Category Archives: News

Mark Your Calendar for the CANSSI/SSC Cross-Country Tour

> français Want to know what your colleagues in Canada’s statistical science community are working on these days? As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC), CANSSI and the SSC have partnered to organize … Continue reading

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Big Data Cup 2022: The Challenge of Hockey Analytics

> français Love hockey? Love analytics? Then don’t miss the Big Data Cup 2022 (BDC 2022) webinar on Friday, July 15, 2022, 7–9 p.m. EDT. REGISTER HERE This event will feature pre-recorded presentations by finalists in BDC 2022, a datathon … Continue reading

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High School Students: Explore Statistics and Data Science at Florence Nightingale Day 2022

> français Florence Nightingale is widely known as the founder of modern nursing, but she was also a ground-breaking statistician who is credited with inventing the pie chart. If you are high school student in the Lower Mainland area of … Continue reading

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Come to Banff for the ICSA-Canada Chapter 2022 Symposium

> français CANSSI is very happy to be a sponsor of the ICSA-Canada Chapter 2022 Symposium. This event is organized by the International Chinese Statistical Association and will take place July 8–10, 2022, at the Banff Centre for Arts and … Continue reading

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Archive of Webinar Recordings and Resources

> Accueil du site français (Cette page est seulement disponible en format bilingue) CANSSI organizes a variety of webinar series. Access recordings and/or other resources from selected past webinars on this page. CANSSI Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Workshops CANSSI Townhall … Continue reading

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Nathan Ngongo is CANSSI’s New Scientific Coordinator

> français The CANSSI team is growing! We recently had the pleasure of welcoming our new Scientific Coordinator, Nathan Ngongo. Nathan is a recent graduate of Business Administration at SFU. He was recently an IT support specialist, assisting French and … Continue reading

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Mark Bachmann is CANSSI’s New Communications Officer

> français The CANSSI team is growing! We recently had the pleasure of welcoming our new Communications Officer, Mark Bachmann.  Mark has an MA in English and more than 10 years of experience as a Communications Officer at Simon Fraser … Continue reading

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2022 CANSSI Annual General Meeting and Town Hall

> français This year’s CANSSI Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Friday, June 17, 2022 | 9:30–10:00 a.m. PST | On Zoom. The AGM is open to representatives of each CANSSI member institution and will include a vote … Continue reading

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CANSSI EDI Training Workshops

> français CANSSI regularly organizes equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) workshops and training sessions for the statistical sciences community. The most recent sessions are listed here; in some cases, the listings include links to video recordings or other resources. Get … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2022 CANSSI Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows

> français Each year, CANSSI awards CANSSI Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships to a number of individuals. For 2022, three recipients were chosen to participate in projects proposed by two partnering universities. The awards are for a two-year period (2022–2024). Recipient: Ismaila … Continue reading

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Celebrate CANSSI’s Newest Regional Centre at the Inaugural CANSSI Prairies Summit on May 24–25

> français You are invited to a celebration! CANSSI Prairies (covering Manitoba, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut) is about to become CANSSI’s fourth regional centre, joining CANSSI Ontario, CANSSI Québec, and CANSSI Atlantic. The occasion will be marked by … Continue reading

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April 29 | Webinar on Handling Non-probability Samples through Inverse Probability Weighting

On Friday, April 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. EDT (Ottawa time), Jean François Beaumont of Statistics Canada will present a Zoom webinar as part of a series organized by the CANSSI-funded Collaborative Research Team on Modern Techniques for Survey Sampling … Continue reading

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Come to the “CANSSI Townhall on Student Evaluations of Teaching” with Philip B. Stark

> français Philip B. Stark, Distinguished Professor of Statistics at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, has had an enormous impact on the way student evaluations of teaching are—and aren’t—used to measure teaching effectiveness. On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from … Continue reading

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Coming up: A summer school on modern methods in survey sampling

Need a reason to visit Ottawa this summer? The Collaborative Research Team (CRT) on Modern Techniques for Survey Sampling and Complex Data is organizing a four-day in-person Summer School on Modern Methods in Survey Sampling for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, … Continue reading

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Plan to attend the BFF7 Conference in May–in person or online

From May 2 to 4, 2022, the University of Toronto Department of Statistical Sciences is hosting the 7th Bayesian, Fiducial & Frequentist (BFF7) Conference, supported by the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). This … Continue reading

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April 5 | Webinar on Bias in Statistics | CANSSI Saskatchewan HSCC

This online presentation is part of the CANSSI Saskatechewan HSCC Winter 2022 Webinar Series, which runs from January to April 2022. We invite you to join us—register below. Title: Bias in Statistics: What Is It, How Does It Arise, and How … Continue reading

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March 31 | Webinar on Analysis of Large Administrative Health Data | CANSSI Saskatchewan HSCC

This online presentation is part of the CANSSI Saskatchewan HSCC Winter 2022 Webinar Series, which runs from January to April 2022. We invite you to join us—register below. Title: Challenges and Strategies in Analysis of Large Administrative Health Data Speaker:Professor X. … Continue reading

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Professor Rohan Alexander announced as Assistant Director, CANSSI Ontario

The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute, Ontario (CANSSI Ontario) is delighted to announce Professor Rohan Alexander as Assistant Director of CANSSI Ontario. Professor Alexander is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, jointly appointed to the Department of Statistical Sciences … Continue reading

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Florence Nightingale Day

The Florence Nightingale Day for Statistics and Data Science Committee is pleased to present the 4th annual event online on October 23, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, in partnership with the Caucus for Women in Statistics, the American Statistical Association, … Continue reading

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. To find out how to take part in events focused on understanding and commemoration of a … Continue reading

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Paul McNicholas Recipient of the 2021 John. L. Synge Award

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced that Paul McNicholas is the recipient of the John. L. Synge Award. Paul, previously CANSSI’s Associate Director for Ontario, is the Canada Research Chair in Computational Statistics at McMaster University, Director of the MacDATA Institute, and Editor-in-Chief … Continue reading

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Statistics Canada’s 2021 International Methodology Symposium

(Le texte français suit.) 2021 International Methodology Symposium Adopting Data Science in Official Statistics to Meet Society’s Emerging Needs Statistics Canada is pleased to announce that it is now possible to register for its 2021 International Methodology Symposium. It will … Continue reading

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Student Job Opportunity – Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada’s Time Series Research and Analysis Center (TSRAC) is looking for a student to work on automatic Time Series Modelling in R. Statistics Canada has a large number of time series for which themanual selection and validation of a … Continue reading

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CANSSI Burnaby Mountain Avalanche

After thorough analysis, CANSSI proposes moving the Colorado Avalanche up to Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain and renaming them the Burnaby Mountain Avalanche. Stellar Canadian sports statisticians along with the mild climate, high altitude and Canadians fans fueled by … Continue reading

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UBC/SFU Joint Statistics Seminar – March 6, 2021

The UBC/SFU Joint Statistical Seminar is jointly hosted by the graduate students of the UBC Department of Statistics and the SFU Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. The Spring 2021 event is the second of two events taking place in … Continue reading

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