Curio.ca Tutorial: Statistics

Curio.ca offers a wide array of original content in English and French as well as sophisticated tools that allow you to manage and track your group’s viewing experience. Our tutorials are specially crafted to help you better navigate through the platform while discovering the more complex functionalities available to you. This Statistics Tutorial presents how to create and configure a member account ...
  • 2015
  • Added on: 09/29/2015

The Stats of Life

Through census data, surveys and studies, we now know more about ourselves than ever before. But what’s the story behind the stats? In our diverse modern world, is there still such a thing as "average?" The Stats of Life is a light-hearted series that layers graphics of statistics over the compelling stories of real people. We explore how households across the country ...
  • 2017
  • Added on: 11/23/2017

The Stats of Life Home

In this episode we meet the family with the statistically average home who are looking for ways to increase its value. Plus, a family who bought a huge home now regrets the constant upkeep, and a pair of sisters are looking to buy their first home — right in the middle of a frantic real estate bubble.
  • 2017
  • 00:23:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/17/2018

News in Review - March 2003 Census 2001: Canada's Changing Face

For the last year Statistics Canada has been releasing data it collected during the 2001 census. This data makes one thing perfectly clear: Canada is changing. We’re older, more ethnically and racially diverse, and more urban then ever before.
  • 2003
  • 00:14:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2003

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Curio.ca Tutorials Curio.ca Tutorial: Account Configuration and Statistics

Curio.ca offers a wide array of original content in English and French, as well as sophisticated tools that allow you to manage and track your group’s viewing experience. Our tutorials were specially crafted to help you better navigate through the platform while discovering the more complex functionalities available to you. This Account Configuration and Statistics tutorial presents the steps on how to ...
  • 2015
  • 00:04:03
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/26/2015

The Stats of Life Money

In this episode we meet a couple who find that earning the statistically average income still makes it difficult to raise a family. Plus, a woman worth $100 million moves her family into her dream home and a couple making a decent income are so loaded down with debt that they’re considering bankruptcy.
  • 2017
  • 00:23:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/17/2018

News in Review - April 1993 The New Census: Who We Are

The results of the 1991 census describe important demographic changes in Canada and in Canadian society. This report also examines the census itself.
  • 1993
  • 00:15:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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The Nature of Things A Head for Figures

The Nature of Things takes a good-natured look at statistics, a subject that many people find incomprehensible or irrelevant. The program illustrates how abstract mathematical ideas affect us in the real world. On the basis of statistics, laws are drafted that make seatbelts mandatory or prohibit smoking. Nevertheless, when faced with decisions about uncertain situations, people often turn to intuition ...
  • 1995
  • 00:45:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Stats of Life Food

In this episode we meet the statistically average family that can’t seem to make time to eat healthy meals together. Plus, a large family that has 25 people over for dinner every Friday and a couple from the east coast who have so little money that to feed themselves they forage for food, tend a garden and barter for meals ...
  • 2017
  • 00:23:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/17/2018

News in Review - September 2010 The Controversy Over the Census

In late July, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government announced a big change to Canada’s census, saying that filling out a longer version of the questionnaire would no longer be mandatory. Many Canadians criticized the decision, claiming it would damage the census, but the government refused to back down. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at the census and the ...
  • 2010
  • 00:13:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2010

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News in Review - May 2004 Measuring Risk: Living in Scary Times

Terrorism, SARS, West Nile virus, mad cow disease can all make us feel as if we’re living in really frightening times. But the people who study danger say we should probably all relax. In this story we’ll look at how the science of statistics can help calm our anxieties and focus our attention on the real risks of everyday life.
  • 2004
  • 00:12:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2004

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News in Review - December 1993 New Drivers: Graduated Licenses

This story reveals the tragic statistics involving new drivers and automobile fatalities and explores proposed legislation aimed at reducing such deaths.
  • 1993
  • 00:11:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1993

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Curio.ca Tutorials

Curio.ca offers a wide array of original content in English and French as well as sophisticated tools that allow you to manage and track your group’s viewing experience. Our tutorials were specially crafted to help you better navigate through the platform while discovering the more complex functionalities available to you.
  • 2015
  • General
  • Added on: 09/01/2015

The National Second wave of COVID-19 a ‘statistical certainty’: infectious disease expert

World-renowned infectious disease expert Dr. Gabriel Leung was among the first to predict the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic in January and he says the worst is far from over.
  • 2020
  • 00:07:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

CBC News Does immigration increase crime?

According to polls, about a quarter of Canadians believe that immigration increases crime. The CBC’s Catherine Cullen explains the research that shows the contrary.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

News in Review - October 2017 Opioid Epidemic: An Overdose Crisis

The rise of unintentional drug overdoses in Canada is growing faster than anyone could have imagined. Numbers are rising so quickly, it’s being called an epidemic. Fentanyl-laced heroin is one of the worst culprits. Statistics show that many of those falling prey to the potentially fatal mixture are between 15 and 24 years of age. Big cities like Vancouver and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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The National Why murder victims' identities should be made public

Relatives say the identities of murder victims should be made public, to prevent them from becoming statistics. The push is in response to a proposed policy in Regina to keep the victims' names a secret. The argument is that there is nothing to gain by releasing them.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The Code Normal distribution in fish populations

Marcus du Sautoy examines a sample of dover sole from a day's catch, and by measuring the weight of this small number of fish, explores how the bell-curve of the Normal Distribution allows us to predict what the largest fish in the population is likely to weigh, even without catching it. The calculations are not shown in full detail, but ...
  • 2011
  • 00:04:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The National Driving high: Preventing impaired driving a focus for authorities

A Statistics Canada report found one in seven pot users surveyed said they had driven within two hours of using pot.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

None of the Above Under Pressure

Tim Shaw takes us on a freewheeling journey through the science on our doorstep in another exploration of what makes things do what they do. This time Tim shows the explosive power of beauty products, the best way to make a Venice Beach weightlifter practically powerless, and demonstrates the dramatic consequences of a stray spark on a gas station forecourt.
  • 2013
  • 00:21:55
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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The Code Using probability functions to help locate serial killers

Marcus du Sautoy meets a detective with a PhD in mathematics who has created a probability function that can help narrow down the area in which a serial killer is likely to live. The case of Jack the Ripper is outlined, and the probable street where he lives revealed. The function is then broken down and the different elements explained: ...
  • 2011
  • 00:04:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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News in Review - December 2017 Crisis on Campus: Mental Health Demands Surge

There’s an increasing demand for mental health services on college and university campuses across Canada. That’s because the latest statistics show that one in five post-secondary students suffers from some kind of mental health issue. It can range from feeling overwhelmed to depression and suicidal thoughts. The number of students seeking counselling is multiplying so fast, colleges and universities are ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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BBC Documentaries Don't Panic: How to End Poverty in 15 Years

The legendary statistical showman Professor Hans Rosling returns with a feast of facts and figures as he examines the extraordinary target the world commits to this week – to eradicate extreme poverty worldwide. In the week the United Nations presents its new goals for global development, Don't Panic: How to End Poverty in 15 Years looks at the number one goal for ...
  • 2015
  • 00:59:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2020

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News in Review - April 2020 Black Market Firearms: How Illegal Guns Get Into Canada

Our streets in Canada are still quite safe, but gun crime is increasing. Much of the growth is attributed to gun and gang violence in larger cities like Toronto. Handgun homicides accounted for more than half of all murders in Canada in 2018, according to Statistics Canada. So, where are criminals getting all these guns? Police estimate about half the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2020

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The National Ottawa unveils 'historic' Indigenous child welfare overhaul

While only seven per cent of Canada's children are Indigenous, they represent more than half of Canada's children in foster care. This is a startling statistic that a new Liberal bill, backed by First Nations leaders, aims to change.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019