News & Events

Event header image

Subscribe to email list

Please select the email list(s) to which you wish to subscribe.

User menu


UBC Equity & Inclusion Office funds EDI Speaker Series in Statistics

Melissa Lee (Assistant Professor of Teaching), Marie Auger-Méthé (Assistant Professor), and Rowenna Gryba (Ph.D student) have received funding from UBC Equity & Inclusion Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Speaker Series in Statistics.

The Equity Enhancement Fund (EEF) supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion at UBC. You can read more about the fund here:...

Call for nominations for the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science for Academic Year 2021-22

The Department of Statistics is soliciting nominations for the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science, an award to recognize the importance of developing and applying tools to answer important questions through the analysis of data.

This $1,000 award is offered to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated initiative and creativity in making outstanding contributions in the field of Data Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of...

Assistant Professor Marie Auger-Méthé participates in the CANSSI Collaborative Research Teams (CRT) project to improve patient care and save wild animals

Narwhals, sharks, and polar bears can help medical professionals improve care for patients with mental health struggles—and patients with conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder can offer insights that will help the conservation of many wild animals.

That’s what a first-of-its-kind project by researchers from UBC, the University of Toronto, University of Windsor, and Dalhousie University is proposing.

The project, a collaboration between statisticians, ecologists,...

Free Statistical Consultation: 2021/22

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

  • STAT 450: Term 2 only, open to anyone, via students in STAT 450 mentored by faculty; accepting projects for term 2 2021-22 from now until - Jan 14
  • SOS (Statistical Opportunity for Students): year-round, UBC-V graduate students only, via a team of a senior Statistical consultant and a Statistics graduate student...

Professor Tiffany Timbers’s talk in the CANSSI Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES)

CANSSI Ontario and U of T Statistical Sciences are hosting Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES). ARES is a new speaker series that showcases opportunities in all realms of society for Data Science. And our faculty member Tiffany Timbers is the next speaker in the series!

To join Tiffany’s seminar on October 25, 2021,...

Professor Trevor Campbell receives Blackwell-Rosenbluth Award

Assistant Professor Trevor Campbell has been named a winner of the 2021 Blackwell-Rosenbluth Award, which honours noteworthy junior researchers in different areas of Bayesian statistics. The award recipients are invited to present their work in two special events of the Junior Bayes Beyond the Borders (JB^3) webinar series and receive three years of free ISBA and j-ISBA membership. Trevor will give his presentation on Wednesday,...

Recipients of the 2021 Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarship

This year’s recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships are Yihang He and Ruiyu Gou.

Yihang is a combined major in Computer Science and Statistics, entering the third year, excelling in a wide range of courses, and honoured with several academic awards. Through a summer internship with Cloudwalk Tech, Yihang has developed skills involving back-end developing and machine...

Data Science Award announcement

We are pleased to announce that Victor Yuan has won the Department’s 2020-21 Data Science Award.

Victor is a PhD student in UBC’s Genome Sciences and Technology program, with research focused on characterizing epigenetic variation across human placental cell types and gestation. In pursuit of this research, he has used applied machine learning to develop epigenomic-based research tools to predict ancestry and...

New UBC Science interdisciplinary cluster

Along with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Statistics is proud to participate in the Artificial Intelligence Methods for Scientific Impact (AIM-SI) cluster. Associate Professor of Statistics Alexandre Bouchard-Côté will be one of the Steering Committee members of the cluster. This new UBC Science interdisciplinary cluster will help fuel artificial intelligence innovation...

Shannon Edie awarded the James Robert Thompson Fellowship

Shannon Edie, MSc student in Statistics, has been awarded the James Robert Thompson Fellowship in the UBC Spring Graduate Awards Competition. The fellowship, made available by the late James Robert Thompson, B. Comm., 1967, is awarded to a student or students planning a career related to preservation of the natural environment, particularly in preserving the natural and wilderness areas in BC and the Yukon.

Shannon is working with Nancy Heckman (Statistics Department) and David Rosen...