Co-op Program

The Co-op option is available for Statistics students in the Major or Honours degree program.

Information about the Faculty of Science Co-op programs is also available, including the application form.

Students must check with the Co-op office for the April application deadline information. They will normally be notified of their provisional acceptance in the program by September. Acceptance into the program is dependent upon the student receiving an employment placement. Employment term positions available to the students will be approved by the department, and the employers will select the students they wish to employ. Students are advised that satisfying the entrance requirements does not guarantee a place in the Cooperative Option if the demand for places exceeds the number of places available. The department reserves the right to select the best qualified applicants.

Students are required to register in and pay fees for each employment term prior to the commencement of each employment term. Students will be required to submit an employment report upon the completion of each employment term.

Statistics Honours Co-operative Option

Students interested in alternating academic terms and terms of paid employment as part of their Honours Statistics program may enter the Cooperative Option in April of their second year in Honours Statistics. This program provides students with a minimum of 8 months of paid employment by the time they graduate. It enables them to obtain work experience in research and industry with participating firms, government agencies and university units.

The course and grade requirements for entry to this option are the same as those required for entry to the regular Honours program. Students are required to complete the first and second year requirements of the program; and STAT 3470 and STAT 3480 before they begin their first employment term.

To continue in the Honours Cooperative program a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00, successfully complete each work term, and complete a minimum of 9 credit hours during each academic term. Students should note that the grade requirements for the Cooperative Option are the same as that for the regular Honours program.

Statistics 4 year Major Co-operative Option

Students interested in alternating employment terms and academic terms as part of their Major program in Statistics may enter the Cooperative Option in April of their second year in Statistics. This program provides students with a minimum of 8 months of paid employment by the time they graduate. It enables them to obtain work experience in research and industry with participating firms, government agencies and University units.

The course and grade requirements for entry to this option are the same as those required for entry to the regular Major program. Students are required to complete the first and second year requirements of the program and STAT 3470 and STAT 3480 before they begin their first employment term.

To continue in the four year Major program a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00. Students should note that the grade requirements for the Cooperative Op¬tion are the same as that for the regular Major program.

Important Dates

December 11 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

December 22 – January 1: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Exams

STAT 4530 A01 Final Exam
Thursday, December 14 at 9:00 a.m.

STAT 3470 A01 Final Exam
Friday, December 15 at 9:00 a.m.

STAT 2000 Final Exam
Saturday, December 16 at 1:30 p.m.

STAT 1000 Final Exam
Saturday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Seminar

PIMS lecture: Pauline van den Driessche — Thursday, January 18 at 4 p.m., Robert Schultz Theatre.

Where are they now?

Yung-Ming Chang, Ph.D. (2002)

Yanqing Yi, Ph.D. (2008)