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Using Genetic Information to Estimate the Size of Brook Trout Populations – Dr. Joanna Mills Flemming

Friday, October 23, 2020 3:30-pm-4:30pm Join Dr. Joanna Mill Flemming from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Dalhousie University for their talk on “Using Genetic Information to Estimate the Size of Brook Trout Populations”. Abstract The problem of estimating population size has a long history in statistical ecology. However, the abundance and productivity of...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Oct. 15

Join Dr. Amelia McNamara from the University of St. Thomas for her talk on Thursday, October 15th about “Speaking the dialects of R: A case study in R syntaxes”. ABSTRACT: Part of what makes the R ecosystem great is that anyone can create their own R package, and share it with other users (e.g., on...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Oct. 8

Join Dr. Katherine Davies from the University of Manitoba for her talk on Thursday, October 8th about “Inference for Generalized Exponential Cure Rate Model and an Empirical Study”. ABSTRACT: In this talk, after providing some background, I will motivate the concept of cure rate models. From there, i will discuss cure rate models in detail,...

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CANSSI Prairies – the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Statistical Sciences institute announce a new collaboration

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Science and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) have agreed to collaborate to promote statistical sciences research and training, both in Canada and internationally; to establish a Regional Centre for the Prairie Region: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, NWT and Nunavut (“CANSSI Prairies”). CANSSI Prairies; will support data-intensive research, provide opportunities for...

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Winners of the 2020 3MT Undergraduate Student Competition

The winners of the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 3MT thesis competition hosted by the Faculty of Science are: LIFE SCIENCES 1st Place: Juanita Garcia – “Can we use current to treat orthostatic hypotension after spinal cord injury?” Supervisor: Dr. Kristine Cowley, Department of Physiology 2nd Place: Kyra Cebula  – “Brain Imaging-Based Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease” Supervisor:...

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Presentation: Overview of Statistics Program and Course Changes

On July 22, 2020, a presentation explaining our recent program and course changes was given by the Undergraduate Associate Head from the Department of Statistics along with an Academic Advisor from the Faculty of Science. The presentation, including questions and responses from students who attended it, was recorded and can be accessed via the link...

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A Science Elective for Fall 2020

The Faculty of Science is announcing a Science elective course for Fall 2020:  SCI 2000 Image Processing Theory and Applications. Do you want to learn how a computer can identify the image of a specific human face?  Take this project course! SCI 2000 is listed on Aurora under the subject Science Interdisciplinary. More details about...

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NEW Undergraduate Course & Program Changes in Statistics

Effective at the beginning of the Fall 2020 academic term, various undergraduate course and program changes will be put in place for the Department of Statistics. These changes include the implementation of new courses, reduction of pre-requisites, increased flexibility in satisfying your degree requirements and much more! The following points highlight the most important aspects...

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Promotion Applicants 2020 – Faculty of Science

ATTENTION: FACULTY MEMBERS AND STUDENTS The following members of the Faculty of Science are being considered for PROMOTION this fall.  In accordance with the UMFA Collective Agreement and the procedures of the Faculty of Science, committees are being formed to make recommendations to the Dean on these applications. Faculty members and students who have opinions...

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Tenure Applicants 2020 – Faculty of Science

ATTENTION: FACULTY MEMBERS AND STUDENTS The following members of the Faculty of Science are being considered for TENURE this fall.  In accordance with the UMFA Collective Agreement and the procedures of the Faculty of Science, committees are being formed to make recommendations to the Dean on these applications. Faculty members and students who have opinions...