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Job Postings

The Department of Statistics (www.stat.ubc.ca) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver (www.ubc.ca) invites applications for three tenure-track positions at the rank of Instructor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020 or January 1, 2021.

These positions provide the opportunity, with strong institutional support, to pursue a career based on excellence in teaching and educational leadership. This career path can make an impact on education both within and beyond the classroom, as well as...

The Department of Statistics is hiring several TA and marker positions for Fall and Winter 2019.

Positions may be available for:

DCI 100 – Introduction to Data Science

Stat 200- Elementary Statistics for Applications

Stat 203- Statistical Methods

Stat 251-Elementary Statistics

Stat 300- Intermediate Statistics for Applications

Stat 302- Introduction to Probability

Stat 305- Introduction to Statistical Inference...

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching & Learning Fellow, associated with the Master of Data Science (MDS) program. This program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics, within the Faculty of Science. The Fellow will be based in the Department of Statistics but will work closely with colleagues from both departments.

The MDS program focusses on the innovative and responsible use of Data Science tools across a broad spectrum of data types and domain areas. It is a 10-...

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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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/STAT 550 mentored by faculty;...

September 24th, 2019

The Department of Statistics applauds the student-led movement that is bringing increased attention to the dangers of unmitigated global warming. All evidence points to an urgent need for far stronger...

We’re pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships, Hayden McTavish and Naitong Chen.

Naitong Chen is entering his fourth year in the Statistics program. He’s...

The Department of Statistics 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; ...

We were very happy to read the Government of Canada’s recent announcement of new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRCs), especially because one of our Assistant Professors, Marie Auger-Méthé, was on the list of new CRC recipients. Marie has...

The Department is very pleased to announce that two new Assistant Professors are joining our ranks this summer!

Dr. Benjamin Bloem-Reddy will take up his appointment on July 1, 2019. Ben obtained his Ph.D. in Statistics from...

Our M.Sc. student Lucy Mosquera received support from the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) for attending and presenting a poster at the recent Atlantic Causal Inference Conference (ACIC) 2019 in Montreal (worth CAD 1,250)....

We were pleased to hear news from the 2019 Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Annual Meeting that two of our Statistics Ph.D. students, Xin Ding and Qiong Zhang, won the Case Study #1 category (...