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Thursday, November 10 • 10:30 - 12:00
Maximizing the Value and Impact of Collaborative Policy-Relevant Research / Maximiser la valeur et l'impact de la recherche collaborative pertinente en matière de politiques

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Organized by, Canadian Research Data Centre Network, Martin Taylor

Wise public policy is informed by strong evidence derived from advanced research supported by insightful analysis of relevant data. Created in 2000, as a partnership between Statistics Canada and a pan-Canadian consortium of universities, the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN; www.rdc-cdr.ca) is uniquely placed to advance social, economic and health research and to inform public policy in Canada. The Network provides the research community special access to Statistics Canada micro-data to enable major advances in quantitative research in the social sciences and health on such timely and policy-relevant topics as: income inequality, immigrant settlement, child well-being, mental health, and population aging. With renewed five year funding from CIHR and SSHRC, the Network is actively engaging with several federal departments and provincial ministries to accelerate the development of its collaborative programs of policy-related research. This ‘At Issue’ panel of senior academic and government leaders will address how the Network's research strengths can further enable evidence-based policy at all levels of government. The panel will also consider how initiatives, such as the CRDCN, can position Canada as a global leader in policy-relevant research.

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Martin Taylor

Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria
Martin Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Victoria and now lives in Dundas, Ontario. He is also adjunct professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University, and in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University... Read More →

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Jane Badets

Assistant Chief Statistician,, Statistics Canada
Jane Badets is the Assistant Chief Statistician, Social, Health and Labour Field at Statistics Canada where she has responsibility for a broad range of social statistics including health, justice, education, labour, income, immigration, Aboriginal Peoples, population estimates and... Read More →
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Michelle Gauthier

Special Advisor,, Canadian Research Data Centre Network
Michelle Gauthier has a Ph.D. in Communications (McGill) and 25 years of experience working on research and public policy issues at the interface of the university, government and non-profit sectors. She is currently Special Advisor to the Executive Director of the Canadian Research... Read More →
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Nancy Ross

Professor of Geography and CRC (Tier 1) in Geo-Social Determinants of Health, McGill University
Nancy Ross is Professor of Geography at McGill University. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the Geo-Social Determinants of Health and is a Trottier Fellow in Science and Public Policy. Nancy received her PhD from McMaster University in 1997 and that year joined Statistics... Read More →
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Byron G Spencer

Professor of Economics and Academic Director of the Statistics Canada Research Data Centre, McMaster University
Byron G Spencer is Professor of Economics and Academic Director of the Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at McMaster University. He is also the Principal Investigator for the Canadian Research Data Centre Network. His research in recent years centred around the SEDAP (Social... Read More →

Thursday November 10, 2016 10:30 - 12:00 EST
Room 202