FREE CSSRP Workshop: Introduction to Statistical Literacy

From politics to sports to class assignments, we come across statistics every day. Hosted by the CSSRP, join us to learn more about how statistics are collected and measured, and how we can make sense about what they mean. Using current, real world examples, grow your confidence when dealing with statistics from your favourite sports team, at the office, or in the classroom. The workshop is designed for both graduate and undergraduate students as well as faculty members or anyone who wants a fun, hands-on introduction to statistics and how they are used both in research and in everyday life.

About the instructor:

Steven Nuss (he/him) has experience and leadership in academia, public policy advocacy and government relations, and strategic communications. Steven is currently a PhD student in Political Science at Simon Fraser University. He has held roles with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Janet Brown Opinion Research, and has been working with the Centre for Social Science Research and Policy since January 2022. Steven previously served as Policy Advisor at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, where he contributed to and led the development of the Chamber’s policy advocacy and its strategic communications and media relations, working directly with businesses, governments, and stakeholders to encourage policy adoption that strengthens the business community and the Calgary community as a whole. He also has experience in residential, auto, and catastrophe insurance claims.

Steven’s research and teaching assistance focus broadly on Canadian institutions, political behaviour, and quantitative methodology. He has a particular interest and training in survey research and experimental design.

Steven is also a dog dad to two adorable dogs – a labradoodle, Piper; and sheepadoodle puppy, Meredith. He’s an avid country music fan who loves to two-step with his partner, and continues attempts in fits and starts to learn the guitar and read more.

More questions? Please contact the event organizer, Shayna Plaut @