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Business Data Science Challenge

Statistics Canada invites graduate students and senior undergraduate students in economics, data science, computer science, mathematics and statistics to apply to its Business Data Science Challenge. The challenge is to apply data analytics or analysis techniques to increase our understanding of the state of entry and exit in the Canadian economy. Of particular interest are methods for producing more timely estimates for exits, methods for identifying and accounting for aberrant observations such as leverage points or outliers, and methods for incorporating unclassified firms into analysis. The deadline for submission is March 31st, 2019. Read all details and conditions here. 
7 December 2018 - 2:26pm |

Call for proposals: North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference 2019

Aimed at individuals working in and around data and metadata, NADDI 2019 seeks submissions that highlight the use of DDI and other metadata standards within research projects, official statistics, survey operations, academic libraries, and data archives. The theme this year is on the benefits of using metadata to drive efficiencies in a research data lifecycle, as well as promotes subsequent re-use of end data products, especially those generated by federal and national statistical agencies. The conference will be held next April, in Ottawa. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 7, 2019. 

27 November 2018 - 6:02pm |

Statistics Canada: 100 Years and Counting - Call for Proposals

On the occasion of Statistics Canada’s 100th anniversary, the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration, in collaboration with Statistics Canada and the Vanier Institute of the Family, will be holding a conference (December 6 & 7, 2018 - Ottawa) that will look at how Canada’s population has evolved over the last 100 years and at the critical contribution made by the country’s national statistical agency in measuring its evolution.  You are invited to submit original proposals to organize bilateral or multilateral sessions (i.e., workshops
5 October 2018 - 5:14pm |

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