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Appointment at the CRDCN

We are delighted to announce that Byron G. Spencer, Professor Emeritus of Economics at McMaster University, has been appointed as the first Research Program Director of the CRDCN. The creation of this new position stems from the Network’s commitment in its 2016-2021 grant application Evolving to Meet New Research Data Needs and Policy Priorities to develop policy-relevant research programs. In this new capacity, Byron will initiate, facilitate, and encourage collaboration among academic researchers, policy makers, and data producers. He will work closely with federal and provincial departments and agencies to ensure that these programs of research address high priority policy concerns, and he will create teams of researchers to carry them out. Mike Veall will replace him as Academic Director of the McMaster RDC. 

7 July 2017 - 1:17pm |

Appointment at the CRDCN

We are pleased to announce that Michelle Gauthier has been appointed Special Advisor to the Executive Director and will share some of his duties for 2017-18. Michelle has been advising the Network’s senior management on governance issues since June 2016, but she has accepted a larger strategic mandate for the coming year on a consulting basis. We trust this staffing arrangement combining the skills and experience of Martin Taylor as Executive Director and Michelle’s talents will greatly benefit the CRDCN and help meet the challenges lying ahead.

3 May 2017 - 11:51am |

Another major grant for the CRDCN

We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded $5.9 million to the CRDCN over five years, 2017-2022, from its Major Science Initiatives Fund. For more details, read the news release.

9 January 2017 - 11:09am |