Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning opportunities allow CAnD3 Fellows to apply the skills they've acquired throughout the CAnD3 training program and their studies and careers to real-world contexts. CAnD3 provides two experiential learning options: 1) applied research projects or 2) paid internships. Fellows declare their choice in the fall term. 

1. Applied research project

An applied research project explores the application or the exploration of an application of research findings to applied and/or decision-making contexts in public, private or civic sectors. Fellows can develop their own project from their existing program of research or choose among those projects offered by CAnD3 members.

2. Internship opportunities

Internship opportunities are optional and provided by CAnD3 government, private and not-for-profit partners. CAnD3 Fellows who are interested in a paid internship will be matched through a competitive process with a CAnD3 partner and project taking into account each Fellow's research interests and skills and the partner's decision-making needs. Our partners will provide challenges, research questions, data, context, scope, links to decision-making, and key deliverable requirements for each internship. Note: although we do our best to provide an internship to all Fellows who express interest, we cannot guarantee an internship spot to all CAnD3 Fellows. 

Partners offering internship opportunities 

Chantier de l'économie sociale

The Chantier de l’économie sociale is an independent, umbrella organization that brings together different stakeholders and partners to promote the social economy of Québec. The organization seeks to contribute to the democratization of the economy and a development model based on the values of solidarity, equity, and transparency. 

Environics Analytics

Environics AnalyticsEnvironics Analytics is a private-sector organization that aims to help businesses develop data-driven strategies, improve data quality, better understand their customers, and make informed decisions. Their mission is to make people's lives better and their clients more successful.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. 

SE Health

SE Health logoSE Health is a social enterprise with the aim of delivering quality, trusted home care to people where and when they need it. SE Health provides health care services across many areas of the health system, including home and community care, long-term care, acute care, and primary care.

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is Canada's national statistical agency. It ensures Canadians have the key information on Canada's economy, society, and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision-makers. Several statistical units from within Statistics Canada offer internships each year, according to agency needs. 

Knowli Data Science

Knowli Data Science logoKnowli Data Science is a data science and research firm with over 10 years of experience supporting the management of billion-dollar public programs. The Knowli team works with public and private organizations in a variety of sectors to grow advanced analytics programs, transforming data into actionable information for decision-makers.

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Canadian Institute for Health Information logo

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) provides comparable and actionable data and information that are used to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across Canada. CIHI's stakeholders use their broad range of health system databases, measurements and standards, together with our evidence-based reports and analyses, in their decision-making processes.

Employment and Social Development Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for developing, managing and delivering social programs and services. ESDC's mission is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada, to support Canadians in making choices that help them live productive and rewarding lives, and to improve Canadians' quality of life.

Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Their vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.

Hear from past CAnD3 Fellows on their Experiential Learning

"I am very excited to be involved with SE Health and to be meeting the amazing people from SE Research Centre. Bridging knowledge across big data, data visualization and healthy aging in this translational work is definitely an amazing opportunity."

Emma Rodrigues, CAnD3 Fellow 2020-21
PhD, Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University

"For me, overall, what was maybe the biggest or the most amazing thing that the program was not only about skills and knowledge, but it was also about values. Like […] to promote transparency and to show us how to do it."

Evelina Akimova, PhD, CAnD3 Fellow 2020-21
Postdoctoral fellow, Leverhulme Center on Demographic Research

Circular head shot of Evelina Akimova, a 2020-21 CAnD3 trainee

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