UBC Statistics

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Job Postings

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a Lecturer (one or more positions), associated with the Master of Data Science Program. This program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics, within the Faculty of Science. The Lecturer will be formally based in the Department of Statistics but work closely with colleagues from both departments.

The MDS program...

Internal Search

The Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for the position of Head of the Department of Statistics. The Department is committed to excellence in statistics research and education, and plays a key role in a range of interdisciplinary initiatives, including data science, biostatistics, and statistical consulting. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.stat.ubc.ca/.

We seek a dynamic individual with an excellent international research...

Research Highlight

Since 2009, more than 60 researchers have been a part of this group, studying the properties of wood products, working on projects such as the development of engineering standards, monitoring for changes in product properties over time, subset selection methods for species grouping in the marketing of lumber and the duration of load effect in construction. The group is made up of  statisticians from UBC and SFU - faculty, students and staff - and collaborating scientists at FPInnovations Vancouver, funded by Collaborative Research and Development Grants awards under NSERC’s Forest Sector R & D Initiative. 

Forest products have a complex variability and, as a biomaterial, are inherently stochastic. Therefore, the group has analyzed forest product data using advanced statistical  methods in areas such as survey sampling, survival analysis, nonparametric Bayesian analysis and the handling of big data.  The group has made novel contributions to statistical science that transfer to other domains and has solved long standing problems in wood science.  And something that rarely is the case - statisticians have run their own experiments and data collection. 

Read more about the Forest Products Stochastic Modeling Group.


Mar 27 2018 -
9:30am to 11:00am
STAT 450 and STAT 550 students
ESB Atrium - PME Gallery/East Corridor
Mar 28 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Chris Field, Hong Gu, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Room 5106, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Apr 3 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Somdatta Sinha, PWIAS International Visiting Research Scholar & Visiting Professor, Mathematics Department, UBC; Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, India
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)


Michael is in the combined MD/PhD program, working in the laboratory of Dr. Leonard J. Foster, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Life Sciences Centre, where he develops bioinformatic methods to interrogate the protein-protein interactome....

Graduate Teaching Assistants play an important role in the department. Every year since 2011, we have recognized GTA excellence via the Statistics Department's Graduate Teaching Award.

David Kepplinger is this year’s recipient of...

Statistics Ph.D. student Tanja Högg is the recipient of this year’s Marshall Prize. Tanja is carrying out her Ph.D. research under the joint supervision of Paul Gustafson, John Petkau and Yinshan Zhao, focussing on Bayesian methods for the...

Statistics Associate Professor Alex Bouchard-Côté and co-researchers have been awarded a CANSSI Collaborative Team Grant to support the project "Statistical Methods for Challenging Problems in Public Health Microbiology”.  The three-year $180,000...

StatSpace, produced through the Flexible Learning Introductory Statistics (FLIS) Project, is now available in a "soft launch" form.  This preliminary version allows you to explore and use the...

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

  • SOS (Statistical Opportunity for Students):  accepted year-round, UBC-V graduate...