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UBC’s campuses are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples and of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations.

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver seeks candidates who self-identify as Black for two tenure-stream Assistant/Associate Professors with an expected start date of 1 July 2024. While appointments are expected...

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for one Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow position associated with the Master of Data Science (MDS) program. The MDS program focuses on the innovative and responsible use of Data Science tools across a broad spectrum of data types and domain areas. It is a 10-month, full-time program, delivered in course modules of four-week durations. The last two months are devoted to a capstone project. This program...

The Michael Smith Laboratories in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver seeks candidates for a tenure-stream position in Computational Cell Biology. It is expected that the successful applicant will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track, although a higher rank might be possible for an outstanding candidate of exceptional qualifications who also meets the eligibility requirement to apply for a CRC Tier 2. The expected start date is July 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a search for candidates in the area...

The Department of Statistics in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver invites applications from outstanding new investigators for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of statistical machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024 or January 1, 2025.

This position is offered as part of a new,...

Applications for the 2023 academic year is now closed!!! The next application round will open Feb/March 2024

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for 2023.

Positions may be available for:

DSCI 100 – Introduction to Data Science

DSCI 310 -  Reproducible and Trustworthy Workflows for Data Science

Stat 200 – Elementary Statistics for Applications

Stat 201 - Statistical Inference for Data Science

Stat 203...

Research Highlight

Statistical procedures are called robust if they remain informative and efficient in the presence of outliers and other departures from typical model assumptions on the data.    Ignoring unusual observations can play havoc with standard statistical methods and can also result in losing the valuable information gotten from unusual data points.  Robust procedures prevent this.  And these procedures are more important than ever since currently, data are often collected without following established experimental protocols.  As a result, data may not represent a single well-defined population.  Analyzing these data by non-robust methods may result in biased conclusions.  To perform reliable and informative inference based on such a heterogeneous data set, we need statistical methods that can fit models and identify patterns, focusing on the dominant homogeneous subset of the data without being affected by structurally different small subgroups.  Robust Statistics does exactly this.  Some examples of applications are finding exceptional athletes (e.g. hockey players), detecting intrusion in computer networks and constructing reliable single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping.


Dec 12 2023 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Thu Nguyen, UBC Statistics MSc student
ESB 4192 / Zoom


UBC Statistics Associate Professor Daniel McDonald is taking the lead on multiple projects within Carnegie Mellon University's Innovators group. These...

The Statistics Department offers several types of free statistical consultation, via STAT 551, SOS and STAT 450/550, as follows:

  • STAT 450/550/540: Term 2 only, open to anyone, via students mentored by faculty; accepting...

This year’s recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships are Wanqing Hu and Chenyue Qian.

Congratulations to Nirupama Tamvada, the recipient of the Rick White Award for the UBC academic year 2022.

Nirupama has had the opportunity to work on fruitful collaborations related to biomedical data. She worked in collaboration with...

The Statistics Department offers several types of free statistical consultation, via STAT 551, SOS and STAT 450/550, as follows:

  • STAT 551: Term 1 only, open to anyone, via students in STAT 551 mentored by faculty; accepting...

Congratulations to UBC Statistics M.Sc. student Xinyuan (Chloe) You for winning the CSSC Oral Presentation Competition. Chloe’s talk on "Regularized Relative Risk Regression for High-...

Congratulations to our Associate Professor Daniel McDonald on his role as the Regional Representative on the board of directors representing Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). His new role began...