September 2022: Taught a two-day course on Bayesian inference in latent variable models as part of the 2022 Summer School on Advanced Bayesian Methods at KU Lueven. (Third time was a charm - postponed from September 2020, briefly contemplated for 2021).
2020 news: Named this year's SSC Gold Medalist.
Aug 2019: With Pamela Shaw, taught a half-day short course at JSM in Denver: Understanding and Tackling Measurement Error: A Whistle-Stop Tour of Modern Practical Methods.
Jan 2019: Started a term as Department Head.
July 2017: Started term as an Associate Editor of Biometrics.
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017: Founding Co-Director of the Master of Data Science program. The first cohort of students arrived September 2016.
July 2014 - June 2015: Served as Acting Department Head for one year.
I was the Program Chair for SSC 2015. which took place in Halifax, June 2015
April 2015: BIfPIM finally out there!!!
2014 news: Took up role as the (inaugural) Statistics Editor of Epidemiology.
2011 news: named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association
2008 news: winner of the CRM-SSC prize - details here.
I was the Editor of the Canadian Journal of Statistics, 2007-2009.
I organized (and partly taught) a short-course and workshop, April 24-25, 2008, here at UBC.The workshop was designed to bring health-researchers and academic statisticians together, while the short-course focussed on measurement error modelling in biostatistical settings.
I also taught a 1/2 day course on Bayesian methods at the ISCB meeting (Copenhagen, Aug. 2008), and co-taught a 1 day course on "Bayesian modelling in Epidemiology" at McGill (June 2010).
I did a stint as a member (2003-05) and then chair (2006) of Grant Selection Committee 14 (Stat. Sci.) at NSERC.