University Liaison Program

Statistics Canada's University Liaison Program helps postsecondary instructors identify Statistics Canada information and products for use in lectures, course assignments and textbooks. This program includes a sabbatical or work leave vistorship. This visitorship supports research and feasibility studies related to Statistics Canada databanks, ongoing research and reports. The Program serves faculties of education and selected social science departments throughout Canada.

Services offered:


Top of page.Prizes for students in Education

Statistics Canada offers an annual curriculum prize to a postsecondary student in education, in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. The Ray Ryan Statistics Canada Prize for Curriculum Studies is awarded to the student who completes the best curriculum project involving substantive application of the Statistics Canada website or other Statistics Canada products.

In conjunction with the Canadian Association for Foundations of Education, the Statistics Canada Award for Foundations of Education is presented to a pre-service student who completes a project or paper involving the application of material from the Statistics Canada website, www.statcan.gc.ca, or other Statistics Canada education resources.


Top of page.Prize for students in Geography/Native studies

The Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG), Statistics Canada, and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada award the Robin P. Armstrong Memorial Prize for Excellence in Native Studies to a graduate student in geography/native studies for the best Master's or PhD thesis on an aboriginal topic.


Top of page.Prize for students in Geography/Environmental studies

The Environment and Resources Study Group of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG), and Statistics Canada award the CAG/Statistics Canada Student Award for Research into Human Impacts on the Canadian Environment to an undergraduate student in geography and/or environmental studies/science for the best paper examining impacts of human activity on Canada's environment.


Top of page.Prize for students in statistical survey methods

The Survey Methods Section of the Statistical Society of Canada awards a student prize for the best paper in survey methods presented at the Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada. The award is open to students registered at a Canadian university at any time during the year in which the meeting is held.


Top of page.Consultation and professional development

Instructors seeking professional development in the use of Statistics Canada materials, or help for their teaching or textbooks can contact any Statistics Canada regional education support team member.


Top of page.Sabbaticals

Statistics Canada may be able to provide office space, professional development, and interesting projects for academics interested in spending time with us during their sabbatical. Academics who have spent time at Statistics Canada as part of this program include:

Academic staff in Canadian faculties of education considering a sabbatical at or visit to Statistics Canada can contact Sharon Nevins at 613-951-2858 (ulp@statcan.gc.ca).


Top of page.Practicum at Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada may be able to provide office space, training, and projects of mutual interest for teacher candidates interested in spending time with us during an alternative practicum. Teacher candidates who have spent time at Statistics Canada as part of this program include:

For information, contact Sharon Nevins at 613-951-2858 (ulp@statcan.gc.ca).