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2015-2016 Seminar Series

The Departmental Seminar Series is a forum for researchers to share their ideas and forge collaborative relationships.
Held every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1083, 100 St. George Street.

Light refreshments will be served at 3:10 p.m.
For Seminar dates


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2016 NSERC Research awards ad for students

Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto Summer 2016 NSERC Undergraduate Research Assistantships.

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New Masters of Financial Insurance: Now accepting applications!

“The Department of Statistical Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of its new professional Masters of Financial Insurance (MFI) program. Traditionally, the finance and insurance worlds were quite distinct, but this distinction is disappearing. Financial firms are taking exposure to insurance risks, insurance …

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Prof. Jeffrey Rosenthal: Toronto woman born on Leap Day has baby on Leap Day — what are the odds?

Jeffrey Rosenthal, a statistics professor at the University of Toronto and author of Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities.

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The Guy Medal in Silver is awarded to Nancy Reid

The Royal Statistical Society is pleased to announce the recipients of its honours for 2016. The Guy Medal in Silver is awarded to Nancy Reid for her path-breaking paper ‘Parameter Orthogonality and Approximate Conditional Inference’, written jointly with Sir David Cox, which is one of …

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Data Fest 2016

University of Toronto will be hosting a DataFest

This year the University of Toronto will be hosting a DataFest.  DataFest is sponsored by the American Statistical Association (  The event is like a hackathon, for undergraduate students,

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Welcome to the Department of Statistical Sciences

Our mandate is to serve as a centre of excellence for statistical and actuarial research and education, across the campus, nationally and internationally. Our key strengths are the quality of our research in statistical science, the abilities of our undergraduate and graduate students, our programs in actuarial science and finance, our close ties to biostatisticians in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the broad reach of statistical sciences across other disciplines.

We offer courses in actuarial science, probability theory, applied statistics, statistical computation and theoretical statistics. These courses are geared towards a variety of students seeking training in statistical and actuarial reasoning. In addition we actively promote professional designations for our students offered by the Society of Actuaries and the Statistical Society of Canada.

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Summer classes start May 9, 2015

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Held every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Sidney Smith Hall