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Florence Nightingale Day 2023

February, 3 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Florence Nightingale Day 2023

Florence Nightingale is widely known as the founder of modern nursing, but she was also a ground-breaking statistician who is credited with inventing the pie chart. Florence Nightingale Day is an international celebration that invites high school students, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups, to follow in her footsteps by exploring studies and careers in statistics and data sciences.

In British Columbia, Florence Nightingale Day 2023 will be co-hosted by CANSSI and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.

The day will include fun hands-on activities, panel discussions by university students and professionals, and opportunities for participants to talk to university students about their experiences and interest in studying statistics.

The day has three goals:

  • To give high school students an understanding of the strong benefits of studying statistics for their future career paths
  • To give high school students a glimpse of what studying statistics in university is like
  • To promote diversity in statistics and data science by encouraging and inspiring high school students from all communities to explore statistics

Schedule of Activities

(All times are Pacific Time)

Time Activity
9.30–10.00 Registration
10:00–10:15 Welcome Talk
10:15–11:00 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Panel
11:00–11:15 Break
11:15–12:30 Interactive Activities
12:30–1:15 Lunch
 1:15–2:00 Panel of Professional Women
2:00–2:15 Wrap-up
2:15–3.15 SFU Campus Tour

For Students

Interested in participating as a student? Sign up here if you would like to attend on your own.

For Teachers

If you would like to bring a class of students to this event, we can make it easy by providing transportation and free lunch for your students.

Interested in participating as a teacher? Sign up here and we’ll get in touch.

For Volunteers

We are looking for individuals to help us plan and organize the activities for this event. If you can help us either before the event or on the day, please let us know. There are lots of ways to get involved.

Interested in participating as a volunteer? Sign up here to get more information.


February, 3 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Simon Fraser University (Halpern Centre)
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6 Canada + Google Map
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