# Awards/Grants

### Award for Survey Methods for Students

The Survey Methods Section of the Statistical Society of Canada is announcing a student award for the best paper in survey methods presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada. This award is open to all students registered at a Canadian university at any time in 2019. The paper must be presented in a session at the 2019 meeting and submitted to the editor of the Proceedings of the Survey Methods Section by the proceedings deadline (October 13, 2019). The student must be the sole or the lead author, but does not have to be the presenter at the meeting. Proof of enrolment at a Canadian university should be submitted along with the paper.

A panel of experts appointed by the Executive of the Survey Methods Section will judge the papers submitted. The award will consist of a plaque and a $300 prize. The award will be announced in Liaison and on the SSC Web-site. Questions about this award can be addressed to the Survey Methods Section president. ### Student Paper Awards for Recent Years • Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Annual Meeting and Canadian Statistics Student Conference were cancelled. As such, no submissions for articles were received and therefore no award was given by the Survey Methods Section for 2020. • The 2019 best student paper was awarded Yilin Chen from University of Waterloo for her paper co-authored with Pengfei Li and Changbao Wu from University of Waterloo. The winning paper is entitled “Estimation of Proportion with Non-probability Survey Samples using Pseudo-Empirical Likelihood Approach”. This award was open to all students who presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society in the area of survey methods. We would like to thank all the authors who submitted an entry for this award. • The 2018 best student paper was awarded to Kanika Grover, from University of Manitoba for her paper co-authored with Elif Acar and Mahmoud Torabi from University of Manitoba. The winning paper is entitled “Using Copulas in Small Area Estimation”. This award was open to all students who presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the Society in the area of survey methods. We would like to thank all the authors who submitted an entry for this award. • The 2017 best student paper was awarded to Shixiao Zhang for his paper co-authored with Peisong Han from University of Michigan and Changbao Wu from University of Waterloo, entitled “A unified empirical likelihood approach to testing MCAR and subsequent estimation”. This award was open to all students who presented at the 2017 annual meetings of the Society in the area of survey methods. We would like to thank all the authors who submitted an entry for this award. • The 2016 best student paper was awarded to Xichen She for his paper co-authored with Changbao Wu from the University of Waterloo for his paper, entitled “Fully Efficient Joint Fractional Imputation for Incomplete Bivariate Ordinal Responses”. This award was open to all students who presented at the 2016 annual meetings of the Society in the area of survey methods. We would like to thank all the authors who submitted an entry for this award. • The 2015 best student paper was awarded to Xichen She from the University of Waterloo, entitled “Analysis of ordinal survey responses with Don’t Know”. This award was open to all students who presented at the 2015 annual meetings of the Society in the area of survey methods. We would like to thank all the authors who submitted an entry for this award. • In 2014, there were no submissions of articles and therefore no winner. • In 2013, there was no best student award paper • In 2012, there were no submissions of articles and therefore no winner. • In 2011, there were no submissions of articles and therefore no winner. • In 2010, there were two winners who each received$ 250. Chen Xu from University of British Columbia for her paper "Smoothly Clipped Absolute Deviation in Analysis of Survey Data" co-authored with Jiahua Chen and Harold Mantel. Nathalie Savard from Université Laval for her paper "An Investigation of the Association between Contextual Variables and the Risk of Small for Gestational Age Birth in Quebec" co-authored with Louis-Paul Rivest and Patrick Levallois.
• The Survey Methods Section is pleased to announce that Emily Berg from Iowa State University has won the 2009 best student paper award of \$500 for her paper co-authored with Wayne A. Fuller also from Iowa State University, entitled “A Spree Small Area Procedure for Estimating Population Counts”. This award was open to all students who presented at the 2009 annual meetings of the Society in the area of survey methods. We would like to thank all the authors who submitted an entry for this award.
• The 2008 best student paper was awarded to Qian Zhou from the University of Waterloo for her paper co-authored with Yong You from Statistics Canada, entitled “Hierarchical Bayes Small Area Estimation for the Canadian Community Health Survey”.
• The 2006 best student paper was awarded to Xiaojian Xu from Brocks University (at that time a student at the University of Alberta) for her paper co-authored with Pierre Lavallée from Statistics Canada entitled “Treatments for Link Nonresponse in Indirect Sampling”.
• The 2005 best student paper was awarded to Norberto Pantoja-Galicia of University of Waterloo for his paper (co-authored with Mary Thompson and Milorad Kovacevic) “A Bivariate Density Estimation Approach Using Data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics: An Example of Testing Order of Job Loss and Divorce”.
• For 2004 the winners were Emanuel Benhin of Statistics Canada, at that time a student at Carleton University, for the paper “Analysis of Categorical Data from Complex Sample Surveys Using Inverse Sampling” and Zilin Wang of Wilfred Laurier University, at that time a student at the University of Western Ontario, for the paper (with David Bellhouse) “Shift Function Plots for Regression Fitting”.