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Announcing the 2020 Marshall Prize co-winners

We’re delighted to announce two winners of the department’s 2020 Marshall Prize. This year, the Marshall Prize co-winners are PhD students Anthony Christidis and Saifuddin (Saif) Syed.

In honour of our Professor Emeritus Albert Marshall, the Marshall Prize is awarded annually to a statistics graduate student who has achieved great distinction according to the professional and academic criteria by...

Professor Bruce Dunham awarded the 2021 PIMS Education Prize

We’re thrilled to congratulate our Professor of Teaching, Bruce Dunham, for receiving the 2021 PIMS Education Prize.

The PIMS Education Prize, presented by the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences, is “awarded to a member of the PIMS community who has made a significant contribution to...

Professor Ruben Zamar awarded IMS Fellowship

We’re excited to announce that our Professor Ruben Zamar has been named as a Fellow in the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMS). Ruben is one of only 41 recipients from around the world who were honoured with this prestigious award this year.

The citation of Ruben’s award reads: For fundamental contributions in Robust...

Announcing our three Statistics Graduate Teaching Assistant Award winners

We are pleased to honour Anthony-Alexander Christidis, Gian Carlo Di-Luvi, and Archer Gong Zhang with Statistics Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. We know that many department members contribute to our teaching mission, and we want to take the opportunity to not only honour these three, but to thank everyone.

Thank you to all of our dedicated teaching assistants and others who...

CANSSI Collaborative Research Team awards for professors Gabriela Cohen Freue and Will Welch

Congratulations to our professors Gabriela Cohen Freue and Will Welch, who have each received a Collaborative Research Team (CRT) award from the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI). These awards will fund CRT projects that involve collaborators across Canada.

CANSSI CRT projects

CANSSI CRT projects span three years and have a broad research scope. During a project, a team...

CANSSI National Seminar Series: Winter/spring lineup & journal club

Since September, the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) has been hosting a series of monthly virtual seminars, broadcast live on the fourth Thursday of the month. The series is continuing this winter and spring with three more speakers. To close the series, there’ll be one additional talk by a distinguished lecturer on April 22, 2021. 

Each speaker will provide a read-ahead journal...

Call for nominations: Department of Statistics Award in Data Science for Academic Year 2020–21

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...

Associate department member Priscilla (Cindy) Greenwood appointed to the Order of Canada

We’re thrilled to hear that Priscilla (Cindy) Greenwood, a professor emeritus in UBC’s Department of Mathematics and an associate member in the Department of Statistics, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.

Congratulations on this big honour, Cindy!

Cindy’s award

You can read about Cindy’s award in the Governor General of Canada’s...

Free statistical consultation: November 2020 call

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

  • STAT 550: Term 2 only, open to anyone, via students in STAT 550 mentored by faculty; accepting projects for Term 2 of 2020-21 from now until Jan 15.
  • SOS (Statistical Opportunity for Students): year-round, UBC-V graduate students only, via a team of a senior Statistical consultant and a Statistics graduate...

Launch of UBC’s new Key Capabilities in Data Science program

In a collaboration between the UBC Master of Data Science program (MDS) and UBC Extended Learning (ExL), UBC recently launched the Key Capabilities in Data Science program. This flexible, part-time program is made up of four courses, all delivered online. Courses can...