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UNB’s fourth annual Data Visualization Competition to focus on sustainable development

Author: Jessica Mann

Posted on Nov 18, 2019

Category: News and Notices

The University of New Brunswick’s International Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (IBEC) will host the fourth annual Data Visualization Competition on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Wu Conference Centre.

This year’s competition will see participants from across Atlantic Canada use their analytical skills and imagination to create visual presentations and infographics based on open data sets relating to sustainable development.

“This year we have participants presenting on topics related to at least one of the 17 sustainable goals put forth in the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” says Andrew Lockhart, program officer with IBEC. 

“We have almost 40 teams registered – a record number, proving that this competition has become an essential event for members of academia, industry, and government to see data,” continues Lockhart. 

The six teams who make the final will go head to head in front of a panel of judges composed of representatives from government, academia, research foundations, and industry leaders in data science.  

This year’s competition includes a presentation by Dalhousie University Ph.D. candidate Paola Beneras titled “The Power of Data: Reading Numbers for Evidence-Based Decisions.” 

Members of the public and students are invited to watch the competition and will have the chance to vote for winner of the “Viewers’ Choice Prize.”

Key times
-    8:30 a.m. Preliminary round of presentations
-    11:45 a.m. Paola Beneras presents “The Power of Data: Reading Numbers for Evidence-Based Decisions.”
-    12:45 p.m. Finalists pitch their presentations to judges
-    2:30 p.m. Winners to be announced


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