Congratulations from the SSC
The mission of the Statistical Society of Canada is to promote the development of statistical methodology and encourage the highest possible standards for statistical education and practice in Canada. It carries out this mission through publications, education and advocacy. An important role of the Society is to recognize outstanding achievements in all aspects of its mission. To this end, the Society annually recognizes outstanding achievements of its colleagues through the presentation of awards. It is my very great pleasure to announce this year’s winners of four of the Statistical Society of Canada’s 2017 awards.
Gold Medal: Richard J. Cook (University of Waterloo)
SSC Distinguished Service Award: Larry Weldon (Liaison)
Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work: Carl Schwarz (Simon Fraser University)
Honorary Member: David R. Bellhouse (Western University)
A highlight of the annual meeting, held this year at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, is the presentation of these awards at the banquet June 13. Each award winner is featured in this issue, with a description of the award and the award citation that was prepared for the winner. These award winners are being recognized for exceptional achievements in statistics, of which we can all be justifiably proud.
On behalf of the Statistical Society of Canada, its Board of Directors and the entire membership, I offer my congratulations to each of the winners. Based on the exceptional achievements of these award winners, the future of statistics in Canada is in good hands!
Jack Gambino, PhD
President, Statistical Society of Canada