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By the numbers…International Women’s Day

Did you know that 61% of university graduates in 2006 were women? In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, please take a look at some interesting statistics about women in Canada.

For more information on data about women or related topics, please contact

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Valentine’s Day…By The Numbers

Thinking of buying your sweetheart a rose for Valentine’s Day?  You’re not alone.   According to Statistics Canada, 10.5 million stems of roses were produced in Canada in 2011.  For more interesting facts about Valentine’s Day, please visit Statistics Canada’s website.

For more information about data and statistics for research, please see the Library’s Map and Data Resources page:

Back to School…By the Numbers

Did you know that there were 773,300 teachers and professors in Canada as of June, 2012?

If you want to know more about enrolment and expenditures on education in Canada, check out Statistics Canada’s ‘Back to school… by the numbers.’ For further information on Statistics Canada or other data, please contact

Father’s Day…By the Numbers

Did you know that the average age of fathers in Canada in 2006 was 41.6?  With Father’s Day approaching on June 19th, Statistics Canada has compiled some interesting facts on fathers in Canada.  The sources of this data, as well as many others covering various topics, are available through the Library, and provide an excellent complement to your research and teaching. 

To learn more about data and statistical sources, please visit the Geospatial Map and Data Centre on the main floor of the Library, or email