Population Change and Lifecourse

Special Student Competition

Special competition for attending the 19-20 March 2015 Cluster Event in Ottawa

The Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge (PCLC/CPPV) is sponsoring a Conference on 19-20 March in Ottawa to be attended by the Advisory Council, Leadership Group, invited members, and representatives from agencies of Federal Governments. We plan to invite some fifteen to twenty student members who would profit from participation in this Event. Travel and accommodation of these students will be covered by the Cluster.

The Conference on Population Change, Life Course and Canadian Public Policy will consist of two parts:

• Focus on the Cluster – This will highlight the Big Picture Syntheses and other syntheses projects funded by the Cluster, and the work of the Thematic Committees

• Focus on the Future – This will include keynote speakers and panel sessions that will address substantive and policy themes and on data and research infrastructures related to the discipline

If you are interested to be part of this Conference, please send a cover letter explaining your interests, accompanied by your curriculum vitae and a letter of support from a faculty Cluster member. The following are relevant in our choosing student members to invite:

1. Research interest in the topics underlying the conference and the Cluster thematic areas: Aging and paid work, Caregiving and social participation, Health over the life course, Families, Immigrants and migrants, Aging, lifelong learning and life course flexibility.

2. Research and career interests that overlap with those of federal partners of the Cluster: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Health Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Policy Horizons Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, and Statistics Canada.

3. Willingness to present a poster. This poster may be similar to a presentation or poster from an international or national conference for which you received Cluster funding. Please include a one page abstract if you would like to make a poster presentation in the March 19-20 Cluster Conference.

4. Involvement as a research assistant in one of the syntheses that will be presented at the Conference.

In your cover letter please specify how your current research and anticipated career would profit from the participation at these activities of 19-20 March. Please send your application to Rod Beaujot (with cc to Zenaida Ravanera) on or before 30 November 2014.