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Talking Stats Event: Postsecondary education in the Maritimes

 
As part of Statistics Canada's Talking Stats series, held across Canada in 2018, a presentation entitled Postsecondary education, a Maritime perspective and a panel discussion is being held with experts on Monday, December 10, 2018 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. 
 
The presentation will be given by Canada’s Chief Statistician, and will explore the societal and economic evolution of education in the Maritimes over the past century. It will also explore the current postsecondary landscape of enrolments, graduates and labour market outcomes in the Maritimes, with a Canadian perspective for context. Looking forward, this presentation will then illustrate how innovations in data strategies currently underway at Statistics Canada will change our understanding of education.
 
The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with various local stakeholders and a Q&A session with the audience.
 
 
Participants on the panel are:
  • Karen Mihorean, Director General of Education, Labour and Income Statistics, Statistics Canada
  • Yigit Aydede, Associate Professor of Economics, Saint Mary’s University
  • Dawn Gordon, Director, Research and Data Analysis, Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission
  • Philip Leonard, Director General of Education, Labour and Income Statistics, Statistics Canada Research Associate, Department of Economics, University of New Brunswick, and Economist, New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training
  • Casey Warman, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Dalhousie University, and Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
 
The presentation will be in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French. Participants will be invited to ask questions in the official language of their choice.
 
 
Please register no later than December 6, 2018 as space is limited.
 
 
 
Getting to the venue:
The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel is located at 1919 Upper Water Street, at the heart of the city. Parking is available at the hotel (pending availability) at $4.00 per hour, or should the hotel lot be full, please park next door at Purdy’s Wharf Parkade and then from their second floor, take the pedway to the hotel (2 minute walk).  Accessible parking is available at the hotel and at the Purdy’s Wharf Parkade.
 
 
 
Where: 
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel - 1919 Upper Water Street
Date: 
10 December, 2018