Event box

Urban Heat Islands and Social Inequities: A Data-Driven Story

Urban Heat Islands and Social Inequities: A Data-Driven Story Online

In this talk, Nael Shiab and Isabelle Bouchard (CBC Journalists) will present their work on urban heat islands and their correlation with some demographic indicators. More specifically, this work shows that immigrants and people with low income are most likely to live in the hottest urban areas. This makes them much more vulnerable to heat waves, with deadly consequences. Shiab and Bouchard will share their methodology and discuss how they used open data to highlight social inequalities. They will also explain the role of the interactive visualization to support their story.

Read the Urban Heat Islands report.

Speaker Bios: Nael works for CBC/Radio-Canada, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, as Senior Data Producer, interactive content and visualizations. Isabelle worked for CBC/Radio-Canada as a data scientist. Nael and Isabelle have been collaborating to produce major reports on urban sprawl and heat islands in Canada.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  SCDS Sponsored Events  
Registration has closed.

More information on Sherman Centre Events can be found on the SCDS Events page.


The Sherman Centre and the McMaster University Library are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for its presenters and participants. As a participant in this session, you agree to support and help cultivate an experience that is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive, as well as free of harassment, discrimination, and oppression. We reserve the right to remove participants who exhibit harassing, malicious or persistently disruptive behaviour. Please refer to our code of conduct webpage for more information.

Event Organizer

No Profile image
Veronica Litt

More events like this...