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Saturday, June 5, 2021
CSSC 2021

The ninth annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference (CSSC) will take place on Saturday, June 5th, 2021, the day before the Statistical Society of Canada 2021 Annual Meeting opens. Given the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the CSSC 2021 will be entirely online and free.


This conference is all about engaging students through research presentations, statistical skill development workshops and talks, and an interactive career session with invited statisticians from different professional areas. Registration is open to students, recent graduates, faculty, and other members of the statistics community.


Registration and Abstract Submission: 

Registration and abstract submission are now open! 

The 2021 CSSC registration and abstract submissions are done separately from SSC 2021. If you submit an abstract, you are automatically registered for the conference. Please do not submit both forms.

The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 11:59PM EST. Please note that, while you are NOT allowed to give the same presentation for the SSC and CSSC, submissions presented in a different format (e.g. oral presentation at SSC and poster at CSSC) or whose contents are substantially different are welcomed.

A detailed schedule will follow soon!


Student Research Talks:

Opportunity for students across Canada to give talks on their statistics-related research, and to network with others who share their interests. 



We are pleased to announce a keynote address given by Professor Luc Devroye, James McGill Professor at McGill University. Professor Devroye has made outstanding research contributions in the fields of random number generation, density estimation, pattern recognition, and analysis of algorithms and data structures. Dr. Devroye has been the recipient of many distinguished awards, including the 2008 SSC Gold Medal. 


Career Panel:

As part of the CSSC 2021, participants will have the opportunity to attend a career session with talks given by the following panelists:

  • Dr. Dave Campbell, Professor at Carleton University
  • Matthew van Bommel, Analytics Engineer at Zelus Analytics
  • Edward Chen, Chief of Social Survey Methods Division at Statistics Canada
  • Tingting Wen, Director of Variable Annuity Pricing & Reporting at Sun Life Investments


Career Skills Session:

Searching for a job can be a full time job! Kristen White, Science Career Development Coordinator at Memorial University of Newfoundland, will give a skills session on resources and strategies for a successful job search.


Computational Workshop: 

Jean-Paul Soucy, PhD candidate in epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, will be giving a hands-on workshop on R Shiny titled “What makes R Shiny so shiny?”. Basic R Shiny examples alongside tips and common mistakes will be discussed during this tutorial. Slides and codes will be made available on GitHub such that everyone can follow along and access the resources after the workshop.



While we are physically away from each other, we will still have the opportunity to connect with one and another! 

As part of the CSSC 2021, we will have a networking lunch to allow you to meet with other student researchers across Canada, and an evening social will continue developing these connections through a trivia session! 



The following prizes will be awarded for undergraduate, Master’s and PhD levels:

  • Best Posters of the SSC Student Conference Awards
  • Best Oral Presentations of the SSC Student Conference Awards


Contact Us:

For more information, please contact the SSC Student Conference organizing committee at