2018 Industry Day

Please join us on September 28, 2018, in Toronto for Industry Day at MaRS. Industry Day is an all day conference to explore Data Science and AI opportunities and challenges faced by industry, startups and talent development. This event will also serve as a meet-up for …

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Congratulations Fang on becoming an ASA Fellow

Congratulations on this recognition of your accomplishments! For groundbreaking contributions in functional data analysis and nonparametric statistics, for excellent teaching and advising, and for significant professional services, especially outstanding editorial service that includes being Associate Editor for nine statistical journals, including JASA, JCGS, and the …

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Congratulations Victor Veitch, on the Pierre Robillard Award 2018!

This prize recognizes the best PhD thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university in a given year. Victor Veitch is the winner of the Pierre Robillard Award of the Statistical Society of Canada.

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Nancy Reid Named Fellow of the Royal Society

The Royal Society announced that Nancy Reid, a University Professor in the department of statistical sciences, is one of 50 U.K. and commonwealth scientists selected to become the society’s newest fellows. She shares this year’s honour with some of the world’s most eminent researchers and innovators, …

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New Scholarship Celebrates Academic Excellence in Applied Statistics

We’re excited to announce a new scholarship for undergraduate students: the SCiAN Services Scholarship for Excellence in Applied Statistics. Many thanks to SCiAN Services for their generous gift!

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Seminar Series: Lixing Zhu

On August 13, join Professor Lixing Zhu, director of the Statistics Research and Consultancy Centre at the Hong Kong Baptist University, for the latest installment in our seminar series. Professor Zhu will speak about ways to solve two longstanding problems in determining model dimensionality when …

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Welcome to the Department of Statistical Sciences

Our mandate is to serve as a centre of excellence for statistical and actuarial research and education, across the campus, nationally and internationally. Our key strengths are the quality of our research in statistical science, the abilities of our undergraduate and graduate students, our programs in actuarial science and finance, our close ties to biostatisticians in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the broad reach of statistical sciences across other disciplines.

We offer courses in actuarial science, probability theory, applied statistics, statistical computation and theoretical statistics. These courses are geared towards a variety of students seeking training in statistical and actuarial reasoning. In addition we actively promote professional designations for our students offered by the Society of Actuaries and the Statistical Society of Canada. See also some Additional Links.

News & Updates

Summer Term Courses start on May 7, 2018

Faculty of Arts & Science

Seminars

Held every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Sidney Smith Hall