CRM-SSC Prize Committee

Continuing committee


Alejandro Murua - (Chair)
Jonathan Taylor
Joan Hu
Edward Susko
Rob Tibshirani

Terms of Reference


The CRM-sponsored award, consisting of a $3,000 award and a medal, was established at a meeting of the Board of Directors on 18 October 1997.


Chair: Appointed by the CRM.
Membership: Three members in good standing appointed by the incoming President and one appointed by the CRM.

Terms and Duties:

The criteria for the selection of the award winner are:

This award is designed to recognize the excellence in research of a statistical scientist whose work was carried out primarily in Canada. Eligibility is limited to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. To be eligible for the CRM-SSC Prize in the year N, a candidate must have received his/her Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in the year N - 15 or subsequently. The committee may exceptionally consider candidates who have received their degree prior but very near to the year N - 15, if it can be demonstrated that special circumstances, such as parental leaves or other leaves of absence from work, delayed professional achievements. Current membership in the Statistical Society of Canada is not a prerequisite. Nominations should be addressed and sent to the Directeur, Centre de recherches mathématiques, by February 1 of the calendar year in which the award is to be made. The nomination should be accompanied by three letters of support and up-to-date curriculum vitae, including a list of publications. Nominations for the award must be renewed each year. Files are not carried over from one year to the next. The award is normally presented at the Annual Meeting of the SSC. The committee should arrange to have an announcement of the award placed in the November issue of Liaison.

As soon as the decision is taken, the Chairperson must contact Vincent Masciotra of CRM ( so that he can make arrangements to have the Medal and the check ready in time for the Annual Meeting (at least six weeks before the Meeting).

Please see the SSC guidelines on implicit bias (pdf).


See the CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics on the website of the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM).