Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute
Quebec Regional Centre
CANSSI Quebec’s goal is to work hand-in-hand with CANSSI to promote statistical and data science research and training, concentrated in the Quebec region. It aims at strengthening and increasing connections with other disciplines that use statistical methodologies and highlights CANSSI as a hub for statistical and data science activities across Canada.
About CANSSI Quebec
CANSSI Quebec at Concordia University was officially inaugurated on November 21, 2019. The opening day featured welcome and opening remarks by Justin Powlowski (Associate Vice-President, Research, Strategic Initiatives, and Partnerships ), Phillip Caignon (Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science), Nancy Reid (former Scientific Director of CANSSI) and Don Estep (the current Scientific Director of CANSSI). The opening was followed by inaugural talks by Nancy Reid (on building collaborations), Don Estep (CANSSI-relevant challenges for Canadian statistics), Christian Genest (Modeling Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves) and W. John Braun (Small data in big data world – an illustration). Yogen Chaubey, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Concordia University, became CANSSI Quebec’s Regional Director effective January 1, 2019.
Concordia University is connected to Quebec’s statistics community through its link with the Centre de recherches mathématiques laboratories (Probability, Statistics, Quantact, and MILA). CANSSI Quebec’s partnership with Concordia is strengthened by Concordia’s commitment to provide logistical support and resources to the Regional Director in supporting CANSSI’s vision of being a catalyst for discovery and innovation in the statistical and data sciences.
There are already exciting CANSSI collaborations underway in Quebec such as the Montreal Health Statistics Centre, which works to serve as the hub connecting statistics students and faculty members with health researchers, to continue to develop and expand upon existing multidisciplinary collaborations between our network members with health organizations, and to train statistics students in methodologies relevant for health research.
Quebec is also home to the McGill Health Statistics Training Network, a CANSSI collaboration that offers MSc and PhD training with opportunities for experiential learning through their partners: the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), the Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit (RECRU) at the McGill University Health Centre, and the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health.
CANSSI Quebec Institutional Members
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