News 2015

 

Mother and child - photo by Cassandra Cotton

December 16, 2015. A new study by Shelley Clark and Sarah Brauner-Otto finds that divorce rates across 20 African countries over the past 20 years have remained stable or declined. See McGill Reporter, the Standard Digital News (Kenya), Radio France Internationale and the North Dallas Gazette.

Photo of the November issue of Canadian Public Policy

November, 2015. Special edition of Canadian Public Policy 41(2) Guest editors: Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Danielle Gauvreau and Beth Jackson, and featuring presentations from the 2014 QICSS International Conference Social policy and health inequalities: An international perspective - co-sponsored by CPD, ISQ, CRDCN, PCLC, CIHR-IPPH, CIHR-IHSPR and IHSP.

Picture of the Canadian census form

November 5, 2015. CPD members celebrate with fellow population researchers across the country the promised return of the mandatory long-form census, for the May 2016 census.

October 22, 2015. Immediately on the heels of the elections, CPD members joined in the chorus of researchers lead by the Presidents of the Canadian Population Society (Alain Bélanger) and the Association of Demographers of Québec (Benoît Laplante) calling for the reinstatement of the mandatory long-form census. The letter received wide media coverage - Montreal Gazette, La Presse, the Globe and Mail.

Symbol of quality between sexes

October, 2015. An article by Eran Shor and colleagues on the persistant under-representation of women in printed news received wide media coverage around the globe. See articles by McGill, the Guardian and the Hindu.

Photo of a car crashed into a railing

October 1, 2015. Research by Sam Harper and Erin Strumpf, published in an October issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology, indicates that despite an overall decline in motor vehicle mortality in the US, mortality rates have risen for those most disadvantaged. Washington Post.

Map of results from International Labour Organization study

September 30, 2015. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée discusses a recent International Labour Organization (ILO) study which shows that more than half of the global population aged 65 and above is excluded from urgently needed long-term care (LTC). CBC Interview. ILO report.

Map of results of study of regional inequality by Sébastien Breau, Centre on Population Dynamics, McGill University

 

August, 2015. In an LSE blog, Sebastien Breau reports on new evidence of emerging regional divides in the geography of earnings inequality in Canada.

Fabian Lange Economics McGill Centre on Population Dynamics July 31, 2015. The Minnesota Population Center awarded Fabian Lange and colleagues with the 2014 Integrated Public Use Microdata Series IPUMS-USA Research Award, for their paper "Fertility Transitions Along the Extensive and Intensive Margins", American Economic Review 2014. 104(11): 3701-24. The award is given to a creative and persuasive paper that make excellent use of IPUMS data to study historical and current topics relating to fertility and education.

Sean Waite and Nicole Denier

June 17, 2015. CPD students Sean Waite and Nicole Denier (doctoral students, Sociology) were featured in a June 2015 article of the Atlantic “Unequal pay: the gay wage gap” for their journal article in Gender and Society “Gay pay for straight work: mechanisms generating disadvantage.” Their study further garnered positive media coverage from multiple Canadian and U.S. news media outlets.
Hailey Banack Tyroler Student Prize Paper Winner Society dor Epidemiologic Research June 16, 2015. Hailey Banack (doctoral student, EBOH) was the Tyroler Student Prize Paper Winner at this year’s Society for Epidemiologic Research annual meeting (June 16-19) for her work on the "obesity paradox" and methods for addressing selection bias in epidemiologic research. (Supervisor: Jay Kaufman)

Dr. Rebecca Fuhrer, Director of the Master of Science in Public Health Program and immediate past chair of the Department of  Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health

Dr. Rebecca Fuhrer receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Sean Waite (Sociology) won best CPS student paper award at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Population Society conference June 3, 2015. Sean Waite (doctoral student, Sociology) won best CPS student paper award at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Population Society conference (June 3-4) in Ottawa this week for his paper: Does it get better? A quasi-cohort analysis of sexual minority wage gaps in Canada. (Superviser: Michael Smith)
Renée Carter (EBOH) won the best student presentation on the topic of primary care from the Primary Health Care theme group at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) conference May 26, 2015. Renée Carter (doctoral student, EBOH) won the best student presentation on the topic of primary care from the Primary Health Care theme group at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) conference in Montreal (May 26-28) for her paper: Effects of Family Medicine Groups on visits to the emergency department among diabetes patients in Quebec between 2000 and 2011: a population-based segmented regression analysis of an interrupted time series.
James Falconer receiving Population Association of America poster award May 2015 Centre on Population Dynamics May 30, 2015. James Falconer (doctoral student, Sociology) won the best poster prize at the Population Association of America annual meeting in May for his poster Disparities in Health and Access to Health Care among Official-Language Minorities in Québec (Supervisor: Amélie Quesnel-Vallée). He also won a CIHR IPPH Institute Community Support travel award.
David Rothwell Social Work McGill University Centre on Population Dynamics May 4, 2015. David Rothwell’s article with Jennifer Robson “The tale of two trends” in the May 2015 issue of IRRP’s Policy Options also received considerable media and social media attention.
Shelley Clark Sociology McGill University Centre on Population Dynamics April 17, 2015. The Population Council detailed the current research of Shelley Clark and her team in Ghana in its blog post: If Young Girls Had Access to Small Savings Accounts Would They Be More Likely to Stay in School?
Jay Kaufman Epidemiology McGill University Centre on Population Dynamics April 13, 2015. The study of Jay Kaufman and colleagues, “The contribution of genomic research to explaining racial disparities in cardiovascular disease: a systematic review” (American Journal of Epidemiology) was featured in the Atlantic article: Genes don’t cause racial-health disparities, society does.
Nagham Sayour Centre on Population Dynamics March 13, 2015. Nagham Sayour (doctoral student, Economics) was given an honourable mention for her paper:  The effects of a change in the point system on immigrants’ characteristics and labour market integration at the QICSS 8th annual New Researchers Conference in March 2015. (Supervisor: Matthieu Chemin)
Deepa Jahagirdar Centre on Population Dynamics Spring, 2015 Deepa Jahagirdar (doctoral student, EBOH) won a CIHR IPPH Institute Community Support travel award (Supervisor: Amélie Quesnel-Vallée)
Helen Cerigo Centre on Population Dynamics Spring 2015. Helen Cerigo (doctoral student, EBOH) won a CIHR IPPH Institute Community Support travel award (Supervisor: Amélie Quesnel-Vallée)
Population Association America May, 2015. Twelve (12) CPD student and affiliate members presented work or were co-authors on work presented at the Population Association of America annual meeting (April 30 – May 3): Anaîs Bertrand-Dansereau, Cassandra Cotton, Nicole Denier, James Falconer, Ana Fostik, Annie (Xiaoyu) Gong, Mariona Lozano, Claudia Masferrer, Lauren Maxwell, Jennifer Sigouin, Anaîs Simard-Gendron and David Pelletier.
Canadian Population Society June, 2015. Four (4) CPD student and affiliate members presented work at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Population Society and Federation of Canadian Demographers (June 2-5) : Sean Waite, Nicole Denier, James Falconer, and Christine Proulx.
Society for Epidemiologic Research annual meeting June, 2015. Nine (9) CPD students presented their work at the Society for Epidemiologic Research annual meeting (June 16-19): Hailey Banack, Erika Braithwaite, Sonia Grandi, Deepa Jahagirdar, Alissa Koski, Jeremy Labrecque, Robin Richardson, Corrine Riddell, and Bruno Riverin.
Jay Kaufman Epidemiology McGill University Centre on Population Dynamics January 2015. Jay Kaufman was awarded the 2014 Wade Hampton Frost Lectureship, American Public Health Association. This award recognizes contributions that address public-health issues of major importance through the science of epidemiology
Sonia Laszlo Economics McGill University Centre on Population Dynamics September 1, 2014. The Star posted Sonia Laszlo’s commentary (September, 2014) on the Ebola crisis “Medicine and military alone will not save world from Ebola.”