• SSC 2017 Impact Award Winner

    Carl Schwarz, SSC Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work 2017

    The 2017 recipient of the Statistical Society of Canada Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work is Professor Carl Schwarz, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by a member of the SSC in collaborative research and applied work, the importance of which derives primarily from its relatively recent impact on a subject area outside of the statistical sciences, on an area of application, or on an organization.

  • SSC 2017 Distinguished Service Award

    K. Laurence Weldon, Distinguished Service Award 2017

    Professor K. Laurence (Larry) Weldon is the recipient of the 2017 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.

  • SSC 2017 Honorary Member

    David R. Bellhouse, Honorary Member 2017

    David R. Bellhouse, Professor Emeritus of Statistics at Western University, London, Ontario, has been named an Honorary Member of the Statistical Society of Canada. 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.

  • SSC 2017 Gold Medal Award Winner

    Richard J. Cook, SSC Gold Medalist 2017

    The 2017 recipient of the Gold Medal of the Statistical Society of Canada is Professor Richard Cook. 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. It is intended to honour current leaders in their field.

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    Andy Leung, Pierre Robillard Award 2017

    This prize recognizes the best PhD thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university in a given year.

    Andy Leung is the winner of the Pierre Robillard Award of the Statistical Society of Canada. Andy’s thesis, entitled “Robust Estimation and Inference under Cellwise and Casewise Contamination”, was written while he was a doctoral student at the University of British Columbia working under the supervision of Ruben Zamar. 

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    Lei Sun, CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics 2017

    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 Lei Sun of the University of Toronto.

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    Bryan Shepherd, Chun Li and Qi Liu, The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award 2017

    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 “Probability-scale residuals for continuous, discrete, and censored data.” (Volume 44, no. 4, pp. 463-479) by Bryan E. Shepherd, Chun Li and Qi Liu.

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    McGill University, Montreal, Québec
    Sunday, June 3, 2018 to Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    Local Arrangements: Russell Steele (McGill) and Andrea Benedetti (McGill)



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