SSC 2019 - Scientific Program

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SSC 2019, the 47th Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada will take place at the University of Calgary, May 26-29, 2019. The meeting  will be preceded by the Canadian Statistics Students Conference, May 25, 2019, before the Annual Meeting, also at University of Calgary. The Progam Committee chaired by Lisa Lix (University of Manitoba) have organized an excellent program, as highlighted below.

A number of workshops organized by the Sections of the Society will run concurrently on Sunday, May 26. The first plenary session starts Monday morning with the Presidential Invited Address, this year by Sylvia Richardson, University of Cambridge. That evening there is the Welcome Reception. The scientific program features both Committee- and Section-sponsored invited sessions, sessions with contributed papers and posters, as well as the Case Studies Competition.


Six workshops are organized for Sunday, May 26th. For a detailed description of these training activities, which are open to all meeting registrants including students, see Workshops on the meeting website

Educational Statistics Section
 Developing a Teaching Portfolio
Facilitators: Natasha Kenny, University of Calgary; Bruce Dunham, University of British Columbia; Jim Stallard, University of Calgary

Business and Industrial Statistics Section
Functional Data Analysis for Big Data
Facilitator: Jiguo Cao, Simon Fraser University

Biostatistics Section
Lessons from a life in applied statistics
Facilitator: Martin Bland, University of York

Probability Statistics Section
Monte Carlo Methods
Facilitator: Aaron Smith, University of Ottawa

Accreditation Committee
 Making a Living as an Accredited Statistician: Tips from the Frontlines of Experienced, Successful Accredited Consulting Statisticians
Panel Session Facilitator: Janet E. A. McDougall, McDougall Scientific Ltd

Survey Methods Section
 When Some Data are Missing: Foundations of Imputation Theory and Recent Developments
Facilitator: David Haziza, Université de Montréal



SSC Presidential Invited Address
Sylvia Richardson (MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge)







SSC Gold Medal Address
Douglas Wiens (University of Alberta)








SSC 2018 Impact Award
Geneviève Gauthier (HEC Montréal)






Isobel Loutit Invited Address
Max Morris (Department of Statistics, Iowa State University)








Survey Methods Section Presidential Invited Address
Jack Gambino (Statistics Canada)







Biostatistics Section Presidential Address
Martin Bland (University of York, UK)








We look forward to seeing you at SSC 2019.

  Lisa Lix, Program Chair                          
  On behalf of the SSC 2019 Program Committee 
      Matias Salibian-Berrera
      Russell Steele

      Andrea Benedetti
      Wenqing He
      Johanna Neslehova
      Karen Kopiak

      Alexander de Leon
      Ying Zhang

      J Concepcion Loredo-Osti


Saturday, February 16, 2019

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