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Marshall Prize: Congratulations, Tanja Högg!

Statistics Ph.D. student Tanja Högg is the recipient of this year’s Marshall Prize. Tanja is carrying out her Ph.D. research under the joint supervision of Paul Gustafson, John Petkau and Yinshan Zhao, focussing on Bayesian methods for the analysis of misclassified data that arise in the context of health administrative database studies. She works in collaboration with Professor Helen Tremlett’s Pharmacoepidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis (PiMS) Research Group, determining statistical methods...

CANSSI Collaborative Team Grant Awarded to Alex Bouchard-Côté and Co-researchers

Statistics Associate Professor Alex Bouchard-Côté and co-researchers have been awarded a CANSSI Collaborative Team Grant to support the project "Statistical Methods for Challenging Problems in Public Health Microbiology”.  The three-year $180,000 grant will support the team's development of methods that will help public heath authorities control the development of drug resistance and the spread of epidemic outbreaks.

From the project proposal:

Pathogenic microbial...

Free Statistical Consulting from Stat 450/550 still available

The UBC Statistics Department offers free statistical analysis, via STAT 450/550, accepting projects for term 2 2017-18 from Nov 9 - Jan 20. 


As part of our ongoing efforts to bring current research into the classroom and promote interdisciplinary collaborations, the students enrolled in STAT 450 (Case Studies in Statistics) will provide free statistical analyses in Term 2 of each academic year. In addition, a group of graduate...

Undergraduate Statistics Student Katie Li Receives a FoS Excellence in Service Award

Katie (Zijing) Li has been honoured with a Faculty of Science Excellence in Service Awards 2017. Katie is a fourth-year undergraduate Statistics major who has been active in enhancing the UBC undergraduate experience through her participation and leadership in UBC-established programs and her leadership in the recently established Undergraduate Statistics Society (USS).

Thank you, Katie, for your contributions to the Faculty of Science community.

Call for Nominations: Department of Statistics Award in Data Science 2018

The Department of Statistics is soliciting nominations for the Department of Statistics Award in Data Science, an award to recognize the importance of developing and applying tools to answer important questions through the analysis of data. This $1,000 award is offered to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated initiative and creativity in making outstanding contributions in the field of Data Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Statistics...

Special Lecture: 150 Years or More of Data Analysis in Canada

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Speaker: David Bellhouse, Statistician and Statistics Historian

Location: UBC Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 120, 2202 Main Mall


Please join us as David Bellhouse (a statistician, Statistics historian, and professor emeritus from the University of Western Ontario), discusses the past and future of data analysis and Statistics...

StatSpace: resources for teaching introductory statistics

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 current resources, namely, web visualizations, videos, WebWorK questions and some clicker questions, material that has been team-vetted and trialed on thousands of UBC students. 

StatSpace grew out of the Department’s goal of improving cross-...

Thorne-Tanabe Graduate Entrance Scholarship Recipients- 2017

The Anona Thorne and Takao Tanabe Graduate Entrance Scholarship was established through the generosity of UBC Statistics alumna Anona Thorne and her husband Takao Tanabe. The scholarship is offered annually to students entering a graduate program in Statistics. Anona Thorne (BA '91 Mathematics; MSc '93 Statistics) is a double alumna of UBC and went on to an interesting career using her statistics training at the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network at Saint Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. Takao...

Dr John & Barbara Petkau Scholarships Awarded to Huaiwen (Angela) Dong and Kenny Chiu

This year’s recipients of the Dr John and Barbara Petkau Scholarships are Huaiwen (Angela) Dong and Kenny Chiu.  

Kenny is entering his fourth year in a combined honours in Statistics and Computer Science (CS) and is also in the CS co-op program. Kenny is currently working on Data Migration with the UBC SASI team that is in charge of the initiative to replace the current student information system (Goodbye CONNECT! Hello CANVAS!). He is involved with data-related activities...

Free Statistical Consultation: November 2017 call

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

  • SOS (Statistical Opportunity for Students):  accepted year-round, UBC-V graduate students only, via a team of a senior Statistical consultant and a Statistics graduate student 
  • STAT 551:  accepted for consulting in Term 1 only,  open to anyone, via students in STAT 551 mentored by faculty; may be possible to still...