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Job Postings

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for 2022.

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

Stat 302 – Introduction to Probability...

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.


Sep 27 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Boris Sobolev, Professor and Head, UBC School of Population and Public Health
ESB 4192 / Zoom
Oct 24 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Daniel McDonald, Associate Professor, UBC Department of Statistics
Zoom (to register, see CANSSI website) or Maple Room, University of Toronto
Oct 26 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm


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)...

Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES) collaborated between the Department of Statistical Sciences at University of Toronto and CANSSI Ontario is a...

UBC Statistics announces the appointment of three new tenured/tenure track faculty – Lucy Gao, Joel Östblom, and Geoff Pleiss.

Lucy began an Assistant Professor position with us on July 1, 2022.

Joel joined us on August 23, 2022...

This year’s recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships are Chenyue Qian and Yujie Chen.

Chenyue Qian is a Statistics major with...

The Statistics Department offers several types of free statistical consultation, via STAT 551, SOS and STAT 450/550, as follows:

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