York’s Statistics Canada Research Data Centre officially opens tomorrow afternoon

To celebrate the opening of the York University Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC) in York Lanes, members of the York community are invited to a symposium, reception and open house tomorrow afternoon from 1 to 4pm, with the symposium starting at 1pm, followed by the reception and open house at 3pm. The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning about the Statistics Canada Research Data Centre and the superlative survey data it houses. (For more details on the RDC, see YFile, Nov. 14, 2008.)

The new RDC brings together social researchers from multiple disciplines and is managed by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at York. The RDC is equipped with eight workstations, offices for Statistics Canada staff and a meeting room for research teams and classes of up to 15 people.

The symposium features a series of talks by RDC researchers: 

  • Statistics Canada RDC manager, Gustave Goldmann, on the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada.
  • Michael Ornstein, director, ISR, on the census.
  • Glenn Stalker, associate director, ISR, on the General Social Surveys, and particularly the four Time Use surveys.
  • York researchers Hien Nguyen, Jennine Rawana and Ashley Morgan on the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth and Tony Fang on the Workplace and Employee Survey.
  • U of T researcher and RDC statistical assistant Carmina Ng on the Aboriginal Peoples Survey.

The RDC provides access to the master files of Statistics Canada’s premiere longitudinal surveys, including the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth and the National Population Health Survey and the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics, as well as major cross-sectional surveys and the censuses. For more information, visit the RDC Web site.  

This event is co-hosted by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation and the Institute for Social Research.

Click here to register for the open house and to find more information on RDC.