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New Collaborative Research Teams for 2019

CANSSI is pleased to announce two new collaborative research teams that will start in 2019.

Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Genetic Data with Survival Outcomes will be led by Lajmi Lakhal-Chaieb, Université Laval; Richard Cook, University of Waterloo; and Laurent Briollais, Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.

Contingent Capital and Calibration of Capital Structure Models will be led by Mark Reesor, Wilfrid Laurier University; Hatem Ben-Ameur, HEC Montreal; and Adam Metzler, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Both teams will collaborate for three years. The aim of CANSSI’s Collaborative Research Team Program is to enable cross-disciplinary collaborations and training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

 

CANSSI National Headquarters Grand Opening

CANSSI’s headquarters at Simon Fraser University was opened in December 2018. We kicked off with a public lecture by Jeffrey Rosenthal: “The Puzzle of Luck.” The next day, we celebrated the official launch. A series of Lightning Talks showcased CANSSI projects. The speakers and audiences at Dalhousie University, McGill University, Western University, the University of Manitoba and Simon Fraser University took part via webcast. You can see a video of the event here.

 

CANSSI’s Evolution

There’s a lot happening behind the scenes at CANSSI. In May we incorporated as a federal not-for-profit corporation. We’ve opened our national headquarters at Simon Fraser University. To maintain our national character, we’re in the process of creating regional nodes. A collaboration agreement (CANSSI-Quebec) with Concordia University was signed in December 2018 and a collaboration agreement (CANSSI-Ontario) with the University of Toronto is almost completed. We’re starting to work with Dalhousie University and the University of Manitoba to create CANSSI-Atlantic and CANSSI-Central Canada. The development of regional centres contributes to our vision and mission by strengthening the national reach of CANSSI and its community of statistical scientists, and by serving as focal points for activity in their regions. A more detailed version of this story is available on our website.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

 

Save the Date

The CANSSI Annual General Meeting will take place Saturday, May 25, 2019, 3:00 p.m. at the University of Calgary.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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