2015 Student Conference

Save the date!  The third annual Statistical Society of Canada Student Conference will take place



Saturday, June 13th, 2015


at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS


***Update: Program booklet now available (PDF)***

This exciting conference is once again welcoming graduate and undergraduate students with interest in statistics to participate in a full day of activities and academic sessions.  In addition to contributed research sessions, this conference features workshops and panel sessions focusing on skill and career development.  Students will have the opportunity to interact with our invited career speakers, who have years of experience working in statistics-related jobs in industry, academia and government. Faculty and individuals not enrolled at a university are also welcome to register!

We are very pleased to announce that 2007 SSC Gold Medalist Professor Don McLeish from the University of Waterloo will be giving the keynote address.



Registration is now open! You can register for the student conference through the main SSC conference registration form. See the registration information page for instructions on how to register. The registration fee for the student conference alone is $50. If you'll need housing, visit the SSC accomodations webpage to search for and book a hotel room or residence. 

Consider also signing up for the main SSC conference which starts on Sunday, June 14th­, 2015.


Submit your abstract!

Students are invited to submit an abstract to contribute either a poster or an oral presentation. The abstract submission deadline was March 8th.



Statistics on Reels (video research competition): The SSC Student Conference is holding a student video research competition. Participants must prepare a 2-5 minute video about the problem their research project addresses. The top videos will receive cash prizes! Please see the Statistics on Reels page for more information.

Undergraduate poster competition:  Undergraduate students who submit an abstract to present a poster have the option to enter this competition.  Winners will receive a cash prize!  


Special Sessions

  • Career session with presentations from invited speakers representing vastly different statistical fields.
  • Resumé and interview skills workshop
  • PhD and recent graduates Q&A panel

Read the bios for the speakers of our special sessions!


Preliminary Schedule


9:45am-10:20amWelcome session, opening remarks
Sponsor talk (Big Data Education in Nova Scotia)

Research presentation sessions (Detailed presentation schedule)

12:00pm-1:00pmLunch (included in registration fee)

Resume/CV Workshop
Senior student/Recent Graduates panel

2:10pm-3:10pmInvited career speakers panel
3:20pm-4:20pmPoster session and coffee break
4:30pm-5:15pmKeynote address by Professor Don McLeish
5:15pm-5:35pmAwards and closing session



Help us advertise this conference by printing the poster and posting it in your department!


Contact Information

If you have any questions, you can contact the organizers of the conference at ssc.student.conference@gmail.com


Canadian Statistical Sciences Institution (CANSSI) Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Fields Institute
SSC Biostatistics  


Centre de Recherches Mathématiques 
Saint Mary's University 


        Canadian Mathematical Society




Check out Peter Macdonald's photos from last year's student conference and also the 2013 student conference.