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Florence Nightingale Day 2024 in Atlantic Canada

May 24 | 9:30 am1:30 pm

Florence Nightingale Day in Atlantic Canada

Florence Nightingale 2024 in Atlantic Canada will take place at the University of New Brunswick Saint John on May 24, 2024.

CANSSI Atlantic will host this event, which gives high school students the chance to explore studies and careers in statistical sciences.


9:30–9:45 a.m. Registration Name tags and T-shirts

9:45–10:00 a.m. | Welcome | Introductions | Who is Florence Nightingale?

10:00–10:45 a.m. | Interactive Activity 1 (M&M Activity)

10:45–11:15 a.m. | Campus Tour

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Panel (Phil Munz, Joanna Mills Flemming, Anson Green, Maggie Brown)

12:00–12:30 p.m. | Lunch

12:30–1:15 p.m. | Interactive Activity 2 (Statistical Ecology)

1:15–1:30 p.m. | Wrap-Up

About Florence Nightingale Day

Florence Nightingale Day was launched in the U.S. in 2018. Since then, it has become an international one-day initiative with in-person activities for local high school students organized at colleges and universities and virtual activities for students from all over the world. In the U.S., it has been celebrated at a number of institutions, including Ohio State University, Harvard University, and the University of Texas at Dallas. In Canada it has been celebrated at Simon Fraser University and at the University of Toronto (co-sponsored by CANSSI Ontario). CANSSI is a major co-sponsor and co-organizer of Florence Nightingale Day together with the Caucus for Women in Statistics and the American Statistical Association. It’s part of our developing effort to attract under-represented and disadvantaged high school students to study statistical sciences. Our vision is to expand Florence Nightingale Day to become a national event involving high school students across Canada.

In 2024, CANSSI will support events at Simon Fraser University, the University of Toronto, and potentially other universities. Our goal is to expand the number of sites each year. Check out these photos from the Florence Nightingale Day 2023 celebration organized by CANSSI and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at SFU.

For an international list of upcoming Florence Nightingale Day celebrations, visit this page.


May 24
9:30 am–1:30 pm
Event Category:


CANSSI Atlantic