Professors François Bellavance and Geneviève Gauthier won two of the 2018 Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) awards, presented on June 5 in Montréal in recognition of their exceptional contributions to advancing statistics.
Professor Bellavance received the Lise Manchester Award, which recognizes excellence in statistical research that considers problems of public interest and is potentially useful in developing Canadian public policy. The award was conferred upon him "for his sustained, outstanding fundamental statistical research on road safety issues, for his determining role in improving road safety regulations and legislation in the province of Quebec, and for elevating the social debate and acceptance of road safety measures through the effective communication of statistical evidence."
Professor Gauthier was presented with the Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work. The SSC praised "her outstanding contributions to the promotion of innovative statistical methodologies in financial engineering, and in the training of highly qualified personnel."