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Job Postings

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for Fall and Winter 2019.

Positions may be available for:

DCI 100 – Introduction to Data Science

Stat 200- Elementary Statistics for Applications

Stat 203- Statistical Methods

Stat 251-Elementary Statistics

Stat 300- Intermediate Statistics for Applications

Stat 302- Introduction to Probability

Stat 305- Introduction to Statistical Inference...

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow, associated with the Master of Data Science (MDS) program. This program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics, within the Faculty of Science. The Fellow will be based in the Department of Statistics but will work closely with colleagues from both departments.

The MDS program focusses on the innovative and responsible use of Data Science tools across a broad spectrum of data types and domain areas. It is a 10-...

Research Highlight

The Bayesian paradigm for statistical inference uses expert knowledge, formulated in terms of probability distributions of unknown parameters of interest.   These distributions, called prior distributions, are combined with data to provide new information about parameters, via new parameter distributions called posterior distributions.  One research theme centers on devising new Bayesian methodologies, i.e., new statistical models with which Bayesian inferences can provide particular scientific insight. Quantifying the statistical properties of such methods and contrasting with non-Bayesian alternatives is an active area of research.  Bayesian methods can  lead to computational challenges, and another research theme centers on efficient computation of Bayesian solutions. The development of computational techniques for determining posterior distributions, such as Monte Carlo methods, is a rich area of research activity, with particular emphasis on Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods and sequential Monte Carlo methods.


Jan 28 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Victor Veitch, Department of Statistics, Columbia University
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Mar 3 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
van Eeden Invited Speaker Daniela Witten, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics at University of Washington, and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical Statistics
Lecture Room 4, Woodward IRC Building, 2194 Health Sciences Mall


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...

Professor James V. Zidek has been honoured by his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada, an appointment granted to those Canadians who make extraordinary contributions to the Nation. The honour recognizes Dr. Zidek's leadership and...

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Anona Thorne and Takao Tanabe Graduate Entrance Scholarship is PhD student Vittorio Romaniello.

Vittorio completed a master's degree in Statistical Science at Oxford, and a...

The Statistics Department offers several types of free statistical consultation, via STAT 450/550, SOS, and STAT 551, as follows.

  • STAT 450/550: Term 2 only, open to anyone, via students in STAT 450/STAT 550 mentored by faculty;...

We’re pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships, Hayden McTavish and Naitong Chen.

Naitong Chen is entering his fourth year in the Statistics program. He’s...

We were very happy to read the Government of Canada’s recent announcement of new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRCs), especially because one of our Assistant Professors, Marie Auger-Méthé, was on the list of new CRC recipients. Marie has...

The Department is very pleased to announce that two new Assistant Professors are joining our ranks this summer!

Dr. Benjamin Bloem-Reddy will take up his appointment on July 1, 2019. Ben obtained his Ph.D. in Statistics from...