150 Years or More of Data Analysis in Canada

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).

See the pdf poster here.

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

Everyone is welcome!

September 11, 2017 – University of Ottawa
September 12, 2017 – Dalhousie University
September 14, 2017 – University of Toronto
October 19, 2017 – University of British Columbia
November 24, 2017 – McGill University

For details please contact the local organizers:
Radu Craiu (craiu@utstat.toronto.edu); Nancy Heckman (nancy@stat.ubc.ca); Rafal Kulik (rkulik@uottawa.ca); Bruce Smith (Bruce.Smith@Dal.Ca); David Stephens (david.stephens@mcgill.ca

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