CRTC encourages a new generation of researchers to contribute to communications policy

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, June 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Yesterday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), together with the Canadian Communication Association (CCA), launched the CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research at the CCA annual meeting in Ottawa.

In joining together with the CCA to create this prize, the CRTC is continuing to build bridges with the university community. It is a way to enrich the discussion and encourage a new generation of researchers with the potential to contribute to Canadian information and communications policy. Collaboration among decision-makers and researchers is essential to support research and find solutions to current issues.

Graduate-level students who are members of the CCA will have until January 15, 2016 to submit an article on a topic in the Canadian information and communication policy field. A selection committee formed by the CCA will decide the winners, who will receive, among other things, a cash prize, the amount of which will vary based on the category: Master's ($1,500), Doctorate ($2,500), and Post-doctorate ($1,000).

The first recipients will be announced at the 2016 CCA annual meeting.

Quick facts

  • The CRTC is sponsoring the new CRTC Prize for Excellence in Public Policy Research to encourage research in the communication field.
  • The Prize will be administered by the Canadian Communication Association and presented each year in the Master's, Doctorate and Post-doctorate categories.
  • In the current dynamic communication environment, the CRTC is working with various stakeholders in Canada and abroad to gather capacity and information on a multitude of issues.
  • The CRTC seeks to ensure that Canadians have access to a world-class communication system.


"The creation of the CRTC Prize for Excellence in Public Policy Research is a concrete way for the Commission to cultivate relationships with the university community and have access to leading-edge research in the communications field."

Jean-Pierre Blais, CRTC Chairman

"The Canadian Communication Association is delighted to have this opportunity to work with the CRTC in developing a policy-relevant scholarship that informs the Canadian communication environment now, and into the future."

Dr. Penelope Ironstone, CCA President

Related links

CRTC Prize for Excellence in Public Policy Research 
CRTC Participation Guide 
Canadian Communication Association 


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