April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Canadian Open Data Society (CODS)

‘A Year of COVID-19 Open Data’


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What: Join our guest hosts Jean-Paul Soucy, Jens von Bergmann and others, as we discuss the past year’s explosion of data-driven dashboards, policies and journalism connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, challenges overcome, lessons learnt, and what the future may bring.


  • Jean-Paul R. Soucy is a Vanier Scholar and PhD student studying infectious disease epidemiology in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is a co-founder of the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group, which curates a centralized repository of COVID-19 data in Canada. He also maintains the group’s dashboard and vaccine tracker. Jean-Paul is a co-founder of the University of Toronto Journal of Public Health and currently serves as the journal’s epidemiology editor. His website and blog can be found at: jprs.me
  • Jens von Bergmann holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and is the founder of MountainMath, a Vancouver based data analysis firm. He deals mostly with Canadian data and is the author of several Canadian open data R packages, including {cansim} and {cancensus} and provides open API access to Canadian census data through the CensusMapper.ca platform.

When: 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday April 22nd, 2021
Where: Zoom teleconference (link to be provided to registrants shortly beforehand)