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Huaiwen Dong receives this year’s Nash Medal

The Nash Medal this year is awarded to Huaiwen Dong. Huaiwen has completed a major in Statistics and a minor in Arts, and she will graduate with distinction. Throughout her academic career, Huaiwen has received many honours and awards, including the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarship in Statistics. Huaiwen has also contributed greatly to the undergraduate student community through her involvement with the Undergraduate Statistics Society.

The Nash Medal in Statistics is given each year to the most outstanding graduating student in the B.Sc. program in Statistics. The medal recognizes the great service to Statistics given by Professor Stanley Nash (1915-2001) over his more than 40 years at UBC. For more information on the Nash Medal and to see previous recipients, please see

The Nash Medal is supported by the Statistics Fund for Excellence (

May 14, 2019