About Me

Hello, I am Xing. I'm 28 years old and live in Toronto with my husband. I currently run an airbnb and also work as chief operating officer of databrew, a small data consulting company I co-founded with my husband and his brother.



Data & Maps

Visualizing data on refugees in Canada using R

Visualizing Data on Refugees in Canada

Below are graphs that show different statistics about resettled refugee and refugee claimants using data from Government of Canada Open Data

This graph shows the cumulative number of Government Resettled refugees in Canada between 2011 and September 2016

This shows the level of education of the Government Resettled refugees in Canada. Note that this is for refugees of all ages (children included), hence why there are so many with low education.

This chart shows total number of refugee claimants in Canada each year from 2011-2015 by country. The top 10 countries are coloured, and the rest are grouped together in Other.

As can be seen by this graph of Syrian refugees who entered Canada between November 2015 and September 2016, there is a fairly equal number of male and females.

Interactive map of homeless shelters in Toronto

Map of Toronto's Homeless Shelters

This map indicates the location of homeless shelters around Toronto. The circles are sized based on the number beds the shelter has and they are coloured based on the type of people the it serves (see legend at bottom right). Click on a cicle to get information about the shelter - address, phone number, and number of beds.

Mapping endangered and extinct languages in North America

Map of Endangered and Extinct Languages in North America

This map shows the many vulnerable, endangered, and extinct languages in Canada, USA, and Mexico.

UNESCO's classification system to show just how 'in trouble' the language is:

  • Vulnerable - most children speak the language, but it may be restricted to certain domains (e.g., home)
  • Definitely endangered - children no longer learn the language as a 'mother tongue' in the home
  • Severely endangered - language is spoken by grandparents and older generations; while the parent generation may understand it, they do not speak it to children or among themselves
  • Critically endangered - the youngest speakers are grandparents and older, and they speak the language partially and infrequently
  • Extinct - there are no speakers left

Data from The Guardian's Data Blog.

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