CSSC 2018 - Canadian Statistics Student Conference

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The sixth annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference (CSSC) will take place on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at McGill University, Montreal, QC, the day before the Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting opens. Organized by co-chairs Janie Coulombe and Katherine Daignault, this conference is all about bringing students and recent graduates together, engaging them through research presentations, skills development sessions, workshops, talks on various statistical topics, and networking opportunities.

For the sixth edition of the CSSC, we are very proud to present an invited keynote speech by Professor James Hanley, winner of the 2016 SSC Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work. This year’s conference will also feature poster and oral presentations from students, a computational R workshop on reproducible research by Sahir Bhatnagar, PhD student in biostatistics at McGill University, an informative career session where invited statisticians will be representing several different domains and a session on mental health and skills for surviving graduate studies

The conference will offer various networking opportunities. During the lunch students will have the chance to visit sponsor booths and discuss studies or job opportunities. At the end of the conference a wine and cheese event will be held where students can interact and enjoy a relaxing time together. A night out in Montreal is planned at the very end of the day, to enjoy the beauties of the city. 

Several prizes will be awarded during the conference, including the CMS-SMC Undergraduate Poster Competition Awards, a prize that encourages undergraduate students to present a project of their own, with the help of a supervisor. This year, as the conference is held in Montreal, we want to provide the opportunity for participants to present their talk in either French or English. A prize will be drawn among the participants who submitted abstracts in both official languages. As in other years, awards will be offered for the Best Posters and the Best Oral Presentations of the CSSC. Finally, every participant who submits an abstract for the CSSC is eligible to win a travel supplement of up to $750.

For more information, we encourage students, recent graduates and mentors to visit the CSSC website: https://ssc.ca/en/meeting/sixth-annual-canadian-statistics-student-conference or to contact the organizing committee of the CSSC 2018 at ssc.student.conference@gmail.com.

To submit an abstract for the CSSC, we invite students and recent graduates to go to the website link above where they can find more information. The deadline for submission is March 1st, 2018. All presenters are required to register for the CSSC prior to submitting an abstract. Registration for the CSSC is done through the main registration site for the SSC Annual Meeting, although participants do not need to register for the SSC Annual Meeting to attend the Canadian Statistics Student Conference. To participate in the travel awards competition, students and recent graduate can check the intended box on the abstract submission form.

We are looking forward to see you there!


Janie Coulombe, Co-présidente CCÉS 2018

Katherine Daignault, Co-présidente CCÉS 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

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