about the event
The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) designed this competition to encourage student researchers to share their policy ideas and to promote the use of microdata in developing innovative, evidence-driven policy solutions.
Due to COVID-19, this year will showcase the research of both the 2019/2020 and the 2020/2021 finalists.
This event is PRESENTED in partnership with:
Statistics Canada / Statistique Canada
Director, Strategic Analysis, Publications and Training Division / Directrice, la Division de l'analyse stratégique, des publications et de la formation
- The FIRST place prize is $1,500
- The SECOND place prize is $1,000
- The THIRD place prize is $500
- The POLICY PITCH prize is $250
We would like to thank our adjudicators, mentors and judges for their contributions to the National Policy Challenge.
Adjudicators helped us select the finalists, our mentors provided guidance to some of the finalists while they worked on their projects, and the judges have reviewed the presentations and will be selecting the award recipients.
- Luc Clair, University of Winnipeg
- Kirsten Fiest, University of Calgary
- Kait Quinn, Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety and Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Government of Saskatchewan
- Scott Strickland, Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
- Cristina Anton, SAS Institute Canada
- Donna Dosman, Statistics Canada
- Harminder Guliani, University of Regina
- Mustafa Örnek, Statistics Canada
- Lorne Rothman, SAS Institute Canada
- Daniel Silver, University of Toronto
The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) is a premier research and training platform for over 2,000 researchers in the quantitative social and health sciences in Canada. The Network provides unique access to Statistics Canada data on 33 campuses across the country to advance knowledge and inform public policy.
It is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Fonds de recherche du Québec, Statistics Canada and our 42 primary and affiliated partner universities. CRDCN is recognized as one of Canada’s Major Science Initiatives.