• A membership survey, conducted by the Strategic Planning Committee in the spring of 2014, offered members the opportunity to guide future directions of the SSC.  A major recommendation of the Strategic Planning Committee, chaired by Llwellyn Armstrong, was to construct a new website. I am proud to announce that this project, that has proven to be much more challenging than anyone had expected, is now nearing completion. 

  • Thomas Imbeault-Nepton from the Saguenay--Lac Saint-Jean region in Québec won Biostatistics Section Award for the 2016 Canada Wide Science Fair. In his project entitled "Éclaire ton attention!", Thomas looked at the comparative effect of different sources of light on sustained attention, which led to suggestions on the optimization of lighting that could help those suffering from attention disorder.

  • James Hanley

    James Hanley, SSC Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work 2016

    The 2016 recipient of the Statistical Society of Canada Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work is Jim Hanley, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University; Associate Member, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University; and Senior Scientist, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Royal Victoria Hospital.

  • Ivan Fellegi

    Ivan Fellegi, Lise Manchester Award 2016

    Dr. Ivan Fellegi, Canada’s Chief Statistician (Emeritus) is the 2016 recipient of the Lise Manchester Award. This biennial award is given by the Statistical Society of Canada in commemoration of the late Dr Lise Manchester’s abiding interest in using statistical methods to study matters of relevance to society. The award recognizes excellence in statistical research which considers problems of public interest and which is potentially useful for formation of Canadian public policy.

  • Radu Craiu

    Radu Craiu, CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics 2016

    The CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics is awarded annually by the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). It is awarded in recognition of a statistical scientist’s professional accomplishments in research during the first fifteen years after having received a doctorate. This year’s winner is Virgil Radu Craiu of the University of Toronto.

     

  • Yujie Zhong

    Yujie Zhong, Pierre-Robillard Award 2016

    Yujie Zhong is the winner of the 2015 Pierre Robillard Award of the Statistical Society of Canada. This prize recognizes the best PhD thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university in a given year. Yujie’s thesis, entitled “Life History Analysis with ResponseDependent Observation”, was written while she was a doctoral student at the University of Waterloo working under the supervision of Richard Cook.

  • John Koval

    John Koval, Distinguished Service Award 2016

    Professor John Koval is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). This award honours an individual who has played an important and substantial role in fostering the growth and success of the Canadian Statistical Sciences community through leadership in the SSC.

  • Harry Joe

    Harry Joe, SSC Gold Medalist 2016

    The 2016 recipient of the Gold Medal of the Statistical Society of Canada is Professor Harry Joe. The Gold Medal is awarded to a person who has made outstanding contributions to statistics, or to probability, either to mathematical developments or in applied work.

  • Grace Y. Yi
    Xianming Tan
    Runze Li

    Grace Y. Yi, Xianming Tan and Runze Li, The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award 2016

    The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award is presented each year by the Statistical Society of Canada to the author(s) of an article published in the Journal, in recognition of the outstanding quality of the methodological innovation and presentation. This year’s winner is the article entitled “Variable selection and inference procedures for marginal analysis of longitudinal data with missing observations and covariate measurement error.” (Volume 43, no. 4, pp. 498-518) by Grace Y. Yi, Xianming Tan and Runze Li.

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Meetings

Every year the SSC holds its Annual Meeting in a major Canadian city –ranging from St John’s to Victoria. Statisticians from Canada and around the world meet to network, attend professional development sessions and listen to experts who are leading in their field.

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Membership

Learn about the benefits of becoming a SSC member.

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Accreditation

Learn about SSC accreditation programs and professional development for statisticans.

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Publications & Resources

The SSC produces a variety of publications and provides resources related to statistics.

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Education & Outreach

Information about SSC education sessions, outreach activities and statistics in the news.

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Jobs

Find statistics-related careers under the SSC job listings, or learn how to post a listing.

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Liaison Newsletter

SSC publishes the Liaison Newsletter, a quarterly newsletter that advertises job postings, conferences, etc. in addition to news, committee reports and announcements for our 1100 members.

 

 

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Awards

The SSC recognizes outstanding statisticians who make a substantial contribution to the Canadian statistics community. These awards are presented at the SSC Annual Meeting.