The SSC is saddened by the news of the recent passing of Jim Kalbfleisch. Jim helped shape the University of Waterloo's Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and served as SSC President in 1984.
Andy Leung, Pierre Robillard Award 2017
This prize recognizes the best PhD thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university in a given year.
Andy Leung is the winner of the Pierre Robillard Award of the Statistical Society of Canada. Andy’s thesis, entitled “Robust Estimation and Inference under Cellwise and Casewise Contamination”, was written while he was a doctoral student at the University of British Columbia working under the supervision of Ruben Zamar.
Lei Sun, CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics 2017
The CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics is awarded annually by the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). It is awarded in recognition of a statistical scientist’s professional accomplishments in research during the first fifteen years after having received a doctorate.
This year’s winner is Lei Sun of the University of Toronto.
Bryan Shepherd, Chun Li and Qi Liu, The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award 2017
The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award is presented each year by the Statistical Society of Canada to the author(s) of an article published in the journal, in recognition of the outstanding quality of the methodological innovation and presentation.
This year’s winner is the article entitled “Probability-scale residuals for continuous, discrete, and censored data.” (Volume 44, no. 4, pp. 463-479) by Bryan E. Shepherd, Chun Li and Qi Liu.
Dr. David Bellhouse is the recipient of the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Award 2017.
"It wasn’t exactly luck that led Dr. David Bellhouse, [BA, Actuarial Science/70, MA, Statistics/72] to discover a love for the history of statistics – but the lottery did play a large part in it."