Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

150 Years or More of Data Analysis in Canada

September 11, 2017

CANSSI, the Fields Institute, Statistics Canada, the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC), Dalhousie University, University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa and University of Toronto are pleased to invite you to the series of general interest lectures “150 Years or More of Data Analysis in Canada” to be given by David Bellhouse (University of Western Ontario).

Learn about the past and future of Data Analysis and Statistics in Canada. Topics include:

  • The Victorian Statistics Movement and its effect in Canada
  • data analysis by a Montreal physician in the 1850s
  • a controversy over data analysis in the 1850s and 60s centred in Montreal
  • John A. MacDonald’s use of statistics
  • the Canadian insurance industry and the use of statistics
  • the beginning of mathematical statistics
  • the Fisherian revolution
  • the influence of Fisher, Neyman and Pearson
  • the computer revolution
  • the emergence of data science


University of Ottawa
75 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada
+ Google Map