I work as a data reporter for CBC/Radio-Canada. There are two official languages in Canada: English and French. Because I am based in Montreal, Quebec, I work mostly in French, but I often translate my projects.
For my portfolio, I choose six completely different stories.
\”Université: payer pour avoir moins\” is about the steep increase of special fees in Quebec universities. When I asked the government for the financial data of all of Quebec\’s universities, my request was declined. But I found a source who accepted to give me 20 years of data. I had to understand the accounting data, cross-reference it with the number of students and professors in each university, for each year, to be able to do an analysis. Then I needed to code my visualization to explain my findings in a simple and clear way to our audience.
\”How the CAQ won the Quebec provincial election\” was published after our last general election. I had very detailed data on who voted for which party and when. I created a simple and efficient data to explain how the Coalition Avenir Québec succeeded to win the election, even if just a quarter of the voters chose them for their policies. On the same template, I published \”Et si nous avions eu un mode de scrutin proportionnel?\”, which showed of the CAQ party won the election, even if most of the voters didn\’t vote for it.
The goal of \”On a cloné les chefs\” was to give the possibility for the voters, during our last general election Quebec, to ask questions directly to the political leaders. I asked 50 questions on 9 different topics to each leader. Then their responses were loaded into four chatbots.
\”Et si vous aviez investi dans le cannabis\” is about the legalization of marijuana in Canada. I heard so many people saying that they should have invested in marijuana producing company that I decided to create a stock market simulation for them, with a vertical timeline. It brings them back in 2014, with $100 to invest.
And \”Forget the snowy winters of your childhood\” is a story on climate change. I scraped the data from Environment Canada\’s weather stations. And I produced an analysis of how winters changed through the decades because of global warming. I also coded a series of visualizations to explain it.
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