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The Department of Statistics (www.stat.ubc.ca) at the University of British Columbia (www.ubc.ca) and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (bcchr.ca) invite applications from outstanding investigators for a full time academic position at the rank of Assistant Professor, grant tenure-track in the UBC Department of Statistics, with a concurrent appointment as an Investigator within the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. The position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 or...

The Department of Statistics (www.stat.ubc.ca) at the University of British Columbia (www.ubc.ca) invites applications from outstanding new investigators for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 or January 1, 2020.

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. The successful candidate should have a...

Research Highlight

Modern multivariate and time series analyses go beyond the classical normality assumption by modelling data that could combine binary, categorical, extreme and heavy-tailed distributions. Dependence is modeled non-linearly,  often in terms of copula functions or stochastic representations. Models for multivariate extremes arise from asymptotic limits.  Characterization and modelling of dependence among extremes as well as estimation of probabilities of rare events are topics of on-going research. Advances in high-dimensional multivariate modelling have been achieved by the use of vine pair-copula constructions. Areas of application include biostatistics, psychometrics, genetics, machine learning, econometrics, quantitative risk management in finance and insurance, hydrology and geoscience.


Oct 30 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Tingting Zhao, UBC Statistics PhD Student
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Nov 2 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Michael Betancourt, Principle Research Scientist with Symplectomorphic, LLC
Beaty Museum Auditorium
Nov 13 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Tanja Högg, UBC Statistics PhD Student
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)
Nov 20 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Paul Vigneaux, Associate Professor (HDR) of Mathematics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon; Part-time at the Dept of Mathematics of UBC (2018-2019)
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)


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

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

Nowadays, data is everywhere and making sense of it can be the key to success. To keep up with the world, students need to learn the skills to extract relevant information from data. The Department of Statistics is excited to provide UBC’s first...

Department of Statistics and Institute for the Oceans & Fisheries Assistant Professor Marie Auger-Méthé not only analyzes data, she collects it. Learn about her research team’s...

We are happy to announce the launch of UBC’s first undergraduate Data Science course, DSCI 100—Introduction to Data Science. It will be offered in Term 2 of the 2018/2019 Academic year (January – April 2019). A working version of the course...

The Mean Squared Terrors have been proudly flying the Statistics flag in UBC's indoor and outdoor soccer leagues for the past 4 years. After many seasons of heartbreak and disappointment in which the Terrors failed to progress through a play-off...

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...