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Don Estep Canada Research Chair Recipient

Don Estep, Scientific Director at CANSSI and Simon Fraser University Science Professor, is a mathematician and statistician who collaborates with scientists and engineers to develop algorithms and models for a range of problems in ecology, physics and engineering. He has applied … Continue reading

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Climate Change Scenarios and Financial Risk – Panel Discussion Review

Developing climate change scenarios encompassing realistic and thinkable impacts on the credit health of a bank is a high priority initiative of the financial industry. The problem is to understand the realized weather phenomena (primarily precipitation, temperature, wind) on a … Continue reading

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CANSSI Hosted Panel at CSPC 2020

CANSSI hosted a panel at the Canadian Science Policy Conference titled “The Interplay of Official Statistics and Privacy”, which will be moderated by Don Estep, Scientific Director of CANSSI. Time:10:30 am – 12:00 pm EST Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Summary:Accurate and timely … Continue reading

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Christian Genest Recipient of the John L. Synge Award

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced that Christian Genest, former CANSSI Board Member and a professor at McGill University, is the ninth recipient of the John L. Synge Award. This distinction, created in 1986, is given by the RSC … Continue reading

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Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Sciences: Jeff Wu

September 28 – 29, 2020 Location: Online – Please register here.  C. F. Jeff Wu is Coca Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was elected a Member of the National … Continue reading

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SSC Biostatistics COVID-19 Case Study Competition

The SSC Biostatistics section invites graduate and senior undergraduate students to participate to a special COVID-19 case study competition. This competition, taking place outside the regular SSC meeting case study activity, will allow students to demonstrate initiatives and creativity in … Continue reading

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Welcoming CANSSI’s New Board Members

We want to welcome our new CANSSI Board Members for 2020-2023, voted in at CANSSI’s Annual General Meeting in June. Their appointment to the Board will support CANSSI’s mission to advance the development, application, and communication of cutting-edge statistical and … Continue reading

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CANSSI Thanks Outgoing Board Members

CANSSI thanks five outgoing Board members this year. Wesley Yung of Statistics Canada served two terms on CANSSI’s Board of Directors. He played very important roles on the Board during his term, including two years as Chair of the Board. … Continue reading

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Karen Kopciuk Wins SSC’s Distinguished Service Award

Karen Kopciuk, CANSSI Board Member and leader of a CANSSI Health Science Collaborating Centre is this year’s recipient of the Statistical Society of Canada’s (SSC) Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to a person who has made substantial contributions to the running … Continue reading

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W. John Braun Wins SSC’s Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work

W. John Braun, CANSSI’s Deputy Director, won Statistical Society of Canada’s (SSC) 2020 Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work. This award recognizes outstanding contributions by SSC members in collaborative research and applied work, the importance of which derives primarily from … Continue reading

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Erica Moodie is 2020 CRM-SSC Prize Recipient

Former CANSSI Associate Director for Québec, Erica Moodie of McGill University is the 2020 CRM-SSC Prize recipient. The CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics is awarded annually by the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) in recognition of outstanding research carried out primarily in Canada by a statistician during the first fifteen years after completing a PhD. Erica is … Continue reading

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CANSSI Postdoctoral Fellow Myriam Brossard is James V. Neel Award Finalist

Myriam Brossard, CANSSI postdoctoral fellow in  2017-2018, is a James V. Neel award finalist at this year’s Annual Meeting of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES 2020). The James V. Neel Award is presented to an outstanding oral presentation by a postdoctoral … Continue reading

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New Book “Sampling Theory and Practice” by Changbao Wu and Mary Thomson

Changbao Wu and Mary Thompson, both of the University of Waterloo, have a new book entitled “Sampling Theory and Practice” published by Springer. Changbao Wu is a team leader for the CANSSI Collaborative Research Team “Modern Techniques for Survey Sampling … Continue reading

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Charmaine Dean Elected Fellow of IMS

Former CANSSI Board member Charmaine Dean has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Charmaine is currently the Vice President University Research at the University of Waterloo and a collaborator on the CANSSI Collaborative Research Team “Spatial … Continue reading

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CANSSI CRT Member Yihao Yin Takes Position at Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Research Assistant Yihao Yin — part of a CANSSI CRT titled “Towards Sustainable Fisheries: State Space Assessment Models (SSAMs) for Complex Fisheries and Biological Data — leveraged his experience to gain full time employment at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. … Continue reading

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CANSSI Team Member Kaiqiong Zhao Receives FRQS Scholarship

Kaiqiong Zhao received a $70000 Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) scholarship for her doctoral thesis project entitled “Smooth modeling of covariate effects in bisulfite sequencing-derived measures of DNA methylation”. She is part of the CANSSI Collaborative Research … Continue reading

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Di Shu from CANSSI Team is now Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard

Di Shu is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. During her PhD studies, Di was part of the CANSSI Collaborative Research Team “Statistical Analysis of Large … Continue reading

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Distinguished scientists elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society

Fifty eminent scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society including our own Director Nancy Reid. Read more about it here: https://royalsociety.org/news/2018/05/distinguished-scientists-elected-fellows-royal-society-2018/

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Chad Gaffield Appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada

CANSSI would like to congratulate Chad Gaffield, a member of our Board of Directors, for his recent appointment as Officer of the Order of Canada “for his leadership in interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration as a historian and administrator, and for … Continue reading

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Budget 2017, Naylor’s review, and the Mathematical Sciences in Canada

Dear colleagues in the mathematical sciences, Canada’s research granting landscape is changing rapidly: CFREF, the direct mega-funding of special initiatives via Budget 2017, the frozen Tri-council, the Naylor report, the upcoming research mega-clusters, etc… Our community needs to be an … Continue reading

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RSS Significance Writing Contest Offers Publishing Opportunity

The Royal Statistical Society is now accepting entries for the 2017 Statistical Excellence Award for Early Career Writing Contest. The winning entries of between 1500 and 2000 words will be invited to give presentations based on their articles at a special … Continue reading

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Career Advice Seminars at the University of Toronto – Saturday, March 25, 2017

The University of Toronto Statistical Sciences Union will hold its first ever Career Panel on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 1 pm to 6 pm. It will take place at Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, Toronto. Students will … Continue reading

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International Conference on Health Policy Statistics: Invited session and workshop proposal deadline March 6

Reminder:  Proposals for workshops or invited sessions at the 2018 International Conference on Health Policy Statistics are due Monday March 6; don’t delay and start putting one together today! ICHPS 2018 will be held in Charleston, SC January 10-12, 2018. … Continue reading

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Free Code from the Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration

Database Programming Resources These files contain or cite data definitions and the associated SAS or Stata code for some of the chronic diseases of interest to the ICDC team. This information was developed by ICDC analysts for internal use and … Continue reading

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News from CANSSI, February 2017

Click here for the pdf version of this document. Getting the word out – we continue various efforts to spread the news about CANSSI far and wide. This fall your department chair will have received posters advertising our programs, and providing … Continue reading

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