TA Excellence Award – Tayler Scory

We are extremely happy to announce that Ms. Tayler Scory has been awarded a Department of Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Assistant Teaching Excellence Award for her work in the Winter 2016 term. All of her students in STAT 505 Time Series Analysis class nominated her for this prestigious award that recognizes her commitment to excellence…

CIHR Grant Awarded

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Kopciuk, Dr. Paula Robson, Dr. Lorraine Shack, and Dr. John Spinelli on receiving a CIHR grant for their study, “Determinants of cancer stage at diagnosis”. When cancer is caught early, the treatments are easier and the cancer can often be removed and cured. This study wants to find out why some…

Statistical Society of Canada Award

Longlong Huang, a doctoral student in statistics at the University of Calgary who is supervised by Dr. Xuewen Lu and Dr. Karen A. Kopciuk was awarded Best Oral Student Research Presentation at the annual meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) meeting at Brock University last week. Her talk was entitled “A Group Bridge…

Prestigious Honour for Dr. Christine Friedenreich

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Christine Friedenreich as she has been chosen to be elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). “Fellows of the Academy are elected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advance academic health sciences.  Membership is considered one of…

Congratulations Tayler Scory!

Congratulations to Tayler Scory who has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate (Master’s) Scholarships in the amount of $7200. Tayler is in her first year of her MSc degree progam in statistics at the University of Calgary. She is supervised by Dr. Karen Kopciuk and co-supervised by Dr. Xuewen Lu. In her thesis, Tayler…

Student shows almost half of cancers are preventable

About 45 per cent of cancer cases in Alberta are linked to a handful of modifiable factors, according to new statistics from Alberta Health Services (AHS). While it’s no surprise that tobacco remains the leading cause, a significant number of cancer cases in Alberta are related to factors such as not being active enough, unhealthy…

Living Library event at the Calgary Central Public Park

“I was 18 when I was diagnosed with a Ewing’s sarcoma” – Cancer patient turned survivor, athlete, dad and doctor, Dr. Nigel Brockton Borrow a “living book” and learn more about living with cancer, surviving cancer, studying cancer, or being a caregiver.  A group of oncologists, researchers, educators, patients, survivors and family members, professors and…

Oilfield PULSE: Why We Ride

Everyone wants cancer cured yesterday, so what’s the hold up? Why, despite all this money, does it still cause so much suffering and rob us of our loved ones? What progress have we made? Well, the answer to that question is we have made incredible progress. To read more, please see pages 36-39 in the…