UNBC building StatsCan Research Data Centre

November 3, 2016

The University of Northern British Columbia is building a Statistics Canada Research Data Centre, according to the Prince George Citizen, and will soon be able to provide local researchers access to a large amount of information. “The data sets are fabulous. As a researcher you can't ask for better... They're beautifully designed and set up, the sample is good... (It's a) good representative sample of Canadians,” says UNBC academic director Cindy Hardy. Users of the data centre must be trained, have approved projects, and have sworn an oath of secrecy before they can access the room. The article notes that the centre will help produce more research about the north, and will particularly help meet the needs of Northern Health analysts. Prince George Citizen