DSS6 - Data Analyst Assistant

Project start and end dates:
2022-09-06 to 2022-11-18

Goals & Objectives

We are building a software prototype that allows citizens to submit photos and other “ground truth” observations to the Trusted Authorities, before, during/after climate change disasters such as floods, wildfires, sea storms etc. We have gathered ‘climate change’ research data over a period of time, and we would like students to analyse the datasets (both structured and unstructured), to explore and discover new insights that would have not been possible with traditional analytics. We would also like students to research and update our current datasets. We will provide access for the students to retrieve the required data from GitHub and SharePoint. This project offers an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience working with big data sets, as well as in cutting-edge data analytical and research techniques.

Project Outcome

As part of the practicum, the Humber College student worked closely with us to complete business function tasks which included:

  • Creation of data sets by researching open data sets around the world
  • Investigation and primary research for the recent hurricane Fiona disaster-related information and data sets
  • Creating data visualization using Tableau Desktop
  • Created data schemas on frictionless data

He helped us create datasets in presentable and usable CSV and JSON formats and created great visualizations using Tableau Desktop.

The student was always ethical, professional and highly productive throughout his practicum. He demonstrated research skills, critical thinking, data collection skills, problem-solving, Ms Office proficiency, and report writing. We are pleased with the material he produced and recommend his work.

Overall the result was thought-provoking and of value to us.


We would like to thank Jinshu Joseph John and the teaching staff of Research Analyst course. *

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Academic Institution

Humber College

Etobicoke, Ontario,Canada

The Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, commonly known as Humber College, is a public College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1967, Humber has two main campuses: the Humber North campus and the Lakeshore campus.

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