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RDC News: August 2014

Upcoming summer hours, New data sets at RDC, and Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD),

Aug 01, 2014

Upcoming summer hours - Changes to regular RDC schedule!

Because of the Mills Library summer hours during the month of August, the McMaster RDC will therefore also have reduced hours. Please note the following changes:
closed for Civic Holiday August 4th
early closing at 4:45pm Fridays until August 8th
daily closings at 4:45pm, Mondays - Fridays from August 11th - 29th the 4:45pm
closures mean there will be no extended hours from August 12th - 28th

Please consult the schedule for Mills Library for more information.

New data sets at the RDC:
In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. Please see the information below. Researchers interested in accessing these data sets are encouraged to submit proposals!

Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD)
The Canadian Survey on Disability gathers information on Canadians aged 15 and older living in the 10 provinces and 3 territories whose daily activities are hampered because of long-term conditions or health problems. This information is used to plan and evaluate services, policies and programs for those with disabilities to better enable their participation in Canadian society. The sample size was 45,443 individuals, with a 75% overall response rate. Data was collected directly from survey respondents via telephone interviews. Information collected included data on: type and severity of disabilities; help received or required; the use of assistive devices and aids; educational attainment; labour force status; accommodations and experiences at work or school; ability to get around the community; and various socio-economic indicators linked from the 2011 NHS. This data set may be of interest to researchers working in the fields of disability, equity/inclusion, and community health. The detailed information for 2012 was released in December 2013. The RDC is now accepting proposals for research involving the CSD.

For further details please go to the information page on the Canadian Survey on Disability at the Statistics Canada website: