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CANDEV Data Challenge

Saturday - January 18

8:30 - 10:45
Promenade, Level 0, Jock Turcot University Centre (UCU), 85 University Pvt

Registration

Please bring your student ID.

8:30 - 10:45
Promenade, UCU

Partner Expo

Bring your resume and take the opportunity to network with government professionals.

11:00 - 11:30
C140, Learning Crossroads (CRX), 100 Louis-Pasteur Pvt

Opening Ceremony

CANDEV begins! Seating for the opening ceremony will be first come, first served. There will be a LIVE STREAM of the opening ceremony available in C010 and C040 in CRX.

Keynote speakers: Anil Arora (Chief Statistician of Canada) and Robert McLellan (Chief Technology Officer, Statistics Canada).

11:45 - 12:15
Study Rooms, 4th Floor, CRX

Introduction to the Business Case

Your mentor will provide background information on the business case that you will be solving.

12:15 - 4:00
Dining Hall, UCU

Lunch

A meal voucher will be offered to you at the entrance of the Dining Hall between 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. and again from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. . You may use your lunch voucher any time up to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

12:30 - 1:00
C140, CRX

Presentation - Career in the GoC (French)

Learn more about the career opportunities offered by the Government of Canada and how to apply at a presentation by our HR Staffing team.

1:15 - 1:45
C140, CRX

Presentation - Career in the GoC (English)

Learn more about the career opportunities offered by the Government of Canada and how to apply at a presentation by our HR Staffing team.

2:00 - 4:00
Study Rooms, 4th Floor, CRX

Mentorship sessions

Now that you have had time to review the business case, use this time to ask specific questions to your mentor. Each team will be assigned a 15-minute time slot.

2:00 - 6:00
C308 and C407, CRX

Workshops

Learn about new technologies and statistical methods from one of our data scientists.

Consult the Workshops tab for all the details.

4:00 - 11:00
Dining Hall, UCU

Dinner

A meal voucher will be offered to you at the entrance of the Dining Hall between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. You may use your dinner voucher any time between 4:00 and 11:00pm on Saturday.

Sunday - January 19

12:00
CRX, 5th floor

Midnight Snack

Pizza, cookies and coffee will be offered to you.

6:00 - 9:30
Dining Hall, UCU

Breakfast

A meal voucher will be offered to you at the entrance of the Dining Hall between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. You may use your breakfast voucher any time between 6:00 and 9:30 a.m.

12:00

Solution Submission Deadline

12:30 - 2:00
Study Rooms, 4th Floor, CRX

Judging - Round 1

Each team will present their solution in a 3-minute pitch, plus 2 minutes for questions from the judges. The top solution for each business case will be selected to move onto the second round of judging.

2:15 - 3:15
C140, CRX

Judging - Round 2

Each team will present their solution in a 5-minute pitch, no questions allowed. The top 5 solutions will be selected as the winners of the Data Challenge.

3:30 - 4:00
C140, CRX

Closing Ceremony

Announcement of winners and closing remarks.

Keynote speakers: Sarah Paquet (Executive Vice-President and Champion of the University of Ottawa, Shared Services Canada) and Monia Lahaie (Assistant Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada).

For more information:

Visit the Statistics Canada website.

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