The Department of Statistical Sciences is excited to announce the launch of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) Ontario at U of T, a new Extra Departmental Unit in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto.
The partnership between CANSSI Ontario and the department will focus on strengthening and enhancing research and training in the statistical and data sciences. We will work together to create educational opportunities for the department’s graduate and undergraduate students, including funding for scholarships, as well as cross-disciplinary research and internship opportunities. The recently announced Multi-disciplinary Doctoral Training Program is a first step in providing the next generation of statisticians and data scientists with the skills and knowledge to develop innovative ideas that can cross discipline-specific boundaries.
Starting in 2020, CANSSI Ontario and the department will also co-host events to strengthen and connect Ontario’s data science community.
Congratulations to CANSSI for launching this new regional chapter. We are looking forward to working together.
CANSSI Ontario: new provincial hub for statistical and data research at Arts & Science
by A&S News
Statistical and data science research and training in the Ontario region has a new home with the launch of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) Ontario Regional Centre. The centre will be a multidisciplinary unit in the Faculty of Arts & Science and will promote and support CANSSI’s mission to be a catalyst for discovery and innovation in the statistical and data sciences in Canada.
The director of CANSSI Ontario is Lisa Strug, an associate professor in the Department of Statistical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts & Science and in the biostatistics division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
“It is an honour to serve as the inaugural director of CANSSI Ontario,” says Strug. “I intend to facilitate multidisciplinary data-intensive research and training in the province towards impactful discovery.”
Strug is also senior scientist in the Genetics & Genome Biology program at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and associate director of the Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at the SickKids Research Institute.
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