News archive - March 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Canada’s skills gap in data analysis?

In an article published in the National Post, Professor Anindya Sen points to a skills gap in data analysis in Canada and, in particular, in our ability to interpret and gain useful insights from the data.  Professor Sen argues that this gap can be partly addressed by training in the the social sciences and humanities, which not only provide perspective in behavioural theories and trends but also aids in spearheading ethics and governance in the data science world.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Economics PhD students win third place in Datafest competition

Four students sitting next to each other on chairs

Congratulations to our PhD student team of Andres Arcila Vasquez, Iuliia Nesterova, John Baker, and Zehua Pan (pictured below), who received third place in the inaugaral Datafest organized by Professor Anindya Sen, Director of the Master of Public Service program on Friday, March 4, 2019. Economics had two MA teams as well - Team 1 - Hongcan Zhang, Keyi Zhang, Sophie Yin, Haochang Li, and Team 2Siwei Shen, Wenzuo Xu, Tong Zhou, Yongyun Zhou.

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