

Sponsored and supervised by Dr. Marisa Young, Allison has been a research assistant at McMaster University and collaborated with Dr. John Fox on an article titled ‘R and the Journal of Statistical Software’. Allison is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Sociology.

Feb 21, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Shaun Shaikh

Shaun is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics. Part of his thesis investigates the analysis of trends in health data under non-classical measurement error using a novel approach combining the presence of multiple cross-validating diagnostic codes and advanced methods in the econometrics of partial identification. Through CRESS, Shaun hopes to “network with empirical researchers in the broader social sciences that can introduce me to other interesting and useful areas of application for my current and future research interests.”

Feb 14, 2018

Introducing CRESS Fellow - Daina Stanley

Daina aims to contribute to CRESS by partaking in various workshops and seminars, as well as giving a presentation about her innovative approach to penology. Being someone who is committed to the health and well-being of imprisoned communities, Dania says that her “dissertation fieldwork experience crystallized her determination to become an academic researcher working to bring about meaningful change in the lives of marginalized communities.”

Feb 07, 2018

McMaster-Led Network is Awarded $1.1 Million by Ontario Research Fund

The Ontario Research Fund (ORF) has awarded $1.1 million to the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) which is hosted by McMaster University.

Feb 01, 2018

RDC News: February 2018

February hours, an offer of office space for PhD students, and the availability of a new data set.

Jan 25, 2018

Research in Focus Series 2018

A series of lunchtime conversations for students, faculty members & staff focused on community-based research, knowledge mobilization, and research data & its management, organized by the Centre for Research in Empirical Social Sciences. Bring your lunch & CRESS will provide drinks & dessert.

Dec 27, 2017