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Daniel McDonald appointed as a SSC Regional Representative representing Alberta/BC/Yukon

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 on July 1, 2023 and he will serve until June 30, 2025.

Statistics students gain valuable experience and network connections attending 2023 SSC Case Studies in Data Analysis Competition

2023 SSC Case Studies in Data Analysis Poster Competition was held on Monday, May 29, 2023 at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. The case studies are intended to provide enthusiastic teams of graduate and senior undergraduate students with the opportunity to use data analysis to address issues of current importance in society. Each participating team...

UBC Statistics sponsoring 2023 Annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference (CSSC)

The eleventh annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference (CSSC) took place on Saturday, May 27, 2023. This conference was all about engaging students through research presentations, statistical skills development workshops and talks, and an interactive career session with invited statisticians from different professional areas.

Introducing two new faculty members

Our department is thrilled to be welcoming two new faculty colleagues: Katie Burak and G. Alexi Rodríguez-Arelis.

Associate Professor of Teaching, Tiffany Timbers, Receives the Early Career Educator Award 2023 by SSC

In a recent announcement on the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC)'s website, our Statistics Associate Professor of Teaching, Tiffany Timbers, was awarded the first SSC Early Career Educator Award for 2023. This new award recognizes excellence in teaching statistics by early career SSC...

Professor Emeritus Nancy Heckman, SSC Honorary Member 2023

We’re delighted to announce that our Professor Emeritus Nancy Heckman has been named an Honorary Member of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). This award is intended to honor an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the development of the statistical sciences in Canada and whose work has had a major impact in this country.

Congratulations to 2022 GTA Award Winner, Zuheng (David) Xu!

The Statistics Department is pleased to honour Zuheng (David) Xu with Statistics Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards.

David has performed his duties with enthusiasm, knowledge, and engagement, contributing to our excellent undergraduate learning environment. He has been instrumental in the teaching of STAT 200, STAT 305, and STAT 404, through his excellence in teaching. In addition, he...

Tiange (Ivy) Liu receives this year's Nash Medal

The Nash Medal in Statistics was awarded this academic year to Tiange (Ivy) Liu, who graduates with Combined Honours degree in Statistics and Mathematics. Ivy’s grades are 90% and above in fourth year Statistics courses. She worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Statistics Department in the Summer of 2022. As a next step, Ivy will continue her studies in the fall in the Master of Science program in Statistics at...

Saifuddin Syed wins 2023 Pierre Robillard Award

We are proud of Saifuddin Syed for having received the Pierre Robillard Award from the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). Saif won this prize for his thesis “Non-reversible parallel tempering on optimized paths”, which was supervised by Professor Alexandre Bouchard-Côté. The Pierre Robillard Award is to...

Statistics professors and PhD student awarded 2023 Canadian Journal of Statistics Award

Congratulations to this year's Canadian Journal of Statistics Award winners:

  • Evan Sidrow (PhD student, UBC Statistics)
  • Nancy Heckman (Professor Emeritus, UBC Statistics)
  • Marie Auger-Méthé (Associate Professor, UBC Statistics and Institute for the Oceans & Fisheries)
  • Sarah M. E. Fortune (Former Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC Marine Mammal Research Unit)
  • ...

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