The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award Committee

Continuing committee


Louis-Paul Rivest - (Chair)
Gemai Chen
Mu Zhu
Angelo Canty

Terms of Reference


A Special Awards Committee was established as a continuing committee at a meeting of the Board, 2 June 1989 as a result of the acceptance of an ad hoc committee report (of the same name). It was renamed The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award Committee at a meeting of the Board of Directors, 19 October 1991.


Chair: Appointed by the incoming President.
Membership: Three additional members in good standing, appointed by the incoming President.

Terms and Duties:

The year YYYY The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award will be given to the author(s) of the best paper from the YYYY volume of the Journal selected by the Committee in March or April of year YYYY + 1. The criteria to be used for selection are excellence, innovation, and presentation. The award will be presented at the YYYY + 1 Annual Meeting of the Society. The author(s) of the winning paper will be invited to present the paper at an invited session at the Annual Meeting at which they receive the award. Following ratification of the award by the Executive, the Committee Chair should inform the winner immediately, ascertain whether the winner can present the winning paper at the Annual Meeting, and so inform the Program Chair. The Executive Secretary should also be informed so that a certificate can be prepared.