Science is the rational study of nature, rose to prominence in European civilization at almost the same time as the first European exploration of what is now Canada and was, from the beginning, an element in those explorations.
Statistics is the science concerned with the collection and analysis of numerical information to answer questions wisely. The term also refers to the numerical information
that has been collected. Statistics has many applications in Canada, from governmentcensuses and surveys,
to decision making in industry, to medical research and technological innovation.