Nancy Reid

University Professor
Ontario Power Building, 700 University Ave., Room: 9124


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Likelihood Inference
  • Design of studies
  • Statistical Theory
  • Statistics and Policy
  • Foundations of Inference


Nancy Reid studied at the University of Waterloo (B.Math. 1974), the University of British Columbia (M.Sc. 1976), Stanford University (PhD 1979) and Imperial College, London (PDF 1980). She joined the University of Toronto in 1986 from the University of British Columbia. She has held several leadership roles in statistical science including Chair of the Department (1997--2002) and Scientific Director of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (2015--2019). Nancy is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2015 she was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada.