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(December 2018) The Higher Education Council of Ontario releases the study “Education and labour market impacts of the future to discover project:summary and key findings”  

Since 2003, SRDC is running the Future to Discover project to look at ways of reducing barriers faced by underrepresented students in the pursuit of higher education. This study, whose findings were part of the 2018 CLEF conference unveil some preliminary answers to the question: ‘How much of a difference will PSE make to the lives of youth who will not go if we do not intervene?’

(October, 2018) The Research Initiative on Education and Skills (RIES) is issuing a Call for Proposals on projects related to skills education and skills development. 

The Mowat Centre and the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario have partnered to implement the Research Initiative on Education and Skills (RIES). The purpose of this initiative is to provide researchers access to a dedicated team of data technicians to work with Statistics Canada data and produce research that contributes to public policy development. An honorarium will be paid to successful collaborators.

For more information, please visit https://mowatcentre.ca/call-for-proposals-skills-education-and-skills-development/

Questions may be directed to Brad Seward, Practice Lead, at b.seward@mowatcentre.ca

Le Centre Mowat et le Conseil ontarien de la qualité de l’enseignement supérieur se sont associés pour mettre en œuvre l’Initiative de recherche sur l’enseignement et les compétences (IREC). Cette initiative a pour but de permettre aux chercheurs d’avoir accès à une équipe spécialisée de techniciens de données afin de travailler avec les données de Statistique Canada et de produire des recherches qui contribuent à l’élaboration des politiques publiques. Une rétribution sera versée aux collaborateurs dont la candidature aura été retenue.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter le site https://mowatcentre.ca/call-for-proposals-skills-education-and-skills-development/

Les questions peuvent être adressées à Brad Seward, chef de la pratique, à b.seward@mowatcentre.ca

(June 3 2018) Ross Finnie, Richard Mueller and Arthur Sweetman invite you to attend EPRI’s Annual Meeting at the CEA conference in Montreal

The EPRI meeting will follow the final EPRI “policy panel” session, which will focus on the release by Statistics Canada of the Education Longitudinal Linkage Platform (ELLP), which links PSE administrative data for all PSE students at all PSE institutions in each province on a year by year basis to individuals’ tax files. The ELLP will be much like the PSE-tax linked datasets EPRI has been working with the last few years on a pilot project basis (see http://www.epri.ca/tax-linkage).

Check the EPRI program here

This is a great chance to learn about the potential for EPRI and EPRI’s Research Fellows to be involved in the use of the ELLP both at the national level and potentially at any regional research hubs that are established.

Please RSVP to John Sergeant (jsergeant@irpe-epri.ca) and Michael Dubois (mdubois@irpe-epri.ca) of EPRI if you think you may be attending.

(March 2018) QICSS International Conference 2018

Quebec Inter-University Center for Social Statistics has launched a call for proposals for the upcoming conference on immigration:  IMMIGRATION’S IMPACT, IMMIGRANTS’ OUTCOMES:  NEW RESULTS USING BUSINESS AND SOCIAL DATA 

The conference will take place in Montreal on October 11-12, 2018 and welcomes two internationally renown keynote speakers, David Card (Berkeley) and Richard Alba (CUNY).

The CFP is now open here (till April 20th)

 

 (October 2017) Board member Ana Ferrer becomes IZA Research Fellow

 

(April 2017) Board member Mikal Skuterud becomes IZA Research Fellow 

 

 (September 2016) CLEF researcher, Krishna Pendakur is awarded the Mackenzie King Chair in Canadian studies 

The Canada Program at the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs selects distinguished visiting Canadian researchers to visit Harvard University. Krishna will teach courses that will focus on Canadian content and conduct a seminar series inviting Canadian scholars and experts in the field. He will also lead a conference on Aboriginal peoples’ economic issues at Harvard University in 2017. Good luck Krishna!

(June 2016) Board member Tammy Schirle becomes a Research Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute

The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. Tammy’s appointment recognizes her insightful research on retirement decisions, social policy and the role of women in Canada’s labour market. Follow her work here

 (June 2016) Board member Fabian Lange is awarded the John Rae prize in Economics

The CEA offers the Rae Prize every two years. The Prize, named after John Rae, is intended to recognize research excellence in the recent past and has a cash value of $10,000. Congratulations Fabian!

(April 2016) CLEF researchers looks into details of the gender wage gap

“The gender wage gap and returns to skills: Evidence from Ontario”, co-authored by Arcila-Vasquez, Ferrer and Schirle, explores the occupational gap within industries in Ontario. A timely publication for Equal Pay Day! Read the full report here