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The 2022-23 CAnD3 Annual Report is here!

2023-2024 Training year events


2024 CAnD3 Keynote Address

Structural inequities in health: Looking back and to the future

June 3, 2024 (Hybrid event)

We are excited to welcome you to the 2024 CAnD3 Keynote Address! This hybrid event is the culmination of the 2023-2024 Training Program. CAnD3 is thrilled to have two amazing speakers, Dr. Siddiqi and Dr. Carabali, joining us for what will be a great Keynote Address. We are also excited to host for the first time the Dragon's Den finals in person where the finalists from the 2023/2024 cohort will compete for the grand prize! The Fellows will also give us a glimpse on their work done in data-driven decision making alongside our incredible partners. This will be a moment to celebrate the past four cohorts of CAnD3 Fellows from 2020 to 2024 and welcome the incoming cohort for 2024/2025.

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Start Generating: Harnessing Generative Artificial Intelligence for Sociological Research

May 8, 2023, 12:00 to 13:00 (Online event)

This session will speak on the development of Generative Artificial Intelligence(GAI), for example how ChatGPT has raised significant public debate. He will particularly focus on the applications of the technologies as methods for sociological inquiry and examine potential applications in three different areas including computational, experimental and qualitative research.

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Loneliness Trajectories and Transitions Among Older Adults Around the World

April 10, 2023, 12:00 to 13:00 (Online event)

This session will speak on speak on adult loneliness as a social problem and how this problem has been a growing point of concern for policymakers around the world. This talk will focus on investigating typical life events among individuals in our target age range, such as shifts in relationships, living arrangements, employment status, and health. Some of Professor Margolis's current research examines how family dynamics shape population change and she is also interested in gender, parenthood and social policy.

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Demography and data-driven decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic

March 13, 2024, 12:00 to 13:00 (Online event)

This session will speak on socioeconomic status, immune function and health disparities from a life course perspective. She will focus particularly on the role, importance, and potential pitfalls of demography and data-driven decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of Professor Dowd's current research examines how social and biological processes interact over the life course and how social factors "get under the skin” to impact health.

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Historical Racial Violence and Population Health

February 14, 2024, 12:00 to 13:00 (Online event)

This session will speak on  the intersections of history, science, and societal impact and a critical exploration of how recognizing the legacies of racial violence can shape policies, practices, and redress interventions in population health. 

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Recent advances in digital demography

January 8, 2023, 12:00 to 13:00 (Online event)

This session will speak on expertise and novel approach to demographic topics, including population aging. Some of his recent research includes using Facebook's advertising platform for demographic research and sex- and gender-based differences in the migration process. 

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Data Science on the Front Lines of COVID: Data-Driven Emergency Response Efforts to Save and Protect Lives

November 8, 2023, 12:00 to 13:00 (Online event)

This session will speak the importance of effective data visualizations in responding to public health emergencies.

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Data Ethics: CAnD3 Connect2Learn series

October 18, 2023, 10:30 to 13:30 (Online event)

This session will examine ethical dilemmas raised by the use of data in formulating, implementing, and evaluating decisions and policies. It particularly focuses on balancing the risks and benefits of using data for policy and addressing the unintended consequences of data-driven policymaking.

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Health outcomes associated with helping behaviors

October 11, 2023, 12:00 to 13:00 (Online event)

This session will speak around the health consequences of social and productive engagement in middle and later adulthood, with a particular focus on examining how various forms of helping behaviours, such as formal volunteering, informal helping, or caregiving, influence behavioural and neurobiological mechanisms underlying health

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From Training to Data-Driven Decision-Making: CAnD3 Alumni Showcase

September 6, 2023, 12:30 to 13:30 (Online event)

For this inaugural session of the 2023-2024 Population Analytics in an Aging Society Training Program, we will hear from four CAnD3 alumni. The main objective of the CAnD3 Training Program is to upskill Fellows' abilities in population data science and computational population social science so that they can support and make evidence-informed decisions in their respective fields. The Alumni featured in this session will speak on their CAnD3 experience and how they have applied the skills gained from the program to contribute to data-driven decision-making in academia and in the private and public sectors. 

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