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    Dear Members,

    As you may already know, Larysa Valachko's last day in the SSC Office was November 18 2016. We wish her all the best during her maternity leave!

  • Jack Gambino

    Well, it has been a very busy few months for our Society: continued development of the website, planning for next year's meeting in Winnipeg, preparing for the fundraising drive, ... the list goes on! Allow me to elaborate on these.

  • Nancy Reid

    Professor Nancy Reid, FRSC, can add one more accolade to her already long list of honours. On October 27, 2016, she will give this year's Fisher Memorial Lecture at the Royal Statistical Society in London (UK). The title of her lecture is "Statistical Science and Data Science: where do we go from here?

  • Census at School Canada

    The Census at School Canada project opened on Labour Day for another year of Canadian students collecting information about themselves and comparing their class to students from across Canada and other participating countries.  Census at School is an international classroom project designed to engage elementary and secondary school students in statistical reasoning.

  • 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, 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. 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.

  • Yujie Zhong

    Yujie Zhong, Pierre Robillard Award 2016

    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. 



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