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Recipients of the 2023 Dr. John and Barbara Petkau Scholarship

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

MSc Student Nirupama Tamvada receives the 2022 Rick White Award

Congratulations to Nirupama Tamvada, the recipient of the Rick White Award for the UBC academic year 2022.

Nirupama has had the opportunity to work on fruitful collaborations related to biomedical data. She worked in collaboration with the CANSII CRT research team to develop a methodology for analyzing high-dimensional survival data with multiple events.

Free Statistical Consultation: 2023/24

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 projects for term 1 2023-24 from now until Oct 31
  • SOS (Statistical Opportunity for Students): year-round, UBC-V graduate students only, via a team of a senior Statistical consultant and a Statistics graduate student...

Chloe You won the CSSC Oral Presentation Award

Congratulations to UBC Statistics M.Sc. student Xinyuan (Chloe) You for winning the CSSC Oral Presentation Competition. Chloe’s talk on "Regularized Relative Risk Regression for High-dimensional Data" won the 2nd prize oral presentation at the Master’s level at the 11th Annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference (CSSC). Chloe is supervised by professor ...

Daniel McDonald appointed as a SSC Regional Representative representing Alberta/BC/Yukon

Congratulations to our Associate Professor Daniel McDonald on his role as the Regional Representative on the board of directors representing Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). His new role began on July 1, 2023 and he will serve until June 30, 2025.

Statistics students gain valuable experience and network connections attending 2023 SSC Case Studies in Data Analysis Competition

2023 SSC Case Studies in Data Analysis Poster Competition was held on Monday, May 29, 2023 at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. The case studies are intended to provide enthusiastic teams of graduate and senior undergraduate students with the opportunity to use data analysis to address issues of current importance in society. Each participating team...

UBC Statistics sponsoring 2023 Annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference (CSSC)

The eleventh annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference (CSSC) took place on Saturday, May 27, 2023. This conference was all about engaging students through research presentations, statistical skills development workshops and talks, and an interactive career session with invited statisticians from different professional areas.

Introducing two new faculty members

Our department is thrilled to be welcoming two new faculty colleagues: Katie Burak and G. Alexi Rodríguez-Arelis.

Associate Professor of Teaching, Tiffany Timbers, Receives the Early Career Educator Award 2023 by SSC

In a recent announcement on the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC)'s website, our Statistics Associate Professor of Teaching, Tiffany Timbers, was awarded the first SSC Early Career Educator Award for 2023. This new award recognizes excellence in teaching statistics by early career SSC...

Professor Emeritus Nancy Heckman, SSC Honorary Member 2023

We’re delighted to announce that our Professor Emeritus Nancy Heckman has been named an Honorary Member of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). This award is intended to honor an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the development of the statistical sciences in Canada and whose work has had a major impact in this country.