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Past National Policy Competitions

2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Competitions

Members of the Jury

  • Hugh Cairns, SAS Institute Canada
  • Monica Field, Province of Saskatchewan
  • Ümit Kiziltan, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Claudia Sanmartin, Statistics Canada
  • Tammy Schirle, Wilfrid Laurier University




  • 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

Watch The Finalists' videos

Fernando Figueroa

The spatial dimension of trust in Canadian Metropolises

Michael Hong

The impact of after-hours premiums on emergency department utilization: a quasi-experimental study

Adelia Jacobs

Evaluating the Impact of Government-led Nutrient Profile Models on Preventable Mortality

Katarina McKenzie

The relationship between neighbourhood level and family level factors and child sleep problems

Ebenezer Narh

No Longer Hidden in the Cracks of Federalism: Data and Policy Insights on Higher Education Student Migration in Canada

Thipiga Sivayoganathan

Trends in mental health service use reported by youth and emerging adults in Canada

Celine Teo & Sukhdeep Kaur

Substance related acute care disparities by sexual orientations: Investigating the socio-environmental determinants of risk

Xiaoxi Wang

Homeownership Gap between Immigrants and the Canadian-born: Implications for Canada’s National Housing Strategy

2018-2019 Competition

Finalists’ meeting 2018-19, Ottawa, June 11, 2019.

Members of the jury (Front row, L to R)

  • Claudia Sanmartin, Chief and Senior Researcher, Health Services Research, Statistics Canada
  • Hugh Cairns Sr., Analytical Consultant, SAS Canada
  • Heather  Dryburgh, Acting Director General, Census Subject Matter, Social and Demographic Statistics, Statistics Canada
  • Dominique Bérubé, Vice -President, Research Programs, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Byron Spencer, Emeritus Professor, Department of Economics, McMaster University, and Research Program Director, CRDCN.



Thank you to our mentors: Professors Stéphanie Lluis and Wasem Alsabbagh.