Florence Nightingale Day 2024

When and Where

Saturday, March 02, 2024 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Rooms 9014 & 9016
Ontario Power Building
700 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z5


CANSSI Ontario and the University of Toronto Department of Statistical Sciences are pleased to host our second annual celebration of Florence Nightingale Day on March 2, 2024 (10 am-2 pm).  

The event aims to promote gender diversity in statistics and data science by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering people of genders currently underrepresented in these fields.

Florence Nightingale, the day’s namesake, was not only the founder of modern nursing but also a pioneer in data visualization. She effectively used data in an organized way to fight for better care for wounded soldiers and public health improvements in the 1850s. You can read more about Florence Nightingale and her work.

The event celebrates the contributions to statistical sciences made by Nightingale and other women and promotes statistics, the science of data. Women and those from underrepresented groups in these fields are encouraged to participate. Students can discover career opportunities in statistics and data science, participate in fun data-related activities, and meet academic and industry mentors.

This event is open to high school students in grades 10-12 in the Toronto area. The Day will comprise faculty-organized hands-on activities, games, and panels of professional speakers, followed by networking and lunch.

Please join the event.


700 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z5