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GPS: The Whys and Wherefores of Statistics

Celebrate Learning Week

The Whys and Wherefores of Statistics

Monday, October 25, 2010

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Graduate Student Centre, Point Grey Campus

Dr. John Petkau

Free Admission

Pursuing quantitative research and wondering about how to analyze the data?  Not sure about how to present statistics in your papers?  Developing a passion for Math and Statistics?  Bring your lunch and take part in the dialogue about Statistics, led by Dr. Petkau.  He will explain what services are available to students who need help with Statistics, and will respond to questions.

Who will benefit most from this session? Graduate students who are conducting quantitative research. The session will explain why statistical science is essential in their work, and how to go about compiling and presenting the statistics.

Dr. Petkau began his studies in Math and Statistics at the University of Manitoba, and earned his PhD in Statistics at Stanford. He began teaching Math at MIT, and joined the Department of Mathematics at UBC in 1976. John served as Head of the Department of Statistics in 1989 – 1994, and is currently actively involved in the Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory (SCARL). He has published extensively and regularly accepts visiting appointments in universities and research centres throughout Europe, Australia and North America.

Location: Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Rd, UBC, Point Grey campus.

Registration: No charge for admission, but advance online registration is required:


Refreshments: Bring lunch if you wish.  Beverages will be available. Please bring your own mug.

You will receive notification of registration status by e-mail within 2 working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please send a message to: gradgps@interchange.ubc.ca

The Faculty of Graduate Studies appreciates the support of the Graduate Student Society for this event.

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