The Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) in partnership with Statistics Canada is proud to present its 20th anniversary virtual conference. 

To celebrate our 20 years of research impact, we are offering free registration to the conference. Join us in October for: 

  • 12 panels with Canadian and international speakers
  • Live Q&As and Twitter chats
  • An exciting 3-Minute Thesis competition
  • Networking opportunities with research and policy colleagues


This conference is offered in partnership with:


More than 50 Canadian and international speakers

12 panels 

October 1, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Join the Chief Statistician of Canada, the President of the CFI, CIHR and SSHRC Vice-Presidents, the President of McMaster and the CRDCN Board Chair as they kick-off our month long conference by reflecting on CRDCN's evolution, contributions and impact. 

Andrew Bjerring Anil Arora Dominique Bérubé Tammy Clifford Roseann Runte David Farrar Céline Le Bourdais ( Moderator)
October 5, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Series: Looking back and looking forward: the impact of CRDCN research

Engage with our panelists as they share their experience of how the CRDCN advances their research and informs policy in the Network's major thematic areas, and as they discuss their aspirations for future data, research and policy development.

Tammy Schirle Lynn Barr-Telford Jennifer Robson Pierre-Carl Michaud Benoit Dostie (Moderator)
October 6, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Ross Finnie Susan McDaniel Guy Lacroix Keith Godin Daniel Silver (Moderator)
October 7, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Ana Ferrer Tony Fang Yoko Yoshida Janet Halliwell (Moderator) Ima Okonny
October 8, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Kim McGrail Mohammad Hajizadeh Jeff Latimer Amélie Quesnel-Vallée Ted McDonald (Moderator)
October 19, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Series: Cross-cutting research and policy priorities

Participate with our research and government panelists as they discuss the role of the CRDCN in enabling policy-related analysis on key cultural, socio-economic and health issues in the pursuit of a just, equitable and inclusive Canada.

Dionne Pohler Neeru Gupta Sylvia Fuller Marc Lachance Kathleen Morris (Moderator)
October 20, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Michael Haan Rupa Banerjee Abdie Kazemipur Jacques Fauteux (Moderator)
October 21, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Valerie Tarasuk Krishna Pendakur Jim Dunn Guy Baillargeon Mike Veall (Moderator)
October 22, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Donna Feir Simona Bignami Jonathan Dewar Tim Leonard (Moderator)
October 26, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Series: Data opportunities and challenges in 2020

Join CRDCN and international colleagues as they address data access, privacy and security issues while striving to optimize the use and value of data to produce the best evidence possible in response to national and global challenges. 

Ron Jarmin Andrew Engeli Michael Wolfson Roxane Silberman Lars Vilhuber (Moderator)
October 27, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Marie Connolly Lisa Lix Gillian Petit André Loranger Karen Mossman (Moderator)
October 28, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Michael Harvey Eric Rancourt Felix Ritchie

Are you a student? 

Participate in the 3-Minute Thesis competition! *

  • Submit a 3 minute (or less) video of you with a maximum of one slide
  • Make it fun! Inspire a passion for your research in others
  • Showcase your work in front of the Canadian and international research community at the CRDCN20 conference
  • You could even win a cash prize

* The competition is open to graduate-level students who are using RDC data in their thesis




1st place- $500

2nd place- $250

Fan favourite- $250



The Canadian Research Data Centre Network is a partnership between a consortium of Canadian universities and Statistics Canada.

It 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 and administrative data. 

It is funded by SSHRC, CIHR, CFI, the FRQ, Statistics Canada and our 42 primary and affiliated partner universities. CRDCN is recognized as one of Canada's Major Science Initiatives.