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Margaret Wylie Memorial Scholarship in Statistics

Margaret Wylie Memorial Entrance Scholarship in Statistics is offered annually by friends and family of Margaret Wylie to a woman who demonstrates excellence in the study of statistics and is beginning the PhD program in Statistics. The scholarship is to celebrate the life of Margaret Wylie, who had a lifelong passion for elegant prose and challenging puzzles, both of which were nurtured by her time at UBC. She graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics at UBC in 1945, and went on to do graduate work in Statistics at Columbia University in New York. She completed a Masters degree at Columbia in 1946 and subsequently worked for the Canadian Bureau of Statistics. This memorial scholarship is intended to encourage and support women students in statistics: may they flourish in their chosen fields as Margaret did in Applied Mathematics. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Statistics in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

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Recipient's Name Year Recipient's Category Program News Item
Sonja Surjanovic 2016 Graduate PhD. Statistics
Xiaomeng Ju 2015 Graduate PhD. Statistics