Connecting Stats, Stories and People
To mark Statistics Canada's 100th anniversary throughout 2018, this blog featured stories of leaders and change-makers that have impacted the world of statistics. This special series included profiles on Jean Talon, Robert H. Coats and Agatha Chapman, among others. For more information about how we marked our centennial, visit One Hundred Years and Counting.
Over a long and celebrated career, Dr. Sylvia Ostry left an indelible mark on the Canadian civil service—a true giant, on whose shoulders we continue to stand to this very day.
Although never officially employed at the Dominion Bureau of Statistics (DBS), we consider her one of our own. After all, Agatha Chapman is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in the art of measuring the economic pulse of the nation through the emerging science of national accounts.
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