UBC Statistics

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Part-time sessional lecturer position available in the Department of Statistics, UBC-Vancouver, to teach courses offered during the period from May 1 – June 30, 2018. A Master’s degree in Statistics is required. Completion of, or current registration in, a PhD program is preferred. The position requires demonstrated ability to provide effective instruction of introductory statistics at the undergraduate level. In keeping with these duties and the goals of our undergraduate program, to be a part of our teaching team the ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, experience...

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.


Jan 25 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Nelson Chen, UBC Statistics PhD Student
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Jan 30 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Junwei Lu, Graduate Student in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Feb 1 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Gary Chan, Associate Professor, Biostatistics; Associate Professor, Health Services (University of Washington)
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Feb 6 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Andriy Derkach, Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Cancer Institute, Rockwell
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)


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...

The Rick White Memorial Fund was established late last year, to honour Rick’s memory. Rick, who passed away September 2, 2016, was a long time member of the department, an accomplished statistical consultant and data scientist, and a wonderful...