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2015-2016 Seminar Series

The Departmental Seminar Series is a forum for researchers to share their ideas and forge collaborative relationships.
Held every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1083, 100 St. George Street.

Light refreshments will be served at 3:10 p.m.
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Alison Gibbs receives the 2016 President’s Teaching Award!

Dear Colleagues,
Last week Academic Board approved this year’s recipients of the President’s Teaching Award. This is the highest honour that the University can bestow for teaching.

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Best student presentation at the 2016 Statistical Society of Canada Student Conference.

Faizan Mohsin, Hongyang Hu, and Jasmine Nguyen won an award for best student presentation at the 2016 Statistical Society of Canada Student Conference.

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Brand new Statistics course STA130 incorporates oral and written communications skills

Professor Jeff Rosenthal completes teaching the brand new course STA130! First-year University of Toronto students who are eager to sink their teeth into a statistics course get side helpings of improved language skills and mentorship, thanks to a Department of Statistical Sciences pilot project.

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Congratulations to Professor Radu Craiu for winning the CRM/SSC award!!

Wow!!! Jamie and the entire department congratulates Radu Craiu on winning the CRM/SSC award which goes to the top Canadian Statistician within 15 years of the PhD.

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New Masters of Financial Insurance: Now accepting applications!

“The Department of Statistical Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of its new professional Masters of Financial Insurance (MFI) program. Traditionally, the finance and insurance worlds were quite distinct, but this distinction is disappearing. Financial firms are taking exposure to insurance risks, insurance …

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Students bring home Statistical Society Canada awards

Best student presentation: Victor Veitch for his joint work with Professor Daniel Roy, “Models and inference for sparse random graphs using exchangeable random measures”.

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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.

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Summer classes start May 9, 2015

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