Message from the president

Bruce Smith

Message from the president. 

Results of the SSC 2020 Case Studies in Data Analysis Competition

Winners of the Case Studies in Data Analysis Poster Competition 2020.

Winners of The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award 2020


Winners of The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award 2020. The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award is presented each year by the Statistical Society of Canada to the author(s) of an article published in the journal, in recognition of the outstanding quality of the methodological innovation and presentation.

W. John Braun, recipient of the SSC Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work 2020


The recipient of the 2020 Statistical Society of Canada Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work is W. John Braun, professor in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, University of British Columbia Okanagan. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by a member of the SSC in collaborative research and applied work, the importance of which derives primarily from its relatively recent impact on a subject area outside of the statistical sciences, on an area of application, or on an organization.

Leah Smith, recipient of Lise Manchester Award 2020


The 2020 Lise Manchester Award is conferred upon Leah Smith of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). This award is given every other year by the Statistical Society of Canada to commemorate the late Dr. Lise Manchester’s abiding interest in using statistical methods to study matters of relevance to society. The award recognizes excellence in statistical research that helps guide public policy in Canada.

Erica Moodie, recipient of the CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics 2020


The 2020 recipient of the CRM-SSC Prize is Erica Moodie, William Dawson scholar and professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University. The CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics is awarded annually by the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) in recognition of outstanding research carried out primarily in Canada by a statistician during the first fifteen years after completing a PhD.

Paul Gustafson, recipient of SSC Gold Medal 2020


This year’s recipient of the Gold Medal of the Statistical Society of Canada is Paul Gustafson. This prestigious award is bestowed upon a person who has made outstanding contributions to statistics, or to probability, either to mathematical developments or in applied work. It is intended to honour current leaders in their field.

Karen Kopciuk, recipient of the Distinguished Service Award 2020


Karen Kopciuk is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Service Award from the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). This award honours an individual who has played an important and substantial role in fostering the growth and success of the Canadian Statistical Sciences community through leadership in the SSC.

Recap: SSC 2020 meeting online


SSC online meeting 2020.


Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute

CANSSI AGM and new projects.

A newly launched COVID-19 Canada website

A research team at the University of Western Ontario developed a real-time interactive web-based platform to report the evolvement of COVID-19 in different regions of Canada.

Statistical Society of Canada contributors list 2019

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List of SSC donors in 2019. 

Online short course on Bayesian nonparametrics

Nonparametric Bayesian data analysis course given by Peter Müeller.

Independent Summer Statistics Community: Beyond coursework!


The Independent Summer Statistics Community (ISSC): an initiative to support undergraduate students.

News from the committee on membership

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Share your experience as a member, your comments, and testimonials with the committee on membership. 

News from HEC Montréal

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News from HEC Montréal.

A warm welcome to another new faculty member!

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Vianey Leos Barajas will be joining the Department of Statistical Sciences and The School of the Environment as an assistant professor in July.

News from Université Laval

Université Laval

News from Université Laval.

Q & A with Jesse Gronsbell, assistant professor, Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto

Jesse Gronsbell

An interview with Jesse Gronsbell, assistant professor, Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto, starting July 2020.

Team accelerator grant in the amount of $300,000 renewed!


Team accelerator grant renewed.

Radu Craiu named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Radu Craiu

Professor Radu Craiu named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Shixiao Zhang, winner of the SSC 2020 Pierre Robillard Award

Shixiao Zhang

Shixiao Zhang is this year’s winner of the Pierre Robillard Award of the SSC which recognizes the best PhD thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university in a given year.

Five Canadian researchers named IMS Fellows

2020 IMS Fellows.

Charmaine Dean named IMS Fellow

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Charmaine Dean has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).

Here's how I cracked Roll up the Rim and won (almost) every time

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Statistics Professor Michael Wallace used his expertise in calculating probabilities to come up with a 98 winning percentage for Tim Hortons popular Roll up the Rim contest. 

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science congratulates the department’s newest University Research Chair

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Professor Alexander Schied appointed as University Research Chair. 

Richard Cook appointed University Professor

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The University of Waterloo appointed Professor Richard Cook a University Professor.