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CRDCN National Policy Challenge 2019-2020

July 25, 2019

Analyzing Data for the Common Good

Hey graduate students!

Are you passionate about Canadian public policy? Do you love data and dream about statistics? Here is your chance to compete in a national analytics challenge and to influence regional and national public policy.

What is it?

A national competition designed to encourage Canadian graduate students to use confidential microdata in their research and to develop innovative, evidence-driven policy solutions.

Why you should apply

  • Analyze exclusive Statistics Canada data in the Research Data Centre (RDC).
  • Receive paid travel and accommodation to attend a finalists’ event in Ottawa in spring 2020
  • Get unique SAS training and insights from highly qualified mentors.
  • Present your results and discuss your findings with a distinguished panel of judges
  • Win one of the prizes that will be awarded to the top three presentations ($1500 for 1st place; $1000 for 2nd place; or $500 for 3rd place)

How to apply?

Submit a research proposal online, individually or as a team, by August 25, 2019.

Visit the National Policy Challenge page on the CRDCN website for more information and to submit your proposal.

You can also read about last year's winners on the CRDCN website.