Call for Nominations: SSC Gold Medal, SSC Honorary Membership, SSC Distinguished Service Award

Nominations for the three SSC awards - the Gold Medal, Honorary Member, and the Distinguished Service Award – must be received on or before January 31, 2018. The deadline for nominations for the Fisher Lectureship is December 15, 2017 and the deadline for nominations for the COPSS Presidents’ Award, the Scott Award, the David Award and the Snedecor Award is January 15, 2018.

SSC GOLD MEDAL

The Gold Medal of the SSC shall be awarded to a person who has made outstanding contributions to statistics, or to probability, either to mathematical developments or in applied work. The Gold Medal is intended to honour current leaders in their fields and is normally expected to be awarded to someone still active in research.  The recipient should be Canadian or a permanent resident of Canada, and must have made high quality research contributions to the statistical sciences in Canada. A recipient of the Gold Medal must be a member of the SSC. A nomination consists of a recent curriculum vitæ, at least four letters of support, and a suggested citation to accompany the award. A nomination is effective for three successive competitions and may be updated annually. View all previous award winners here.

SSC HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Honorary Membership in the SSC is intended to honour a probabilist or a statistician or, in special circumstances another individual, who has made exceptional contributions to the development of the discipline. Nominations are open to people whose work was done primarily in Canada or who had a major impact in this country. Membership in the SSC is not a prerequisite. A nomination consists of a recent curriculum vitæ, at least one letter of support, and a suggested citation to accompany the award.  iew all previous award winners here.

SSC DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The Distinguished Service Award is intended to honour a person who has contributed substantially and over a period of several years to the operation or welfare of the SSC. A nomination consists of a recent curriculum vitæ, at least three letters of support (of which the nominator’s letter may be one), and a suggested citation to accompany the award.  View all previous award winners here.

Nominations for the three SSC awards - the Gold Medal, Honorary Member, and the Distinguished Service Award – must be received on or before January 31, 2018 by the Chair of the SSC Awards Committee, Brian Allen. 


Chair of the SSC Awards Committee
Brian Allen
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Guelph
email
(519) 821-2071


COPSS AWARDS

The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) sponsors a number of awards which are presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings. These awards are: the Presidents’ Award (“to a young member of the statistical community in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession of statistics”), the R. A. Fisher Lectureship (“to honour the contributions of Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher and the work of a present-day statistician”), the Elizabeth L. Scott Award (“to recognize an individual who exemplifies the contributions of Elizabeth L. Scott’s lifelong efforts to further the careers of women in academia”), the F. N. David Award (“to recognize a female statistician who exemplifies the contributions of Florence Nightingale David”), and the George W. Snedecor Award (“to honour an individual who was instrumental in the development of statistical theory in biometry”). Note that the David and Snedecor Awards are given only in odd-numbered years, whereas the Scott Award is given only in even-numbered years. Also note that, for the COPSS Presidents’ Award, “eligible candidates either i) will be under 41 throughout the award calendar year, or ii) will be under age 46 throughout the award calendar year and will have received a terminal statistically-related degree no more than 12 years prior to that year.”

Members of the SSC are encouraged to nominate worthy candidates for these COPSS awards. The deadline for nominations for the Fisher Lectureship is December 15, 2017 and the deadline for nominations for the COPSS Presidents’ Award, the Scott Award, the David Award and the Snedecor Award is January 15, 2018. 

See here for information concerning the nomination process and a list of previous winners. For further information or assistance, contact Brian Allen.

Friday, August 25, 2017

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