Upskill your teams so your organization can make better data-driven decisions

Our tailored training is designed to solve your unique organizational challenges. Delivered by leading experts, our customized training workshops are valuable for teams from all data skill levels.

The Need For Data Literacy

As organizations accelerate their digital transformations, there will be a need in fostering a more data literate workforce in order to succeed in a digital world. Organizations that commit to lifelong learning can improve their adaptability and flexibility in increasingly data-driven environments.


Our training sessions are delivered by leading experts who have decades of multidisciplinary experience creating and delivering educational programs. These are intensive and interactive workshops and non-credit courses that focus on data analysis including AI, visualization, modelling, platforms and tools.

How we work

Help you articulate your current challenges

Our team will consult with your stakeholders to identify and articulate your current needs so that you can empower your organization with the right skills that foster long-term success. We dive deep into what data skills and knowledge will be needed to help you achieve your organizational goals.

Design training delivered in a format that works for your organization

We design training workshops that can integrate your organization’s data, processes and values to ensure the content is relevant, tailored to your teams and immediately applicable—all delivered in a format that meets your need.


We continually refine the training process based on feedback from participants, enabling the training session to be flexible and adapt to participants’ needs and input.

What We Offer

Customized training

Empower your team and address skill gaps through our customized training. We work together with your team to build custom training content that addresses your organization’s specific business challenges. These helps close the skill gap, cater to a wide variety of learning styles, and maximize your return-on-investment compared to other standardized training.


Data Fellowships

These online, interactive workshops offer foundational data science and AI skills directly applicable to your work and organization. Taught live by SFU instructors, you will come away with the data science experience and knowledge that organizations and recruiters value.

Learn more about Data Fellowships


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Foundational Data Science
  • Strategic and Operations Planning
  • Visual Analytics
  • And more

"I thoroughly enjoyed the Data Science Workshop presented to us by SFU’s Big Data Hub. It inspired me to find improvements in our methods of analysis and processes for our day-to-day data tasks to improve efficiency. This online, interactive workshop was customized based on my organization’s needs and enabled me to leverage and share new knowledge with our wider team, helping us develop a common language that facilitates superior collaboration and improved data inputs. I would recommend the Big Data Hub’s customized training to anyone looking to produce more meaningful insights and better reporting that will ultimately make it easier for management to conduct more robust decision making."

- Robyn Ballantyne, Babcock Canada

Case Study

Vancouver Coastal Health connected with SFU’s Big Data Hub to increase their visual analytics skills to enable better data-driven decision making. To bridge the skills gap, the Big Data Hub hosted a hands-on data visualization training session to learn how to create interactive, visual displays to explore their data more quickly, improve analytics and generate actionable insights. 

"Our Executive Director Dr. Jat Sandhu specifically asked to engage with SFU's Big Data Hub because of the level of expertise that they have. It became a one-stop shop for us to engage with for this type of training."

Nuzhat Jamal
- Regional Lead, Mental Health & Substance Use at Vancouver Coastal Health

Past Partners