Fall 2015 UBC/SFU Joint Statistical Seminar

  • Date: 10/24/2015
  • Time: 08:30

Simon Fraser University



The SFU-UBC Joint Graduate Student Workshop in Statistics is going into its 11th year. This is the first of two seminars to take place this school year; the one in Fall is organized by graduate students from SFU and the one in Spring is organized by graduate students from UBC. The idea of this event is to offer graduate students in Statistics and Actuarial Science with an opportunity to attend a seminar with accessible talks providing them an introduction to active areas of research in the field. For two students from each university the seminar allows them to present on their work, as well as to offer them an opportunity to develop their presentation skills with their peers.


A new format this year consists of talks given by four students (two from UBC and two from SFU) and one professor (from SFU in the Fall and UBC in the spring). This change is being done to expand the networking aspect of the event, in order to allow students more time to meet their peers from the other institution. There will be time dedicated to an ice breaker event and a social trivia game with prizes at the end of the event. The seminar also contains the traditional important social components, namely the morning coffee and the lunch where students get more opportunity to network with each other and foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the departments.


Information on previous seminars can be found on the UBC statistics department website (here).

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Please refer to the event page for the most up-to-date schedule and information.

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The seminar conveniently takes place in room 7000 on the SFU downtown campus in the Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver (map). From SFU, the 135 bus will take you directly to the seminar location. From UBC, the 044 and 14 bus provide direct access. It is also near Waterfront station, which allows access from all Skytrain lines: Canada Line, Expo Line and Millenium Line.


Full scientific report available here.  




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