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RDC News: May 2022

Register for the upcoming RDC Showcase, Saturday hours for May, holiday closings, a job posting, and a new data set profile.

Apr 28, 2022

Register now for the RDC Showcase!

A reminder that the McMaster RDC will be holding its second 'Showcase' on Wednesday May 18th (10AM to 3PM) in the Community Room (main floor) of L.R. Wilson Hall.
The morning session will describe the RDC and its partnership with Data Services in the Mills Library, as well as presentations on 1) GIS applications, 2) newly available business (including firm-level) data, 3) linking health administrative data files (in-patient and emergency), and 4) post-secondary education data (including administrative files linked to tax data and the 2016 Census).

After a catered lunch, the afternoon session will consist of 5 researcher presentations highlighting the type of work that is being conducted in the Centre.

 ***Registration for this event is now open: reserve your spot HERE via Eventbrite. Seats are limited! ***



Holiday Hours Changes

This month we will have the following changes to our usual operating hours:

  • Closed until ~3pm - Wednesday May 18th for the RDC Showcase event
  • Closed all day on Victoria Day - Monday May 23rd


Saturday Hours - On Demand

Offered dates for Saturday hours this month are:

  • Saturday, May 7th - 12pm to 4pm


New data sets at the RDC: 

Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians—Testing and Vaccination (ICC-TV) 

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians—Testing and Vaccination (ICC-TV) is now available for download and can be accessed by researchers with approved projects.
The Crowdsourcing: Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians (ICC) is designed to assess the quality and viability of a more timely collection model using willing participants and web-only collection. The collection series collects data on the current economic and social situation, as well as on people's physical and mental health, to effectively assess the needs of communities and implement suitable support measures during and after the pandemic.
In the context of this product, the term 'crowdsourcing' refers to the process of collecting information via an online questionnaire. Open advertising was used to obtain participants who chose to self-select by completing the questionnaire. As such, the crowdsourcing data was collected through a completely non-probabilistic approach which does not involve a random selection of participants like other traditional Statistics Canada surveys. Therefore, results pertain only to the participants and cannot be used to draw conclusions about the larger population of Canadians.

If you would like more information on how to submit a proposal for access to this data see  For more information about the RDC program please contact your local RDC analyst.