About the Department

Our Mission 

Our mission is to serve as a centre of excellence for statistical sciences research and education in Canada and internationally. We are ranked first in Canada, and are among the top statistics departments in the world, according to ShanghaiRanking, Edurank, and Times Higher Education.

Our Research

Our award-winning faculty members and students have played an important role in creating new knowledge in statistical sciences and driving interdisciplinary solutions to real-world problems.

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Our Teaching

We have award-winning faculty who are national and international leaders in statistical sciences education, and who engage in innovative pedagogical research and curriculum initiatives to enhance student learning.

Our Partners 

We believe in collaboration as a catalyst for new ideas and scientific advancement. That's why we enjoy working with a wide range of institutions and department across the U of T Campus and beyond.

Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) Program

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The Centers of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) program allows universities and colleges with outstanding actuarial programs the opportunity to be recognized for that achievement and to compete for grants for education and research. Our department's Actuarial Science Programs are recognized as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence under the Society of Actuaries Centers of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) Program.

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Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Science (DLSS)

CANSSI Ontario hosts the prestigious Distinguished Lecture Series in Statistical Science (DLSS).

Established in 2000, the DLSS invites leading scientists from across the field of statistical sciences to share their expertise. The series takes place annually and consist of one general and one specialized lecture by an internationally prominent statistical or data scientist.

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CANSSI Ontario at U of T is administered by the Department of Statistical Sciences.

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Our History

One of the first independently operating statistics departments in North America, our department looks back at a rich history that involves many leaders in statistics.

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