2021 Student Research Presentation Awards
Awards will be given at the 2021 SSC Annual Meeting for research presentations made by students. Awards will be given for oral and poster presentations. Entries will be judged on the quality of both the presentation and the underlying research. The awards consist of a certificate and a cash prize.
To be eligible for this award, a student must not have defended her/his thesis nor completed her/his final degree requirements by December 31, 2020.
In 2021, entrants will choose to enter one of four separate competitions:
- The Probability Section Student Research Presentation Award competition will judge presentations on the probabilistic aspects of the work as well as the general criteria. The cash prize is $750.
- The Business and Industrial Statistics Student Research Presentation Award competition will judge business and industrial aspects of the work as well as the general criteria. The cash prize is $500.
- The Actuarial Science Student Research Presentation Award competition will judge presentations on theory and applications in actuarial science as well as the general criteria. The cash prize is $250.
- The General Student Research Presentation Award competition will judge presentations on the general criteria. The cash prize is $500.
To enter, the student must:
- Submit the abstract of the contributed paper or poster through the meeting website;
- Indicate at time of submission of the abstract in the space provided on the meeting website which competition is being entered;
- Have her/his supervisor or department confirm student status as of December 31, 2020, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 26, 2021;
- Submit a short summary of the research, no longer than four pages (including references), by email to email@example.com no later than March 15, 2021.
Only for the general Student Research Presentation Award competition: Summaries submitted by the students for the oral presentation will be assessed by experts. The assessment of summaries will be based upon the following criteria: Relevance/Importance of research/application (30%), Rigor, assessment, and novelty of proposed solution (40%) and Quality of presentation (30%). A maximum of 18 presentations will be selected for the competition at the SSC annual meeting. Presenters whose summaries have not been selected will be invited to make standard contributed presentations. The presenters will be notified by April 15, 2021 whether their summaries have been selected or not.
Presentations based on joint work with a senior colleague such as a supervisor are eligible, as long as the student presents the work. Joint presentations between two or more students are eligible. Past winners in each competition are not eligible for the same competition, but may enter the other ones. All presenters are required to register for the meeting at the time of abstract submission. The presenters are also responsible for their registration fees to attend the meeting.
Other Award: Award for Survey Methods for Students
This award will be given by the Survey Methods Section of the Statistical Society of Canada. The award will consist of a plaque and a $300 prize. It will be given for the best paper in survey methods presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada. Detailed information about this award is available at https://ssc.ca/en/about/sections-regions/survey-methods/awardsgrants