Statistics Education Committee

Continuing committee


Sohee Kang - (Chair)
Jim Stallard
Sotirios Damouras
Bruce Dunham
Ex officio 
Vittorio Addona
Jeremy Balka
Rui Hu
Wilson Lu

Terms of Reference


The Statistics Education Committee was established as a continuing committee at a meeting of the Board of Directors on 4 May 1986.


Chair: Appointed by the incoming President.
Membership: Seven additional members in good standing, appointed by the incoming President. The members of the Committee should reflect the diversity of geography of the SSC.

Terms and Duties:

General Objective of the Committee:


Advise SSC members on statistics education related matters, and assist in the development and implementation of initiatives intended to improve statistics education in Canada.


Specific Objectives:

  • Organization of a session or presentations on statistical education at the Society’s Annual Meeting (subject to approval by the Program Chair);
  • Development and maintenance of a website for the purposes of reporting the activities of the Committee and providing links to useful on-line education resources;
  • Development of an internet discussion site and/or electronic list could be considered for the purpose of fostering communication among teachers of statistics regarding new developments in textbooks, teaching methods, computer hardware and software useful in teaching, interesting databases and teaching examples, videotapes, etc.;
  • Service to teaching institutions: provide resources and information that could be used to present different aspects of statistics to educators and students;
  • Service to students: provide information about career paths in statistics, student awards available in statistics, and databases and case studies that could be used for statistical projects; and
  • Project judging in the area of statistics and awarding of the SSC prizes at the annual Canada-Wide Youth Science Fair.