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CANDEV Data Challenge

January 18, 2020 — January 19, 2020

Location:University of Ottawa

Statistics Canada is proud to share with your faculty the CANDEV data challenge event happening on January 18-19, 2020 at the University of Ottawa. CANDEV is a multidisciplinary challenge over the course of a weekend where students are asked to solve business cases submitted by federal departments. Representatives of all partnering departments will be on-site to provide mentorship sessions as the purpose of the project is to improve recruitment processes by finding innovative ways to interact with the academia. The event is free to attend and will include meals, workshops, partner expo, judging of the prototypes, and more!

We are reaching out for your help to inform your students interested in participating as the event is open to all post-secondary student of 18 years old and older enrolled in a Canadian institution.

Registrations are closing on January 10th, 2020.

Statistics Canada is proud to announce the second edition of the CANDEV Data Challenge. Last year’s
success at the University of Ottawa demonstrated that there is no limit to the talent and passion of
Canada’s youth!

Here are some quick facts about the Data Challenge:

The CANDEV Data Challenge, presented by Statistics Canada in collaboration with the University of Ottawa will be held within their UCU and CRX buildings on the weekend of January 18-19, 2020.

It is a 24-hour intensive problem solving team challenge. Students must be 18 or older and enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution to

Attendance of the event is free.

The Data Challenge includes: mentorship sessions, workshops and a partner expo Students will present their prototypes to a panel of judges.
Opportunity to network with potential employers from Statistics Canada and the Government of Canada.

Students are invited to apply to CANDEV specific recruitment opportunities that could potentially lead to a career opportunity within the federal public service. Examples of projects include: establishing new processes of acquiring data, developing a statistical dashboard, creating an application, developing algorithms, and more.

To register, check out the new CANDEV Data Challenge web platform and make sure to interact with us
on all of Statistics Canada’s social media platforms using #CANDEV.

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter and YouTube.

Space is limited, so apply now!

For more information, please contact the CANDEV Data Challenge team.