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New data and research at Statistics Canada for evidence-base

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Friday, September 9, 2016
Delta St. John’s Hotel & Conference Centre
Room: salons C and D of the Avalon Ballroom
120 New Gower Street
St. John’s, NL
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Presentation by the Chief Statistician of Canada, Wayne R. Smith to highlight how ‘big data’ are being used to provide new information to decision makers. Innovative initiatives in the areas of employment, education, immigration and health will be highlighted, showing how new data sources are being used to advance our understanding of important issues and trends in Canada. His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with experts and audience questions. Panelists are:

  • Grant Schellenberg, Director, Social Analysis and Modelling Division, Statistics Canada (moderator)
  • Alton Hollett, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economics and Statistics Branch, Department of Finance, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Doug May, Professor, Department of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Marie E. Ryan, Partner, Goss Gilroy Inc.
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