Ted McDonald

Professor

Economics

Singer Hall 455

Fredericton

tedmcdon@unb.ca
1 506 447 3210



Other titles

Director NB Institute for Research, Data and Training
NB Lead Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU)

Administration

  • Academic Director NB-RDC - continuing
  • Executive Committee Member CRDCN
  • Chair of the CRDCN Academic Council
  • Executive Committee Member Health Data Research Network Canada

Awards

  • 2020-2022 University Research Scholar, University of New Brunswick
  • 2019 Mike McCracken Award for Economics Statistics, Canadian Economics Association (shared with Jane Badets and Sylvie Michaud)
  • 2016 Research Merit Award, University of New Brunswick
  • 2012-2014 University Research Scholar, University of New Brunswick
  • 2011 Research Merit Award, University of New Brunswick

Graduate supervision

  • PhD-Interdisciplinary Studies – Miriam Breau, UNB, 2015-2020 Topic: nursing resources and patient outcomes
  • PhD-Interdisciplinary Studies – Brigitte Sonier-Ferguson, UNB, 2019-2024 Topic: learning health systems
  • DalMed Research in Medicine – Smriti Singh, DalMed NB, 2017-2018 Topic: Occupation and the Incidence of Prostate and Pancreatic Cancer
  • MA-Economics – Brent Cruickshank, UNB, 2016-2018 Topic: immigrant health – analysis using administrative data. Passed May 2018
  • MA-Economics - Dmitry Shcherbakov, UNB, 2016-2017 Topic: decomposing the gender wage gap. Passed October 2017
  • MA-Economics – Haorui Wang, UNB, 2014-15 Topic: education health gradient of recent immigrants to Canada. Passed January 2016
  • MA-Economics – Wenjing Bo, UNB. 2014-15 Topic: the incidence and earnings of self employed Chinese residents of Canada. Passed September 2015
  • MA-Economics - Adio, Olalekan Idris, University of New Brunswick, 2013-14 Topic: Evaluating the effects of drunk driving laws. Passed November 2015
  • MAHSR – Geoffrey Onoura, UNB, 2014-15 Topic: evaluating the effectiveness of public smoking bans in Canada. Passed June 2015
  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies – Bronwyn Davies, University of New Brunswick (co-supervisor), 2012. Topic: Reforming Healthcare
  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies – Justine Gibbings (UNB – co-supervisor), 2012-14. Topic: Canadian Mothers’ Work Experience and Cognitive and Behavioral outcomes of their preschool children
  • Ph.D. Economics – Maoqiong Lin (Carleton University – co-supervisor), 2012 Topic: Savings and investment behavior of immigrants to Canada
  • MA-Econ Supervisor – Chris Connell, University of New Brunswick, 2012 Topic: Geography and the incidence of head and neck cancer. Passed November 2012
  • MA-Econ Supervisor – Guo Liang, University of New Brunswick, 2012 Topic: Skill and occupation mismatch of recent immigrants – evidence from the LSIC. Passed August 2012
  • MA-Econ Supervisor – Dengwan Liao, University of New Brunswick, 2012 Topic: Public Policy and the Internal Migration Decisions of Engineers in Canada Passed January 2012

Books

McDonald, Ted, Elizabeth Ruddick, Arthur Sweetman, and Christopher Worswick eds. (2010) Canadian Immigration: Economic Evidence for a Dynamic Policy Environment. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, Queen's Policy Studies Series).

Publications, abstracts and book chapters

Economics

JT McDonald, B Cruickshank, and Z Liu (2018) “Immigrant Retention in NB: an analysis using administrative Medicare registry data” Journal of Population Research, 35(4), 325-341

M Haan and JT McDonald (2018) “Migration and immigration: recent advances using linked administrative data” Journal of Population Research, 35(4), 319-324.

McDonald, JT and MR Valenzuela (2017) “How Does Skills Mismatch Affect Remittances? A Study of Filipino Migrant Workers” Contemporary Economic Policy, 35(1), 216-237.

McDonald, JT, C. Warman and C. Worswick (2015) "Immigrant Selection Systems and Occupational Outcomes of International Medical Graduates in Canada and the United States”, Canadian Public Policy, 41(S1), S116-S137.

Sweetman, A., JT McDonald and L. Hawthorne (2015) “Regulated occupations and foreign qualification recognition: An Overview” Canadian Public Policy, 41(S1), S1-S13.

McDonald, JT and C. Worswick (2015) High skilled immigration. in Chiswick, B. and P. Miller (eds.) Handbook on the Economics of International Migration, Volume 1A, ch11, 537-584.

Kennedy, S., M. Kidd, J.T. McDonald, and N. Biddle (2015) The Healthy Immigrant Effect: Patterns and Evidence from Four Countries. Journal of Migration and Integration, 16(2): 317-332.

J.T. McDonald and C Worswick (2013) Intergenerational Implications of Immigration Policy on the Distribution of Education: Apprenticeship Training in Canada. Canadian Public Policy, 39(S1), 165-85.

J.T. McDonald and C. Worswick (2012) ‘The migration decisions of physicians in Canada: the roles of immigrant status and spousal characteristics’. Social Science and Medicine, 75(9), 1581-88.

D.M. Gray and J.T. McDonald (2012) "Does the Use of Unemployment Insurance Use Evolve with Experience? Evidence on Learning Effects in Canada". Canadian Journal of Economics, 45(3). pp 1220-1245.

J.T. McDonald, C. Warman and C. Worswick (2011) ‘Earnings, Occupation and Schooling Decisions of Immigrants with Medical Degrees: Evidence for Canada and the US’ in B. Chiswick (ed.) High Skilled Immigration in a Globalized Labor Market. Washington: American Enterprise Institute.

Myatt, T. and J.T. McDonald (2011) ‘The Robustness across Space of Provincial Panel-Data Studies of Minimum Wages in Canada?’ Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 33(3), 77-88.

D. Gray and J.T. McDonald (2010) ‘Dynamic Aspects of Seasonal Employment and Workers in Canada: Does Holding a Seasonal Job Make a Seasonal Worker?, Canadian Public Policy, 36(1), 1-27.

J.T. McDonald and H. Conde (2010) “Does Geography Matter? The Health Service Use and Unmet Healthcare Needs of Older Canadians”, Canadian Journal on Aging, 29(1), 23-37.

J.T. McDonald and C. Worswick (2010) ‘Visible Minority Status, Immigrant Status and Earnings in Canada: A Cohort Analysis’ in Ted McDonald, Elizabeth Ruddick, Arthur Sweetman, and Christopher Worswick (eds.) Canadian Immigration: Economic Evidence for a Dynamic Policy Environment. Kingston: Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, Queen's Policy Studies Series.

D. Caro, J.T. McDonald and J.D. Willms (2009) “Socio-economic status and adolescent achievement trajectories from childhood to adolescence”, Canadian Journal of Education, 32(3), 558-590.

J.T. McDonald and S. Kennedy (2007) ‘Cervical Cancer Screening by Immigrant and Minority Women in Canada’, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 9(4), 323-34.

N. Biddle, S. Kennedy, and J.T. McDonald (2007) ‘Health Assimilation Patterns Among Australian Immigrants’, Economic Record, 83(260), 16-30.

S. Kennedy and J.T. McDonald (2006) ‘Immigrant Mental Health and Unemployment’, Economic Record, 82(259), 445-59.

S. Kennedy and J.T. McDonald (2006) ‘Immigrant health in the period after arrival in Australia: evidence from the LSIA’, Chapter 6 in D. Cobb-Clark and S. Khoo (eds.) Public Policy and Immigrant Settlement in Australia. Edward Elgar.

J.T. McDonald and S. Kennedy (2005) ‘Is migration to Canada associated with unhealthy weight gain? Overweight and obesity among Canada’s immigrants’, Social Science and Medicine, 61(12), 2469-81.

M. Bhattatchrya, H. Bloch and J.T. McDonald (2005) ‘Labour Productivity in Australian Manufacturing: The Impact of Import Competition and Market Structure’ Chapter 16 in C.Neogi and R. Ghosh (eds.) Theory and Application of Productivity and Efficiency: Econometric and DEA Approaches, Macmillan India.

J.T. McDonald and S. Kennedy (2004) ‘Insights into the healthy immigrant effect: health incidence and health service use of immigrants to Canada’ Social Science and Medicine, 59(8), 1613-1627.

B. Cardak and J.T. McDonald (2004) ‘Neighborhood Effects, Preference Heterogeneity and Immigrant Educational Attainment’, Applied Economics, 36, 559-572.

J.T. McDonald (2004) ‘Toronto and Vancouver Bound: The Location Choice of New Canadian Immigrants’, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 13(1), 85-101.

M. Frenette, V. Hildebrand, J.T. McDonald and C. Worswick (2003) ‘Job and Occupational Mobility of Immigrants in Australia, Canada and the United States’ in C. Beach, A. Green and J. Reitz (eds.) Canadian Immigration Policy for the 21st Century, John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

J.T. McDonald (2003) ‘The Location Choice of New Immigrants to Canada: the Role of Ethnic Networks’, in C. Beach, A. Green and J. Reitz (eds.) Canadian Immigration Policy for the 21st Century, John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

Crossley, T., J.T. McDonald and C. Worswick (2001) ‘Immigrant Benefit Receipt: Sensitivity to Choice of Survey Years and Model Specification’, Journal of Human Resources, 36(2), 379-397.

H. Bloch and J.T. McDonald (2001) ‘Import Competition and Labour Productivity’, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 1(3), 301-319.

McDonald, J.T. (2000) ‘Industrial Dispute Tactics in Australian Manufacturing’, Industrial Relations, 39(1), 115-138.

McDonald, J.T. and C. Worswick (1999) ‘Wages, Implicit Contracts and the Business Cycle: Evidence from Canadian Microdata’, Journal of Political Economy, 107(4), 884-892.

McDonald, J.T. and H. Bloch (1999) ‘The Spillover Effects of Industrial Action on Firm Profitability’, Review of Industrial Organization, 15, 183-200.

McDonald, J.T. (1999) ‘The Determinants of Firm Profitability in Australian Manufacturing’, Economic Record, 75(229), 115-26.

McDonald, J.T. and C. Worswick (1999) ‘The Earnings of Immigrant Men in Australia: Assimilation, Cohort Effects and Macroeconomic Conditions’, Economic Record, 75(228), 49-62.

McDonald, J.T. and B. Felmingham (1999) ‘Voluntary and Involuntary Mobility of Australian Men over the Business Cycle’, Australian Bulletin of Labour, 25(2), 141-158.

McDonald, J.T. (1999) ‘The Economic Performance of Large Australian Manufacturing Firms’, Chapter 5 in Australian Enterprises: Private Performance and Public Policy, (P. Dawkins, M. Harris, and S. King, eds.), Allen and Unwin.

McDonald, J.T. and C. Worswick (1998) ‘The Earnings of Immigrant Men in Canada: Job Tenure, Cohort, and Macroeconomic Conditions’, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 51(3), 465-482.

McDonald, J.T. (1998) ‘The Duration of Industrial Disputes in Australian Manufacturing’, Australian Economic Papers, 37(3), 236-256.

McDonald, J.T. and C. Worswick (1997) ‘Unemployment Incidence of Immigrant Men In Canada’, Canadian Public Policy, 23(4), December 1997, 353-373. [Winner of the John Vanderkamp prize for best paper, 1997]

McDonald, J.T. (1996) ‘Work Bans in Mining and Manufacturing’, Journal of Industrial Relations, 38(1), March, pp. 42-56.

Epidemiology and public health

Johnson-Obaseki, S., V. Labajian, M. Corsten, and JT McDonald (2015) Incidence of Singh, S, JT McDonald, G Ilie and A Adisesh (2020) An examination of the association between lifetime history of prostate and pancreatic cancer diagnosis and occupation in a population sample of Canadians, PLOS ONE, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227622.

Crouse, D, J Boudreau, P Leonard, K Pawluk and JT McDonald (2019) Provider caseload-volume and short-term outcomes following colorectal surgeries in New Brunswick: results from a provincial-level cohort study, accepted for publication in Canadian Journal of Surgery.

Leonard, P, D Crouse, J Boudreau, N Gupta and and JT McDonald (2019) Provider volume and maternal complications after Caesarean Section: Results from a population-based study, accepted for publication in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Lebo, N., D. Khalil, D., A Balram, M Holland, M Corsten, JT McDonald and S Johnson-Obaseki (2019) Influence of socioeconomic status on stage at presentation of laryngeal cancer in the United States. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 161(5), 800-806.

Khalil, D., M Corsten, M Holland, A Balram, JT McDonald and S Johnson-Obaseki (2019) Does Socioeconomic Status affect stage at presentation for larynx cancer in Canada's Universal Healthcare System?, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 160(3), 488-493.

McDonald, JT., P MacKenzie and K Barry (2018) Through the legal maze: an Act Respecting Research, in Proceedings of the 2018 International Population Data Linkage Network Conference (W Ghali and M Schull, eds). International Journal of Population Data Science 3(4).

Crouse, D., P. Leonard, J. Boudreau and JT McDonald (2018) Associations between provider and hospital volumes and postoperative mortality following total hip arthroplasty in New Brunswick: Results from a provincial-level cohort study. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 61(3), 88-93.

McDonald, JT, M Farnworth and Z Liu (2017) Cancer and the healthy immigrant effect: a statistical analysis of cancer diagnosis using a linked Census-cancer registry administrative database. BMC Public Health. 17:296. DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4190-2

McDonald, JT, Z Liu and Y Wang (2017) Participation and Retention in the breast cancer screening program in New Brunswick Canada. Preventive Medicine Reports. 6: 2014-220. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.03.015

Gurfinkel, R., Siu, S., McDonald, JT., Paul, T. L., Rachinsky, I., Morrison, D. & Van Uum, S. (2015) Association Between Smoking, Socioeconomic Status, and Thyroid Cancer Stage at Presentation. Thyroid Cancer. FRI-051.

Johnson-Obaseki, S., V. Labajian, M. Corsten, and JT McDonald (2015) Incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma by socioeconomic status in Canada: 1992-2006, Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. 44:53.

Johnson-Obaseki, S, M Corsten, M Hearn, JT McDonald (2015) “Incidence of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in Canada by City of Residence” Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. 44:36.

McDonald, J.T., S. Johnson-Obaseki, E. Hwang, C. Connell and M. Corsten (2014) The Relationship Between Survival and Socio-economic Status for Head and Neck Cancer in Canada. Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 43(Jan), 2, 1-6. [This was the most cited paper in the journal in 2014]

Talbot, F., D. Clark, W. Yuzda, A. Charron and JT McDonald (2014) “Gatekeepers’ Perspective on Treatment Access for Anxiety and Depression: A Survey of New Brunswick Family Physicians. Canadian Psychology, 55(2): 75-79.

Guay, B., S. Johnson-Obaseki, JT McDonald, C Connell and M Corsten (2014) Incidence of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer by Socioeconomic Status and Urban residence: Canada 1991-2006. Thyroid, 24(3), 552-555.

Wang, E., S Johnson-Obaseki, J.T. McDonald, C. Connell and M. Corsten (2013) Incidence of Head and Neck Cancer and Socioeconomic Status in Canada from 1992 to 2007. Oral Oncology. 49(11), 1072-76.

Siu, S., J.T. McDonald, et.al. (2013) Is lower socioeconomic status associated with more advanced thyroid cancer stage at presentation? A study in two Canadian centers. Thyroid, 24(3), 545-551.

S. Johnson-Obaseki, J.T. McDonald, M. Corsten and R. Rourke (2012) ‘Head and Neck Cancer in Canada: trends 1992-2007’. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery,147(1), 74-78.

S. Johnson-Obaseki, J.T. McDonald and M. Corsten (2012) ‘Oral Cancer Screening and Socio-Economic Status’. Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 41, 102-7.

J.T. McDonald (2012) ‘Cancer Screening’, Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health, S. Loue and M. Sajatovicb, editors-in-chief. Heidelberg: Springer. Part 4/C, 358-61.

S. Kilty, J.T. McDonald and S. Johnson (2011) ‘Socioeconomic Status: a Disease Modifier of Chronic Rhinosinusitis?’, Rhinology. 49: 533-537.

J.T.McDonald and J. Neily (2011) “Race, Immigrant Status, and Cancer among Women in the United States”, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13(1), 27-35.

S. Johnson, M. Corsten, J.T. McDonald, and M. Gupta (2010) ‘Cancer prevalence and education by cancer site; a logistic regression analysis’ Journal of Otolaryngology – Head nd Neck Surgery, 39(5): 555-560.

S. Johnson, M. Corsten, J.T. McDonald, and J. Chun (2010) ‘Socio-economic factors and stage at presentation of Head and Neck Cancer patients in Ottawa, Canada: a logistic regression analysis’’ Oral Oncology, 46(5), 366-8.

J.T. McDonald and R. Trenholm (2010) ‘Cancer-related health behaviours and health service use among Inuit and other residents of Canada's north’. Social Science and Medicine, 70(9), 1396-1403.

J.T. McDonald and Angela Sherman (2010) ‘Determinants of Mammography Usage across Rural and Urban Regions of Canada’, Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, 15(2): 52-60.

S. Johnson, J.T. McDonald, M. Corsten and R. Rourke (2010) ‘Socio-economic status and head and neck cancer incidence in Canada: a case-control study’ Oral Oncology, 46(3): 200

Competitive research grants

Competitive Research Grants (PI unless otherwise noted), SSHRC Partnership Development Grant 2020-2022. Title - DataNB Training Partnership with the Government of New Brunswick, $199,980

ACOA Regional Innovation Ecosystem Grant 2020-2022, Title – Analysis of student outcomes in New Brunswick, $137,725

CIHR - SPOR SUPPORT 2019-2020, Title – Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit – Bridge year, $1,860,000 (NB component) (nominated PI David Anderson)

NBHRF – Strategic Value Demonstration Initiatives, Title – Building the insfrastructure to understand the impact of disease and its treatment in the broader social context, $100,000 (nominated PI Daniel Smyth)

CIHR – National Data Platform 2018, Title – Pan-Canadian Real World Health Data Network, $37,000,000 (nominated PI Kim McGrail)

NBHRF – Bridge Grants 2017, Title – Impact of rural hospital closures on access to hospital services and health outcomes in NB, $29,400

SSHRC-IRCC – Special Grants, Title – Refugee retention in NB, $25,000 (matched by $5000 from GNB Population Growth Division)

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Strategic Initiatives, Title – NB Health Respiratory Information Platform, $200,000 (matched by $200,000 from AstraZeneca)

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2016-2020, Title – Strengthening Health Workforce Migration to Australia and Canada, $621,496 (PI Lesleyanne Hawthorne)

CIHR - Operating Grant: SPOR PIHCI Network: Quick Strikes (2015-04-30), Title - Children with complex health conditions: Let’s learn who they are and their needs to better serve them (PI Shelley Doucet), $100,175

SSHRC – Insight Grant 2015-2019, Title - Perceptions of Change in Atlantic Canadian Cities (PI Howard Ramos), $499,924

CIHR - SPOR SUPPORT 2013-2018, Title – Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit, $1,060,000 per year (NB component) for five years (nominated PI Adrian Levy)

SSHRC – Connection Grants 2012, Title – CRDCN Conference 2012 – Evidence Based Policy Formation and Evaluation, $13,805

NBHRF – Conference Grants 2012, Title – CRDCN Conference 2012 - Evidence Based Policy Formation and Evaluation, $4,820

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic 2012, Title – Demographic and Socioeconomic barriers to breast screeningin New Brunswick (CI Michael Haan) $54,700

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada-Asia Pacific Award 2012, Title -The Integration of Migrant Health Professionals in Canada Compared to Australia - A Comparative Analysis of Foreign Credential Recognition Strategies and Outcomes” (co PI with Lesleyanne Hawthorne), $10,000

Journal referring and external assessments

Journal refereeing, external assessments and other external service

2020

  • Refereeing for Preventing Chronic Disease, International Journal of Health Geography, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health x2), International Migration Review.

2019

  • Reviewer for SSHRC insight grant
  • Member of the CIFAR AI4H national task force
  • CIHR Second round Foundation grant scheme
  • Reviewer for Luxembourg National Research Fund – CORE Final reporting
  • Selection panel for the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration and the Donald G. Denison Award in Public Administration
  • Member of the CRDCN Board
  • Elected chair of the CRDCN Academic Council
  • Member of the SPOR-Canadian Data Platform Executive Committee
  • Member of the Health Economics Advisory Board of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
  • Member of the Real World Evidence Data Working Group, Canadian real-world evidence for value for cancer drugs
  • Reviewer for Journal of International Migration and Integration, Preventive Medicine, Population Research and Policy Review, BMC Health Services Research (2), CMAJ Open (2), Social Science and Medicine, BMJ Open, Health Reports, International Migration Review, Preventing Chronic Disease, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

2018

  • Guest co-editor, special issue of Journal of Population Research on immigration research using administrative data (with Michael Haan)
  • Elected member of the CRDCN Inaugural Board
  • Elected chair of the CRDCN Academic Council
  • CIHR external reviewer Foundation scheme 2nd round
  • CIHR College of Reviewers (2017-2020)
  • Co-PI of the PRHDN consortium team for the SPOR National Data Platform
  • Member of the Health Economics Advisory Board of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
  • Member of the Real World Evidence Data Working Group, Canadian real-world evidence for value for cancer drugs
  • Member of the Labour Market Information Advisory Board
  • Refereeing for Clinical Epidemiology (x2), Preventive Medicine, Social Sciences, American Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (x2), Health Reports, Social Science and Medicine – Population Health (x2), BMC Health Services Research, CMAJ, British Medical Journal Open, Health Equity, International Migration Review.

2017

  • Guest co-editor, special issue of Journal of Population Research on immigration research using administrative data (with Michael Haan)
  • Elected member of the CRDCN Inaugural Board
  • Elected chair of the CRDCN Academic Council
  • CIHR external reviewer Foundation scheme 2nd round
  • CIHR College of Reviewers (2017-2020)
  • Refereeing for Preventive Medicine (x3), Pragmatic and Observational Research, Health Economics, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, Population Place and Space, Industrial and Labour Relations Review, Sociology of Health and Illness, International Journal of Health Geographics, Population Research and Policy Review.

2016

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Population Research
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Health Reform Observer
  • International Expert Assessor, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant Competition
  • External Examiner, LaTrobe University PhD in Economics, candidate Kanwal Kaur
  • Reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
  • Refereeing for Health Economics, European Journal of Public Health (2), Journal of Population Research (2), Social Science and Medicine, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, CMAJ, International Migration (2), International Journal of Health Geographics (x2), Preventive Medicine (x2), Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Clinical Medicine Insights: Women’s health, Canadian Journal of Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Demography.

2015

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Health Reform Observer
  • International Expert Assessor, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant Competition
  • Reviewer, MITAS postgraduate research scholarship competition
  • Member, CIHR Social Dimensions of Aging (SDA) Peer Review Committee (Spring competition)
  • External Examiner, Ph.D. thesis in Economics from UBC –Essays on Public Economics by Ph.D. candidate Tzu-Ting Yang
  • Guest co-editor, special issue of Canadian Public Policy on foreign credential recognition (with Arthur Sweetman and Lesleyanne Hawthorne)
  • Refereeing for Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Social Science and Medicine, CMAJ (2), Social Science Research (2), International Migration Review, JIMI, Canadian Journal on Aging (2), PLOS 1, Journal of Health and Social Behavior (2), Journal of Population Research (3); Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Preventive Medicine, Health Economics, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

2014

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Health Reform Observer
  • Member, CIHR Foundations Grant Pilot competition, Fall 2014
  • Member, CIHR Social Dimensions of Aging (SDA) Peer Review Committee (Spring competition)
  • Reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
  • International Expert Assessor, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant Competition
  • Guest co-editor, special issue of Canadian Public Policy on foreign credential recognition (with Arthur Sweetman and Lesleyanne Hawthorne)
  • Refereeing for Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Globalization and Health (2), Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, International Migration Review (3), Journal of International Migration and Integration, Canadian Public Policy, Social Science Research, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Applied Economics, PLOS One, Canadian Journal on Aging, IJERPH, SSM,Journal of Population Research (2), Nicotine and Tobacco Research, CPP.

2013

  • Scientific Officer, CIHR Social Dimensions of Aging (SDA) Peer Review Committee (Spring and Fall competitions)
  • Guest co-editor, special issue of Canadian Public Policy on foreign credential recognition (with Arthur Sweetman and Lesleyanne Hawthorne)
  • International Expert Assessor, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant Competition
  • Refereeing for International Migration Review, Canadian Studies in Population, Journal of International Migration and Integration, International Journal of Population Health, Women’s Health Issues, Canadian Medical Association Journal (2), Social Science and Medicine
2012
  • External reviewer, Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg
  • Internal reviewer, Ph.D. Dissertation by Wei-Yew Chang, Faculty of Forestry UNB Fredericton.
  • North American Special Issue Editor, Applied Economics, Perspective and Policy
  • International Expert Assessor, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant Competition (x2)
  • Scientific Officer, CIHR Social Dimensions of Aging (SDA) Peer Review Committee (Fall competition)
  • Refereeing for British Journal of Cancer, Social Science and Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Labour Economics, Health and Place (x2), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (x2), Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (x2), Publius, International Journal of Health Geographics (x2), Economics and Human Biology (x2), Canadian Journal of Economics