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The Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications from outstanding new investigators for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022 or January 1, 2023.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field. Candidates must also demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in both teaching and research. Each successful candidate should have a...

The Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus invites application for a full-time 12 month lecturer appointment commencing January 1, 2022, or earlier. 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 Association.


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

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.


Oct 25 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Tiffany Timbers, UBC Statistics Assistant Professor of Teaching / Co-Director, UBC Master of Data Science Program (Vancouver option)
Zoom (to register, see CANSSI website)
Oct 26 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Justin McElroy, Municipal Affairs Reporter, CBC Vancouver
Zoom / ESB 4192
Nov 2 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Qiong Zhang, UBC Statistics PhD student


CANSSI Ontario and U of T Statistical Sciences are hosting Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES). ARES is a new speaker series that showcases opportunities in all realms of...

Assistant Professor Trevor Campbell has been named a winner of the 2021 Blackwell-Rosenbluth Award, which honours noteworthy junior researchers in different areas of Bayesian statistics....

This year’s recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships are Yihang He and Ruiyu Gou.

Yihang is a combined major in Computer...

We are pleased to announce that Victor Yuan has won the Department’s 2020-21 Data Science Award.

Victor is a PhD student in UBC’s Genome Sciences and Technology...

Along with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Statistics is proud to participate in the Artificial Intelligence Methods for Scientific Impact (AIM-SI) cluster. Associate Professor of Statistics...

Shannon Edie, MSc student in Statistics, has been awarded the James Robert Thompson Fellowship in the UBC Spring Graduate Awards Competition. The fellowship, made available by the late James Robert Thompson, B. Comm., 1967, is awarded to a...

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

  • STAT 551: Term 1 only, open to anyone, via students in STAT 551 mentored by faculty; accepting...