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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 Department has a long history of research and collaborations in Environmental Statistics and in Spatial Statistics, beginning with Jim Zidek's pioneering work with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Since that time, faculty have been involved in many research projects, such as the development of statistical techniques for the analysis of air pollution data to study concerns such as public health issues and global climate models.  Current work modelling air pollution has resulted in the an interactive map for the World Health Organization, developed by an international team of researchers.   Other recent research activities involve collaboration with marine mammal biologists, to study locations and behavior via continuous-time tracking devices.


Jul 23 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Wenzheng (Poppy) Zhou
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Jul 25 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Harry Lee, UBC Statistics M.Sc. student
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Aug 6 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Pavel Krupksii, Lecturer at University of Melbourne
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)


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...

Our M.Sc. student Lucy Mosquera received support from the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) for attending and presenting a poster at the recent Atlantic Causal Inference Conference (ACIC) 2019 in Montreal (worth CAD 1,250)....

We were pleased to hear news from the 2019 Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Annual Meeting that two of our Statistics Ph.D. students, Xin Ding and Qiong Zhang, won the Case Study #1 category (...

The Rick White Award recognizes students who demonstrate excellence in statistical science through collaboration with investigators in another discipline on a substantial application. The award honours the memory of Rick White,...

Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) play a vital role in our department. Every year since 2011, we have recognized the excellent work of our GTAs through the Department of Statistics’ Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Award.


The Nash Medal this year is awarded to Huaiwen Dong. Huaiwen has completed a major in Statistics and a minor in Arts, and she will graduate with distinction. Throughout her academic career, Huaiwen has received many honours and awards,...

We are happy to announce that the winner of the 2019 Data Science Award is UBC Bioinformatics M.Sc. student Rebecca Asiimwe.

The Data Science Award is offered annually to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated...

The Departmental Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the co-winners of the 2018 Marshall Prize are Eric Fu and Harlan Campbell. Their PhD supervisors are respectively Nancy Heckman and Paul Gustafson. Eric defended his PhD thesis in...

Professor Jim Zidek has been awarded the 2019 David Rees Distinguished Visiting Fellowship that enables mathematical scientists to visit the University of Exeter. The announcement for the Award states that “during the period of their visit at the...

Statistics Associate Professor Alex Bouchard-Côté has just received the 2018 UBC/PIMS Mathematical Sciences Young Faculty Award.

In addition to receiving a monetary award, Alex will give a PIMS-UBC Distinguished Colloquium...