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John Petkau

[BSc Mathematics & Statistics /71] Professor, Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia

“A lot of people think of statistical science as simply taking a census or doing opinion polling, but that’s just one very small part of it. I see it as not just a mathematical discipline, but a collaborative discipline – you’re working together with people in other disciplines to try and solve a problem, and you’re bringing your statistical expertise in to help solve that problem for a broader benefit.”

David Bellhouse

[BA, Actuarial Science/70, MA, Statistics/72] Author. Professor.

“It’s not only in the Arts that you can think creatively – there’s a lot of creative thinking in statistics, and in all parts of science. You have to learn to think very creatively to analyze data.”