The Eleventh Annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Carleton University

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The eleventh annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference (CSSC) will take place on Saturday, May 27th, 2023, the day before the Statistical Society of Canada 2023 Annual Meeting opens.

This conference is all about engaging students through research presentations, statistical skills development workshops and talks, and an interactive career session with invited statisticians from different professional areas. Registration is now closed. We look forward to seeing you at the conference on Saturday, May 27! 

The booklet for the CSSC 2023 which includes all abstracts, details about our sessions and other relevant information is available here.

Please note that the weekend of the conference, May 27-28, is Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend when 50,000 participants take part in runs, so we recommend booking your travel and hotel accommodations as soon as possible.

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.

Virtual Posters


Presenter Title Links
Spencer Arshinoff The Rise of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing as the Gold Standard of Statistics in Psychology Textbooks Poster
Komi Ayi Simple mediation analysis in the presence of an unmeasured confounder between the mediators Poster
Jérémie Boudreault The importance of weather and air pollution variables in heat-health relationships revisited by statistical and machine learning models Poster / Video
Zhaoyu Ding Quantifying the relative importance of correlated predictors within a multiple linear regression analysis using suicide prevention data Poster / Video
Nathan Hebert Comparing Spatial-temporal Model Frameworks for Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa) on the Scotian Shelf Poster / Video
Danika Lipman A Bayesian Regression model with Gaussian Process for Semi-Continuous Response Poster
Fatemeh Nezarat Linear Combination Test reveals new regulatory signatures in umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells (CBMCs) of COVID-19-infected mothers Poster
Christopher Salim A study of soccer space gain in pass sequences using logistic regression Poster
Éloïse Soucy Bayesian estimation of support vector machines Poster / Video
Jasper Zhongyuan Zhang SurvdigitizeR: R package to automate the digitization of Kaplan-Meier Curves Poster / Video


Keynote Address

We are pleased to announce a keynote address given by Dr. Erica Moodie, Professor of Biostatistics and a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Statistical Methods for Precision Medicine. She obtained her MPhil in Epidemiology in 2001 from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Biostatistics in 2006 from the University of Washington, before joining the faculty at McGill. Her main research interests are in causal inference and longitudinal data with a focus on precision medicine. She is the 2020 recipient of the CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. Dr. Moodie serves as an Associate Editor of Biometrics and a Statistical Editor of Journal of Infectious Diseases. She holds a chercheur de merite career award from the Fonds de recherche du Quebec-Sante.

Career Panel

As part of CSSC 2023, participants will have the opportunity to attend a career session with talks given by the following panelists:

Dr. Dave Campbell, Assistant Director of Data Science Applications, Bank of Canada, Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics and School of Computer Science, Carleton University.

Dr. Sanjeena Dang, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Data Science and Analytics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University.

Dr. Pierre Dodin, Principal Data Scientist, Bombardier

Skills Session 

Dr. Pierre Desrochers, Director and Chief Privacy Officer at Statistics Canada, will be presenting the 2023 CSSC skills session on data access and management.

Scientific Workshop 

Dr. Osvaldo Espin-Garcia, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario, will be leading a tutorial on high-performance computing.


As part of CSSC 2023, we will have social breaks between events and a networking lunch to engage with other students, invited speakers, and conference sponsors. At the end of the day, we will host a social event at Ollie’s Pub and Patio to close off the conference.


 Prizes will be awarded in undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD levels for each of the following
    - Best Posters of the CSSC Student Conference Awards
    - Best Oral Presentations of the CSSC Student Conference Awards

In addition, participants who submit their abstracts in both English and French are automatically entered in a random draw for our Translation Award! Submissions using an online translator will not be considered for this draw. We also plan to distribute several travel awards to oral and poster presenters. The number of travel awards will depend on available funding.

Contact Us

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

We would also like to thank our sponsors, with additional support from Dr. Rajesh Pereira: