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. This year will showcase the research of the 2021/2022 finalists.
This event is PRESENTED in partnership with:
- 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 mentors and judges for their contributions to the National Policy Challenge.
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.
Rachel Colley, Senior Research Analyst, Health Analysis Division, Statistics Canada
Richard MacLennan, Professor of Psychology, University of Regina
Mikal Skuterud, Professor of Economics, University of Waterloo
Hai Van Nguyen, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University
Benoît Lamarche, Professor, School of Nutrition, Laval University
Darcy Hango, Senior Research Analyst, Centre for Social Data Integration and Development, Statistics Canada
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.