Giving Tuesday 2021

Dear SSC Members,
November 30, 2021 has been designated as GivingTuesday.  GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favorite causes.


Join SSO for the 2021 Fall SSOcial to hear a stimulating talk and to have some fun!


You have heard of estimation for numbers, but have you ever heard of estimating impacts on language?


Come and be amazed by the power of statistical estimation in the context of text analytics. Our invited speaker, Dave Campbell (Carleton University) will give a talk about how to test covariate effects on the language used to describe beer flavours in text reviews of Canadian beers.


Susan Murphy, professor of statistics at Harvard University

The Department of Statistics at Florida State University is pleased to announce Susan Murphy, professor of statistics at Harvard University, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, and professor of computer science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as the 2021 speaker for the Myles Hollander Distinguished Lecture. 


Data is a powerful storyteller. In particular, census data depicts Canada’s changing mosaic—giving us facts on where we came from, where we are and where we are heading. Canadians depend on key socioeconomic trends and analysis from the census to make important decisions that affect their families, their neighbourhoods and their businesses.



Dear SSC Colleagues,


As we are approaching the end of 2020, I’d like to express my deep gratitude to all who have contributed to our Society over the year, especially during these challenging times. I’d also like to thank you all for your continued support and contributions to the mission of SSC and to our statistical community and profession.


The Canadian Journal of Statistics

The Canadian Journal of Statistics

Papers on COVID-19: Call for Submissions


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Canadian Journal of Statistics (CJS) is encouraging submissions on statistical methods and theory, with applications to aspects of COVID-19.  This includes research on the design and analysis of COVID-19 studies and databases, and challenges posed by COVID-19 data.



Celebrate the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science (IYWSDS) and the 200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birthday with a special seminar by Dr. Noel-Ann Bradshaw (Head of the School of Computing and Digital Media, London Metropolitan University) on November 18th at 12pm ET.


Title of the talk: Florence Nightingale: how she used, managed, and explained data to save lives. 


Nancy Reid

The Department of Statistics at Florida State University is pleased to announce Nancy Reid, University Professor and Canada Research Chair in Statistical Methodology at the University of Toronto, as the inaugural speaker for its newly endowed Myles Hollander Distinguished Lecture.   


Reid will present “Three Rs — Reliability, Replicability, Reproducibility:  the interplay between statistical science and data science,” October 30, 2020.