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University of Windsor Research Data Centre

Job Posting: Statistics Canada is hiring a Statistical Assistant on an as-needed basis. See details and apply here by October 30, 2020.


The UWindsor RDC is reopening Wednesday, September 23, 2020 after 6 months of closure due to COVID and campus health and safety protocols. To ensure the health and safety of our researchers and staff, we have implemented new procedures in the RDC to ensure that we can remain open safely.

These new procedures include:

  • limiting the number of active workstations;
  • reducing occupancy;
  • physically distancing active workstations;
  • establishing a booking system for workstations;
  • applying frequent sanitizing procedures;
  • making face cloths/masks a requirement; and
  • minimizing physical contact between individuals in the RDC.


A detailed guide to our COVID procedures is available here. Due to limited occupancy, you will be required to book a workstation ahead of your visit. Please book workstations at This link is also available on the home page of our RDC website. Bookings must be done at least 24 hours before your visit. Please see the linked guide above for more detailed instructions.


We are following the University of Windsor and provincial mandates closely. Given how quickly things can change during a pandemic, we ask that our researchers follow our reopening plan closely and monitor for changes in protocols as they arise. Updates will be emailed to our current researchers as well as posted on our website.

If you have any questions about our reopening plan, please email us at


Thank you!


New Hours starting September 2020

Tuesday: 12:30-4:15pm

Wednesday: 12:30-4:15pm

Thursday: 12:30-4:15pm


Statistics Canada office on campus

The Windsor Research Data Centre, located on the first floor of the Leddy Library, is a combination of a high-security Statistics Canada office on the University of Windsor campus and a statistical analysis computing laboratory.

It is a branch of the UWO RDC at Western.

Academic Director

Berenica Vejvoda
519-253-3000 ext. 3858

Statistical Assistant

Mike Houlahan
519-253-3000 ext. 4880 (during office hours)

Major research projects

Faculty and Graduate level students are allowed access to detailed data for pure and applied research. Applications for data access are submitted through the Microdata Access Portal (MAP). Microdata Access Portal application process

Contact the RDC Academic Director, Berenica Vejvoda, at , with basic questions on qualifications or on completing your application.

An analyst at the UWO RDC can review your application before it is submitted to make sure it meets all requirements: Tina Luu Ly and Victoria Gaudin at

Social Science health and policy researchers now have local access to confidential microdata sets (unavailable to the public) from Statistics Canada's population and household surveys, including a number of major longitudinal surveys that track the responses of individuals over a period of time and offer a richer source for analyzing social issues than do the traditional, more limited, cross-sectional surveys.

  • Canadian Cancer Registry Data
  • Census of Population
  • General Social Survey
  • Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada
  • Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics
  • Canadian Perspectives Survey Series (CPSS) - COVID19