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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Masters of Financial Insurance

The Department of Statistical Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of its new professional Masters of Financial Insurance (MFI) program. 

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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.

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Summer Term Courses start on May 7, 2018

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