Statistics on Reels | SSC Student Conference

Are you excited about statistics research and want to promote your work online?  Are you looking for some extra funding to support your travel costs for the SSC meetings?

We are inviting all undergraduate and graduate students to participate in our competition "Statistics on Reels".  Three finalists will receive up to $300 and will automatically be accepted to give a live oral presentation at the Student Conference.  

Entries will be judged based on both the quality and creativity of the video.



  • Produce a short video (maximum of 5 minutes) describing your research problem in a fun and creative way. You can make a short film or just talk about the problem. It's up to you!
  • Upload your video to YouTube.  Security should be set to "Public".
  • Title your video "Statistics on Reels: <insert project title here>" with the tag "statisticsonreels".
  • Submit your written abstract (and the information requested on the abstract submission page) along with the YouTube URL by March 15.
  • Register for the SSC Student Conference before April 15th.

Contributed videos will be posted on the Student Conference website once the submission deadline has passed.

Winners will be announced by April 7th.

Please submit all inquiries to


Sample video prepared by Joycelyne, Charlene, Caitlin, and Jesmin from McMaster University and Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute



Sample video prepared by Jean-Philippe from University of Montreal 



  • Participants must be enrolled as a student as of December 31st, 2014.
  • The project must focus on a statistical method, mathematical statistics, probability theory or the application of statistical methods to a data set.
  • The language of the video may be English or French.
  • All videos meeting the requirements and submitted along with the full information requested for abstract submission by March 15th will be considered.  Videos submitted after March 15th will not be considered.
  • All winners must register for the Student Conference by April 15th and give an oral presentation at the conference in order to receive their prize.  All oral presentations will occur in the morning of June 13th.  All prizes will be awarded during the closing session on June 13th.  If a winner is not present at this session or if they are absent from their oral presentation, then their prize is forfeit.


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