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Nash Medal

The Nash Medal in Statistics is given each year to the most outstanding graduating student in the B.Sc. program in Statistics.  The Medal recognizes the great service to statistics given by Professor Stanley Nash (1915-2001) over his more than forty years at UBC. 

Professor Nash came to UBC in 1950 just after finishing his Ph.D. in statistics at Berkeley. For a great many years, he was the only statistician on the campus and so established himself as the statistical expert. Professor Nash kept an electrical calculator on his desk and rendered consulting advice and service to generations of students and faculty at UBC. He maintained an active interest in the developments which eventually led to the creation of the Statistical Society of Canada. For that and his other contributions to the development of the statistical sciences, Professor Nash was awarded an honorary membership in the Statistical Society of Canada in 1987.

The Department's Nash Medal, established in 1994, is supported by the Statistics Fund for Excellence.

Recipients

Recipient's Name Year Recipient's Category Program News Item
Ran Wang 2015 Undergraduate BSc. Math and Statistics 2015 Nash Medal in Statistics Awarded to Ran Wang
Chen Tian Qi (Ricky) 2014 Undergraduate BSc. Statistics and Computer Science 2014 Nash Medal Winner - Tian Qi (Ricky) Chen
Jonathan Zhang 2013 Undergraduate BSc. Statistics and Economics 2013 Stanley W. Nash Medal Recipient- Jonathan Zhang
Ken Lau 2012 Undergraduate BSc. Statistics 2012 Stanley W. Nash Medal Recipient- Ken Lau
Baik Jonathan 2011 Undergraduate BSc. Statistics
Andy Leung 2010 Undergraduate BSc. Math and Statistics
Dongxu Wang 2009 Undergraduate BSc. Statistics
Hao (Eric) Peng 2008 Undergraduate BSc. Math
Samuel Wong 2007 Undergraduate BSc. Combined Honours Stat/Math
Wai Man Chan 2006 Undergraduate BSc. Statistics and Computer Science
Yue Virginia Chen 2005 Undergraduate BSc. Combined Honours in Statistics and Computer Science
Fei Yuan 2004 Undergraduate BSc. Statistics
Howard Chang 2003 Undergraduate BSc. Statistics
Pascal Tomecek 2002 Undergraduate BSc. Combined Honours Stat/Math
Tzu-Ling Christina Chen 2001 Undergraduate BSc. Statistics
Becky Ho Tsun Pui 2000 Undergraduate BSc. Math and Statistics
Eugenia Ho Yin Yu 1999 Undergraduate BSc. Combined Honours Stat/Math
Kenneth Ka Wai Tam 1998 Undergraduate BSc. Combined Honours Stat/Math
Farouk Nathoo 1997 Undergraduate BSc. Combined Honours Stat/Math
Kelly Kwok 1996 Undergraduate BSc. Statistics

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