• Professional Development

    The Role of Technology in Evaluation – New State of the Field Research Available

    MERL Tech recently published a series of papers on the state of the field of technology in evaluation and other related disciplines. This is an excellent resource for those interested in technologies like big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and biometrics – and their role in evaluation. MERL Tech’s State of the Field series can be accessed on their website: http://merltech.org/new-research-the-state-of-the-field-of-merl-tech-2014-2019. MERL Tech is a platform and space for discussion, learning, and sharing experiences and challenges with the use of technologies for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) in the social impact, humanitarian, and international development fields. (from MERL Tech’s website)

  • Contracts & Jobs

    Employment Opportunity: Research and Evaluation Coordinator (bilingual FR/EN), Atlantic Region Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies

    The Atlantic Region Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (ARAISA) is seeking a Research and Evaluation Coordinator. Position Title: Research and Evaluation Coordinator (BILINGUAL – French/English) Location: Halifax, NS preferred (may consider other locations in Atlantic Canada) Type: Contract, full-time 35 hours/week Salary: $25.00 / hour Duration: September 1st, 2020 to March 31st, 2020 (7 months) The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 6th at 5:00 PM (ADT). Further details, including a description of ARAISA and the position, and application instructions can be found here (English) and here (French).

  • Professional Development

    New issues of the Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation & New Directions for Evaluation released!

    The Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation (JMDE) recently released a new issue, covering topics such as evaluation theory, interdisciplinarity, complexity, and evaluating surveillance activities for neurological conditions. It can be accessed here. JMDE is a completely open-access journal and all content is freely available to read. New Directions for Evaluation also released a special issue recently, Examining Issues Facing Communities of Color Today: The Role of Evaluation to Incite Change. This is certainly a timely issue and it’s also relevant to the Canadian Evaluation Society’s guiding principle of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness. This journal is not open-access, but if you’re also a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), you have access through AEA’s…

  • Professional Development

    Ethics in the New Normal: Getting Through and Beyond COVID-19 (FREE webinar)

    Last month, we posted about a free webinar from EPAC on ethics challenges during COVID-19. Now, EPAC will be hosting a follow-up webinar! See below for details. EPAC’s highly popular April 9 brainstorming webinar focussed on current ethics challenges in the COVID-19 period. Participants wanted more; so our next webinar will look to the post-COVID future: What ethical challenges will arise when some organizations ramp up to resume their suspended operations, while others pivot in new directions? And how should ethics in organizations ‘ramp up’, or will it need to ‘pivot’ too? Will there be novel ethical issues in how to treat employees? The facilitators will again be Chris MacDonald,…

  • Contracts & Jobs

    Employment Opportunity: Project Manager- Evaluating Impact of Opt-Out in Canada

    Project Manager- Evaluating Impact of Opt-Out in Canada Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of…