Research highlight: Unique challenges of Canada’s North require unique fiscal arrangements | Fellow Christopher Yurris
2022-23 CAnD3 Fellow Christopher Yurris recently co-authored a piece in Policy Options on fiscal federalism in Canada’s three territories.
Research Highlight: County-level opioid prescribing is largely shaped by healthcare availability | 2021-22 Fellow Feinuo Sun
2021-22 CAnD3 Fellow Feinuo Sun recently published her first dissertation paper in Social Science & Medicine. This is among the first studies examining the opioid crisis in the U.S. from a spatiotemporal perspective. The paper examines how rurality impacts the prescription of opioids across U.S. counties, using a spatiotemporal dataset (2006-2018) from a variety of national data sources, such as the U.S.
Research Highlight: Better satisfaction with aging could improve health and well-being | 2021-22 Fellow Julia Nakamura
New research from 2021-22 CAnD3 Fellow Julia Nakamura and colleagues finds that higher satisfaction with aging could lead to improved health and well-being outcomes.
2021-22 CAnD3 Fellow Sofia Gil-Clavel recently published her second dissertation paper on whether older adults use social media to maintain friendships. Using data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) and Facebook, the paper found that digital relationships may compensate for the lack of offline social networks among older migrants.
2020-21 CAnD3 fellow Daniel Tingskou' s winning submission to the 2021 Jack Boan Student Essay Competition explores the effects of a 2005 Ontario tax policy on the interprovincial migration of physicians in Canada.
Memory disorders and their spouse carers on influencing formal care | Mari Aaltonen & Anne Martin-MatthewsExperiences of people with memory disorders and their spouse carers on influencing formal care: “They ask my wife questions that they should ask me”
Postdoctoral research position: Cross-national Demography of Family Structure, Aging, and Health | University of Western Ontario
Dr. Rachel Margolis, Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, and Dr. Ashton Verdery, Department of Sociology and Criminology at the Pennsylvania State University, invite applications for a postdoctoral scholar in Sociology and Demography.
Vaccines give long-term care crisis a brief reprieve, but cannot stand as the solution | The Hill Times
CAnD3 team member Janice Keefe discusses why long-term care in Canada is unjust and unsustainable and why it needs serious reform instead of returning to 'normal'. In this light, Dr. Keefe argues that the vaccine is only a reprieve.
CAnD3 Director Amélie Quesnel-Vallée and Jaunathan Bilodeau discuss the differential effect the pandemic has had on men and women and the utility of a deliberate focus on the gendered experience in helping to reduce inequality.
Presentation by team member Anna Zajacova and trainee Anthony Jehn on health behaviour changes during the pandemic
CAnD3 team member Anna Zajacova, trainee Anthony Jehn, and colleagues will be discussing their recent paper on changes in health behaviours during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated socio-demographic disparities in a webinar series from the
CAnD3 trainee Anthony Jehn was featured in a CBC article about his recent paper with CAnD3 team member Anna Zajacova analyzing Statistics Canada data to assess the demographic groups willing or unwilling to follow public health precautions to prevent COVID-19.
Mental Health and Economic Concerns from March to May during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada: Insights from an Analysis of Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys
Application deadline: January 20, 2021
The Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta is home to two vibrant undergraduate programs: a BA major in Sociology and a BA in Criminology. The position will report to the Chair, and work closely with the Associate Chair (Undergraduate), Associate Chair (Graduate) and the Director of the Certificate in Applied Social Science Research.
Postdoctoral position: How Approaches to Care Shape the Pathways of Older Adult Home Care Clients | MSVU
The project is seeking applications for postdoctoral positions available during 2021-2023. Potentially two positions are available.
The purpose of the How Approaches to Care Shape the Pathways of Older Adult Home Care Clients research project is to understand how policy, practice and decision-making shape a client’s journey through the home care system. This project is using a mixed-methods approach to achieve its objective.