A Data Story on N.L. with Statistics Canada
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Signal Hill Campus; online
Join the Harris Centre and RAnLab for this fascinating discussion of the relevance of data to immigration and climate change with Canada’s Chief Statistician.
Presentation #1: A data dive into important trends and impacts of immigration on Newfoundland and Labrador
Just like Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador experienced some recent shifts in its demographics, notably in the number of incoming permanent and temporary immigrants, and in interprovincial migrations. On top of these shifts, Newfoundland and Labrador is also experiencing population aging, changes in ethnocultural and linguistic diversity, and increasing regional differences, notably between urban and rural areas.
The Chief Statistician of Canada will present a statistical portrait that will describe these recent shifts and trends, will put them in perspective compared to national and other provincial trends, and will also discuss some possible future trends based on population projections. A panel of experts will present and engage the audience in the discussion on social and economic implications.
Presentation #2: Can data save lives in response to climate change and natural disasters?
Newfoundland is no stranger to extreme weather events and natural disasters. How can data provide actionable insights to understand the potential impact of natural disasters on the province’s people and its economy? The Chief Statistician of Canada will present a statistical portrait that will draw on recent events to demonstrate how data can inform the impact on the economy and will show how data can be used to understand the profiles of communities in order to prepare, respond and recover from natural disasters or emergency events.
Register to attend here: https://www.statcan.gc.ca/en/events/data-story/stjohns2024
Presented by Harris Centre