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Exploring BC’s Community Information Tool

February 15, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


The Community Information Tool (CIT) is a central access point for data to help planners, policy makers, economic developers, researchers, and academics thrive in the digital economy. The CIT compiles over 40 data sets offering insights into regions across B.C. with integrated socio-economic, connectivity, and community assets data. The CIT assists users to better understand multiple factors that are happening within a community and region to support analytical and forecasting work, offering easy access to data-driven insights for communities in B.C. In this session, you will learn how to use the CIT as a comparative tool to see how one community is similar or different from another, search attributes of a community using your own criteria, and view a culmination of different data produced at the community level.

Raman Sanghera is the Innovation Strategist in the Ministry of Citizens’ Services Connectivity Division. She assists in tool-development cycles, webinars, and demos. Raman is passionate about making data easily accessible for all, which presents itself in every aspect of her role.

Susan Mordy is the Application Lead in the Ministry of Citizens’ Services Connectivity Division. She works with external vendors on tool development to constantly update datasets and incorporate feedback. Susan has many years of experience in sharing data, and she believes data works best when it can be easily understood.

Krista Zens is the Director of Analytics & Tools in the Ministry of Citizens’ Services Connectivity Division. She has over 18 years of experience in the GIS and data-management fields. Krista enjoys drawing insights from data, especially when that means presenting multiple contexts in a visual format.

This event is part of Love Data Week 2023, co-sponsored by SFU, UBC, UNBC, and UVic. Registration is open to everyone.

If you have questions, concerns, or accessibility needs, please email research.commons@ubc.ca.

This event is online. Registrants receive the link 1 hour before the event (registration closes 2 hours before).