SFU Research Data Center:

Thursday, April 25th, 9am-10am

The Research Data Centre at the Simon Fraser University is part of the British Columbia Inter-university Research Data Centre, supported by partner universities, SSHRC/CIHR, and Statistics Canada. This collaborative initiative aims to strengthen B.C.’s social research capacity, support policy-relevant research, and provide insights on important issues by increasing the use of Statistics Canada’s rich data for academic and policy-relevant research.

The BCIRDC provides access, for approved projects, to selected Statistics Canada confidential microdata household, population and workplace files, including:

  • Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)

  • Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS)

  • National Population Health Survey (NPHS)

  • Youth in Transition Survey and the Programme for International Student Assessments (YITS-PISA)

The RDC is available to faculty and graduate students from SFU, UBC, UNBC, and UVic, who have an approved project.

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SFU Observatory tour

Thursday, April 25th, 12pm-1pm

Delve into astronomy and take a peek into our 0.7-metre diameter reflector telescope that is capable of tracking distant galaxies billions of years old!  The telescope also provides a digital feed and can be remotely accessed and deployed by community groups and schools across Canada. Take a tour of the science plaza that surrounds the observatory dome - including a sundial, star benches, constellation tables, and an outdoor gallery featuring illuminated seasonal star charts. 

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Trivia Pub Night

Thursday, April 25th, 5:30pm-9pm

Join us for Trivia Night! Presented by SASSA, MSU and SFSS, trivia night will take place in the brand new Study Pub.

Hop onto the conference Discord channel to connect with other attendees and find your team! Teams will be made up of 4 people and we encourage you to work with people from other universities and from different disciplines. Trivia questions will range from educational questions (don’t worry not too many!) to music, sitcoms and pop culture. There will prizes for the top teams as well as several door prizes.

The first 60 attendees to register will get 15$ towards dinner. Some free beer will be provided and everyone will be able to capture memories at the photo booth!