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Work-life balance, ecosystem accounting, & causes of death: A few recent Statistics Canada Daily highlights
When you think of Statistics Canada, is the population census the first thing that comes to mind? I suspect that's pretty common -- the census is, after all, a huge undertaking that touches on (and measures) all of us.
But Statistics Canada is about so much more than just the quinquennial counting of citizens! Here are just a few of the cool things they've published in the last few months (and yes, I'm aware that my definition of "cool" may need some work!):
Did you know that in 2012, "full-time employees in the public sector took 12.4 days off for sickness and personal or family responsibilities, compared with 8.3 days in the private sector—a difference of 4.1 days"?*
This message is a reminder of copyright workshops for faculty that are being offered at all SFU campuses in the next few weeks.
We posted just a couple days ago about our new module in Passport GMID -- Passport Industrial - Canada -- and have been discussing it with many of our researchers ever since.
Some of the questions so far...
How is this module different from the other content in Passport GMID?
Three cool seminars coming up via CPROST... (sustainable business, video game workers & resistance to new tech...)
I see that SFU's Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) has a few seminars planned for the fall that touch on interdisciplinary studies in communication and management. Thought I'd list them here for our Business/Economics readers. Check out CPROST's Upcoming Events page for additional details.
- * Ever found yourself desperately in need of analysis on the future outlook of the Advertising Industry in Canada?
- * Or maybe you've needed data on the relative shares of major buyer groups in the Canadian Management Consultancy Industry?
- * Or were you hoping to find detailed industry growth measures for Funeral Services in Canada?
SFU researchers now have access to a resource that will address these and many other resear