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Job Postings

The Department of Statistics at UBC is a growing academic unit within the Faculty of Science with activities in research, education, and consulting. To meet the increasing demand for statistics and data science training at the undergraduate level, we are seeking a sessional lecturer for the upcoming Winter term. The appointment may be renewed subject to the need of the department, availability of funding, and demonstration of excellence in teaching. The terms and conditions of the lecturer appointment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty...

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching positions in the Department of Statistics, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024. These positions have a primary focus on contributing to the delivery and further development of the Master of Data Science (MDS) program, while also involving contributions to other departmental...

Applications for the 2023 academic year is now closed!!!

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for 2023.

Positions may be available for:

DSCI 100 – Introduction to Data Science

DSCI 310 -  Reproducible and Trustworthy Workflows for Data Science

Stat 200 – Elementary Statistics for Applications

Stat 201 - Statistical Inference for Data Science

Stat 203 – Statistical Methods


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.


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Applied Statistics and Data Science Group at UBC Statistics is pleased to announce the launch of the webinar series on Data analysis: Practical application of Linear Mixed Effects Models. ...

Congratulations to our Professor Lang Wu on his role as the Associate Director representing Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (...

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 data....

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 mentored by faculty; ...

UBC Statistics Professor Jiahua Chen has been named a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Canada’s highest academic honour. Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)...