As members of the SSC, you probably know that we have a Board of Directors. But what does the Board actually do? Quite a lot, it turns out! In this column, I’ll try to give you some information on the Board, what they do, and a snapshot of recent activities.
In the final issue of 2017, The Canadian Journal of Statistics presents eight papers covering topics on time series, nonparametric regression models, two-stage cluster sampling, current status data, and missing observations.
Every year, the SSC recognizes excellence in our community by giving numerous awards. To do this, the various award committees must receive nominations from members like you! Consider preparing nominations for deserving candidates now as the deadlines for submitting nominations are approaching.
Serge Provost received a Best Presentation Award from the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology for a paper entitled ‘An Extension of the Generalized Extreme Value Distribution’, which he presented at the 19th International Conference on Computational and Applied Mathematics, held last June in New York City.
The Probability Section is pleased to announce a workshop and the speakers in its four invited sessions for the 2018 SSC Annual Meeting in Montréal.
It is with great pleasure that the Board of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) awarded the P.Stat. or A.Stat. designation to the following individuals.
The Election Commttee presents candidates for positions on the SSC Executive and Board of Directors, for executive positions of the SSC Sections and for representation on the Accreditation Program Committees. These positions become vacant as of July 1, 2018.
Do you have an idea for advancing the goals of the SSC to promote statistics and probability to students and educators, or to help students and young researchers develop careers in the statistical sciences?
The SSC Board will award between \$500 and \$5000 from donated funds for the best proposals received by January 31, 2018. In your proposal, please provide:
Erica E. M. Moodie (Biostatistics), Alexandra M. Schmidt (Biostatistics), and David A. Stephens (Mathematics and Statistics) are organizing a Summer School in Health Statistics at McGill University during the week of May 28-June 01, 2018, to be held the week before the SSC meeting in Montreal. This activity is linked to McGill’s new CANSSI Health Statistics training network
Debuting at the 2018 SSC Annual Meeting is the New Investigator Presentation Award for contributed talks given by New Investigators.
The SSC with involvement of the ASSQ will host an onsite Job Fair at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Montreal. This first short notice comes to alert job seekers so they can plan attendance.
SSC institutional members and employers of SSC Accredited members will be recognized with reduced participation costs. Participation details for both job seekers and employers will follow in the next Liaison newsletter, and be announced over the email list d-ssc.
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