News from McGill Biostat

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Faculty News

Recent McGill Biostatistics graduate Sahir Bhatnagar has joined our faculty in a joint position with Radiology. Welcome Sahir!


Student News

We are happy to say that PhD student Kevin McGregor has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship to spend several months at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK.


We extend strong congratulations to PhD student Maxime Turgeon, who has accepted a position at the University of Manitoba as Assistant Professor in the Departments of Statistics and Computer Science, starting this fall.


McGill Summer School in Health Data Analytics

Following last year’s success, we are happy to invite you for the Summer School in Health Data Analytics, which will be held at McGill University in Montreal, May 6-9, 2019.  This is part of the McGill Health Statistics Training Network (CANSSI).


The school will consist of four days of courses aimed primarily at upper undergraduate and MSc students who are interested in pursuing further university education, and curious about modern topics in statistics that they are unlikely to have encountered in their training.  Topics that will be covered include: Bayesian inference and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, Bayesian disease mapping, statistical approaches to adaptive treatment strategies, propensity score as a tool for causal inference, penalized regression methods, individual patient data meta analysis,  misclassification in health care data, and survival analysis.


For further information contact Alexandra M. Schmidt at


2022 ISBA World Meeting in Montreal

We are delighted to announce that Montreal was chosen (among three candidates) to host the 2022 ISBA World Meeting to be held in late June 2022. The local organizing committee is formed by


- Rob Deardon (University of Calgary)

- Aurelie Labbe (HEC, Université de Montréal)

- Geneviève Lefebvre (Université du Québec  à Montréal)

- Nancy Reid (University of Toronto)

- David A. Stephens (McGill University)

- Alexandra M. Schmidt (McGill University), chair

- James V. Zidek (University of British Columbia)


We have no doubt that every effort will be made to ensure that attendees will have an enriching and enjoyable meeting in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. We hope to see you there!



Thursday, March 7, 2019

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