A scheme to promote scientific exchanges between outstanding Australian and Canadian statistical researchers.
The AusCan Scholar program was developed by the Statistical Society of Australia Inc and Statistical Society of Canadian to foster young researchers and promote collaborative activities between the societies. The objectives of the AusCan Scholar program are:
- Promote scientific interaction between the Australian and Canadian statistical communities, particularly in areas of Statistics relating to current and important practical problems.
- Provide the opportunity for outstanding young Canadian/Australian researchers in these areas to visit a number of leading research centres in Australia / Canada, to present their current research and interact with a number of researchers in that country.
The first AusCan Scholar was Dr Mu Zhu, Assistant Professor from the Department of Statistics& Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario,Canada. Melissa Dobbie (CMIS) was the second AusCan Scholar, traveling from Australia to Canada earlier in 2008.