Dear Members,

As you may already know, Larysa Valachko's last day in the SSC Office was November 18 2016. We wish her all the best during her maternity leave!

Jack Gambino

Well, it has been a very busy few months for our Society: continued development of the website, planning for next year's meeting in Winnipeg, preparing for the fundraising drive, ... the list goes on! Allow me to elaborate on these.

Nancy Reid

Professor Nancy Reid, FRSC, can add one more accolade to her already long list of honours. On October 27, 2016, she will give this year's Fisher Memorial Lecture at the Royal Statistical Society in London (UK). The title of her lecture is "Statistical Science and Data Science: where do we go from here?

Census at School Canada

The Census at School Canada project opened on Labour Day for another year of Canadian students collecting information about themselves and comparing their class to students from across Canada and other participating countries.  Census at School is an international classroom project designed to engage elementary and secondary school students in statistical reasoning.

Census2016 poster

Dear Mr. Gambino,
I would like to thank you and your organization for supporting the 2016 Census.
With outstanding engagement from Canadians from coast to coast and unwavering support from local governments and community organizations, Statistics Canada achieved its best census ever.

SSC Board of Directors

A membership survey, conducted by the Strategic Planning Committee in the spring of 2014, offered members the opportunity to guide future directions of the SSC.  A major recommendation of the Strategic Planning Committee, chaired by Llwellyn Armstrong, was to construct a new website. I am proud to announce that this project, that has proven to be much more challenging than anyone had expected, is now nearing completion. 


Thomas Imbeault-Nepton from the Saguenay--Lac Saint-Jean region in Québec won Biostatistics Section Award for the 2016 Canada Wide Science Fair. In his project entitled "Éclaire ton attention!", Thomas looked at the comparative effect of different sources of light on sustained attention, which led to suggestions on the optimization of lighting that could help those suffering from attention disorder.