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While much of the world is talking big data, the story in Canada seems to be our shortage of it. Recent media reports about our country’s data deficit may be true to an extent, says economics professor Anindya Sen, but there are actually good datasets available through open government portals. The challenge is fully utilizing them to make informed policy decisions that improve people’s lives.

David Robertson will speak about his work to educate and entertain through the format of the graphic novel and other multi-media artistic collaborations. I've dedicated my writing career to educating people about First Nations cultures… It should be no surprise that, since I read them so much as a kid, I've chosen to do this work primarily through comics.”

On a wintery morning in late November, students, staff and faculty gathered around the Ceremonial Fire Grounds beside Laurel Creek for the opening of Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People. The sacred fire site now plays a vital part in the Bridge initiative - and offers many more opportunities for learning.