How to Tell a Data Story


Webinar, CA

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Your analyses are rigorous, your results are compelling, and your visualizations are beautiful. But is that enough? Can you tell a good story?

To learn, join our second Connect2Learn session, How to Tell a Data Story, developed in collaboration with Claudia Sanmartin at Statistics Canada.

Drawing on insights from Statistics Canada and Health Canada, this interactive, two-hour session will share data communication tips, tricks, and lessons

Be ready to roll up your sleeves and have some fun, engaging with CAnD3 partners, researchers and Fellows and expanding your communication toolbox.


10:00-10:20 AM | Telling a story with data

COVID-19 data integration and visualization (supporting data-driven decision-making with COVID-19 data)

10:20-11:00 AM | Interactive session 

Interactive session: ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ of COVID-19 data visualization

11:00-11:50 AM | Hands-on activity 

TEAM UP! Produce an infographic, with feedback from panelists Robert Wiebe and Claudia Sanmartin

Featured Presenters

Circular image of presenter Claudia Sanmartin

Claudia Sanmartin is the Director of Strategic Analysis, Publications and Training Division in the Analytical Studies Branch at Statistics Canada. Dr. Sanmartin plays an active role in conducting research and developing new data sources to meet emerging information needs in the area of health, health care, and health system performance. Her research interests include access to health care services non-need determinants of access to care such as socio-economic status.


Circular image of presenter Rob Wiebe


Rob Wiebe is the Director of Marketing, Partnerships and Creative Services in the Communications and Public Affairs Branch at Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. He is a dynamic Executive with 15 years of diverse communications experience in digital, strategic and communications service delivery. He has a broad array of experience managing staff and budgets at four federal government departments, leading multi-disciplinary teams and F/T/P groups and working closely with senior executives, Ministers and ministerial staff on issues and on the ground at events in Canada and in other countries.


Our Connect2Learn series is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary and intersectoral learning and exchange among all CAnD3 members, including researchers from population research fields in universities in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Germany, Canadian partners from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, and CAnD3 Fellows.

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