Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute

Ontario Regional Centre

Dedicated to research and training in data science, CANSSI Ontario promotes interdisciplinary research and multidisciplinary collaborations.

About CANSSI Ontario

CANSSI Ontario is the Ontario Regional Centre of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI).

Our goal is to strengthen and enhance research and training in data science by developing programs that promote interdisciplinary research and enable multidisciplinary collaborations.

CANSSI Ontario at UofT is an Extra Departmental Unit (EDU:C) in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. It was established on July 1, 2019 to house the Ontario Regional Centre of CANSSI. All funding opportunities are generously supported by the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science as part of their commitment to CANSSI Ontario.

Current Opportunities at CANSSI Ontario

CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistics

This fellowship will provide salary support for up to two years for postdoctoral fellows undertaking full-time research at a CANSSI Ontario partner university or at their affiliated research institutes.

The fellowship supports research projects that deepen understanding of statistical sciences, including theoretical statistics.

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Ontario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowships in Genome Data Science

These Postdoctoral Fellowships will provide salary support for up to two years for early career investigators pursuing research in the areas of statistical genetics, environmental genetics, or the economics and impacts of genomic technologies, in a climate-changing world.

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Top Ups for Postdoctoral Fellows in Data Science

CANSSI Ontario offers top-up opportunities for trainees with Ph.D. degrees interested in pursuing multidisciplinary, data-driven research. Top-ups are for $10,000 for two years ($5,000 per year) for highly competitive applicants to attract the best talent to Ontario.

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CANSSI Ontario STAGE Training Program

CANSSI Ontario STAGE (Strategic Training for Advanced Genetic Epidemiology) is a formal and comprehensive training program in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics.

The program offers training and career development opportunities designed to cross-train individuals at the interface of genetics and population health sciences in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics—two disciplines currently facing a massive shortage of qualified individuals.

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Banting-CANSSI Ontario Discovery Award in Data Science

The Banting Research Foundation and CANSSI Ontario have partnered to offer a Banting-CANSSI Ontario Discovery Award in Data Science for new investigators appointed at Ontario universities.

These new investigator awards are a one-year grant of up to $30,000. They are intended to support statistical or computational research related to a health or biomedical problem.

Discovery Awards from The Banting Research Foundation support young Canadian researchers who demonstrate excellence and creativity in health and biomedical science.

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Data Access Grants

These grants of up to $5,000 cover costs associated with accessing and working with large data sources, which are necessary to carry out data-intensive research and application.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Brain Science Research

The Psychiatric Neurogenetics Section at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is seeking a full-time, contract postdoctoral researcher to support the large study of mitochondrial DNA variants in schizophrenia subjects.

This is a 2-year research study supported by the McLaughlin Centre Accelerator Grant, as well as Discovery Fund Seed Funding.

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Computer Science (Multiple Positions), University of Toronto

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for multiple positions with appointments commencing on July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

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Members and Partners

University Memberships

Our Network of Canadian Institutes


Strengthening Our Scientific Community

CANSSI Ontario is made possible by members and partners that are dedicated to our statistical work and innovation.

Meet the Ontario Team

Lisa Strug

Director, CANSSI Ontario

Rohan Alexander

Assistant Director, CANSSI Ontario

Esther Berzunza

Program Manager

Dominic Goveas

Business Officer

Kal Romain

Program and Communication Officer

Natalie Sun

Administrative Coordinator

Contact Us

Whether you’re a student, researcher, academic institute or organization interested in partnership with CANSSI Ontario, we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you in 2-3 business days.