The Twelfth Annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference

Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Saturday, June 1, 2024

The twelfth annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference (CSSC) will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 2024, the day before the Statistical Society of Canada 2024 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. The abstract submission period has concluded, and registration is closed.

See CSSC2024 Promotional video on SSC Youtube Channel.

If you have submitted an abstract for CSSC, you will receive an update on your submission during the first week of April.

Student Research Talks

Students are encouraged to present their statistics-related research through an oral or poster presentation, allowing them to network with attendees sharing similar interests.

Prizes will be awarded to undergraduate, master’s, and PhD students in the following categories:

       - Best Oral Presentation
       - Best Poster Presentation
       - Best Virtual Poster Presentation

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 and value of travel awards will depend on available funding.

Keynote Address

We are pleased to announce a keynote address given by Richard Cook, University Professor at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, where he holds a Mathematics Faculty Research Chair. He also holds cross-appointments at the School of Public Health and Health Systems at Waterloo and the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Dr. Cook was awarded the SSC-CRM Prize in 2007 and the SSC Gold Medal in 2017. In 2021, he was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His research is primarily focused on the analysis of life history data, the design and analysis of clinical and epidemiological studies, and statistical methods for incomplete data.

Career Panel

Participants will have the opportunity to attend a career Q&A session featuring the following panelists:

Jayde Eustace
Senior Data Scientist, Research and Development, Aviva Insurance

Noel Cadigan
Associate Professor, Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Bethany White
Associate Professor, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto

Scientific Workshop 

Jiguo Cao, Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University, will be leading a tutorial on Functional Data Analysis in R


CSSC 2024 will have social breaks between events, including 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 to close off the conference.

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentation: Accompanied by a slide deck, students will present their research topic through a 12-minute in-person oral presentation, which will be followed by a 3-minute question period. There are a limited number of spots available for Oral Presentations, which will be distributed to participants based on the quality of the abstract that they submitted.

Poster Presentation: Accompanied by a printed version of a poster illustrating the methods and outcomes of their research, students will answer questions and partake in discussions with conference attendees in one-on-one or small group formats. The poster session will be in-person, last roughly one hour, and does not overlap with any other planned programming for CSSC 2024. There may be a limited number of spots available for Poster Presentations due to physical limitations. As such, spots will be distributed to participants based on the quality of the abstract that they submitted.

Virtual Poster Presentation: Organized by CANSSI, the Virtual Poster presentation is being offered as an alternative to the traditional in-person poster presentation so that everyone will have an opportunity to present their research. The virtual poster presentation will consist of submitting an electronic copy of a poster (e.g. PDF) and a 3-5 minute video explaining the poster content. As such, virtual poster presentations do not involve remotely presenting on conference day. 

Note that participants can only participate in one of the three competitions (Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation, or Virtual Poster Presentation).


For information on reserving accommodations for CSSC 2024, please refer to Accommodations - 2024 SSC Annual Meeting

Contact Us

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

Inclusiveness & Accessibility

Note that the Statistical Society of Canada endeavours to make the Canadian Statistics Student Conference an inclusive and accessible event for all individuals. To request accommodation for a disability or to inquire about accessibility needs, registrants are advised to contact

We would also like to thank our sponsors!