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RDC News: October 2015

October hour changes, citizenship and immigration Canada (CIC) data pilot project, aboriginal people's survey - pilot project 2015, and a healthcare analytics networking event.

Oct 01, 2015

October hours changes:
Extended hours will return again in October, starting on Tuesday the 6th. As before, they will run every Tuesday and Thursday until 8:30pm. The exception will be during the week of Thanksgiving - due to the fall break and the library closing early that week, there will be N£) extended hours on Tues. Oct. 13th and Thurs. Oct. 15th. The RDC will close early, at 4:45pm, that entire week.

Please note that the RDC will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day - Monday October 12th. Please consult the schedule for Mills Library for more information.

Calls for Proposals: 2 calls for proposals for the following data sets are attached to this email:

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Data Pilot Project: 
The CIC Permanent Resident Landing data contains information on client origins, education, occupation, age and more, from 2003-201 3. For more information on the data files, visit Proposals will be assessed as they are received. They should follow the 'project proposal template' found at: Please submit proposals by October 28, 2015. See the attached pdf for further details. 

Aboriginal Peoples Survey - Pilot Project - Fall 2015
In order to increase awareness of the research potential of the APS, financial support is being offered to analyze the 201 2 APS. Up to 6 grants (a minimum of $5,600 to a maximum of $9,000) will be awarded to cover research expenses.

The 2012 APS emphasized education and economic outcomes and contains unique data not available from any other sources. More information on this data can be found at

Proposals should follow the 'project proposal template' found at: Please submit proposals by November 1, 2015. See the attached pdf for further details.

Healthcare Analytics Networking Event
A former RDC researcher now working at IBM has let us know about a networking session offered alongside Newcomp Analytics. It will be held in Toronto this November. Researchers working with healthcare data may be interested in attending this upcoming event. Also, if any researchers have external non-RDC data that would be complementary to IBM/Newcomp's currently held data, they have offered to provide the output/results of analysis in exchange for its use. If this is something you are interested in, please contact Rebecca Twose at IBM ( or Erica Dale at Newcomp ( for further details and information.