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van Eeden Seminar: The Four Pillars of Machine Learning

Online Zoom (online)

The van Eeden seminar is presented each year by the University of British Columbia’s Department of Statistics. The invited speaker is a prominent statistician chosen by the department’s graduate students. This year’s vitual seminar is sponsored by CANSSI and features Dr. Kevin Patrick Murphy, a research scientist at Google. For more information and to register […]

Florence Nightingale Day 2023

Simon Fraser University (Halpern Centre) Burnaby, British Columbia

Florence Nightingale is widely known as the founder of modern nursing, but she was also a ground-breaking statistician who is credited with inventing the pie chart. Florence Nightingale Day is an international celebration that invites high school students, especially those from traditionally under-represented groups, to follow in her footsteps by exploring studies and careers in […]

Best Practice in Ethical Data Analysis

Online Zoom (online)

This virtual workshop, which is presented by the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) StatLab and supported by CANSSI, will showcase best practices in thoughtful and ethical handling of demographic data. A particular focus will be common questions that arise in the analysis of variables on race, ethnicity, sexuality, and disability. These include the challenges presented […]

Community Consultation on EDI: Leadership, Programs, and Vision

Online Zoom (online)

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of CANSSI’s work to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research teams and partnerships. This community consultation will set the direction for CANSSI’s ongoing approach to EDI. We have taken the first steps toward developing an active EDI program and schedule of activities. Our next priority is to establish […]

Microaggressions: They Aren’t Being Too Sensitive

Online Zoom (online)

As part of its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) program, CANSSI regularly organizes EDI workshops and training sessions for the statistical sciences community, often in partnership with Academic Impressions (opens in a new tab). We invite you to join us for this two-hour online workshop led by Sandra Miles of Academic Impressions.   REGISTER ON […]

First Generation: Film and Panel Discussion

Coming in Fall 2023! As part of CANSSI’s equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives, we will be showing First Generation, an award-winning documentary film that follows four students from disadvantaged backgrounds as they strive to become the first members of their families to attend university. The virtual screening will be followed by a live, online […]