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Calling all biostatisticians and specialists in related disciplines!

As part of the Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases project, several postdoctoral positions are now open at universities across Canada.

While these positions won’t be based in our department, the...

The Deadline for applications has now passed.

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for 2021.

Positions may be available for:

DSCI 100 – Introduction to Data Science

Stat 200 – Elementary Statistics for Applications

Stat 201 - Statistical Inference for Data Science

Stat 203 – Statistical Methods

Stat 251 – Elementary Statistics

Stat 300 – Intermediate Statistics for Applications...

Research Highlight

Statistical learning, sometimes called machine learning, is becoming ever more important as a component of data science, and department members have had active research in this area for more than a decade.  Statistical learning methods include classification and regression (supervised learning) and clustering (unsupervised learning).  Current research topics of faculty members and their graduate students include construction of phylogenetic trees in evolution, ensembles of models and sparse clustering.  Applications include the search for novel pharmaceutical drugs and detection of biogenic patterns.


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Huanqing Wang has been awarded the Lorraine Schwartz Prize for the 2020 academic year (2020-21). The award is given annually for distinctions in the fields of Statistics and Probability.

Huanqing is currently completing the Combined...

The Nash Medal in Statistics was awarded this academic year to Sherry (Yu) Zhang. Sherry graduated this May with stellar grades in the challenging program of a combined honours in Statistics and...

Congratulation to Joe Watson, the recipient of the Rick White Award for the UBC academic year 2020.

Joe has made important contributions to the applied fields of ecology and fisheries, developing new methodologies to analyze complex...

After rigorous review and refinement, it’s official: UBC Vancouver is proud to announce a new minor in Data Science. The new program will launch in September 2021 with its first cohort of students.

Data science is becoming essential...

We’re delighted to announce that our Professor Emeritus James (Jim) Zidek is the inaugural recipient of the UBC Emeritus College Award for Excellence in Innovative and...

We’re delighted to announce two winners of the department’s 2020 Marshall Prize. This year, the Marshall Prize co-winners are PhD students Anthony Christidis and Saifuddin (Saif...

We’re thrilled to congratulate our Professor of Teaching, Bruce Dunham, for receiving the 2021 PIMS Education Prize.


We’re excited to announce that our Professor Ruben Zamar has been named as a Fellow in the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMS). Ruben is one of only 41 recipients from...