Message from the president.
Winners of the Case Studies in Data Analysis Poster Competition 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
SSC online meeting 2020.
CANSSI AGM and new projects.
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.
List of SSC donors in 2019.
Nonparametric Bayesian data analysis course given by Peter Müeller.
The Independent Summer Statistics Community (ISSC): an initiative to support undergraduate students.
Share your experience as a member, your comments, and testimonials with the committee on membership.
News from HEC Montréal.
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.
Q & A with Jesse Gronsbell, assistant professor, Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto
An interview with Jesse Gronsbell, assistant professor, Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto, starting July 2020.
Team accelerator grant renewed.
Professor Radu Craiu named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
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.
2020 IMS Fellows.
Charmaine Dean has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).
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
Professor Alexander Schied appointed as University Research Chair.
The University of Waterloo appointed Professor Richard Cook a University Professor.