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  • Master of Science Scholarships

    The CCRep / AUT Biostatistics Partnership Masters’ Scholarships

    Two scholarships are available at the Auckland University of Technology for students wishing to pursue a Master of Science degree focusing on clinical biostatistics during 2015–16.  The scholarships are offered by the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in partnership with the Centre for Clinical Research and effective practice (CCRep).

    The 2-year Master of Science provides an opportunity for graduates to acquire advanced research skills and knowledge in a professional learning environment.  Skills developed in the first year equip students for their second year to undertake an in-depth investigation of a specialist area of research with emphasis on biostatistics and epidemiology. Our collaborative and career-focused postgraduate programme links course work and thesis work with actual applications in a real-world working environment.  This framework equips students with both sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills, which are easily transferable across research and industry sectors.

    Both scholarships provide an annual stipend of $10,000 plus domestic student tuition fee. Applications close on 30th January 2015.

    webicon1.gif Full details about the scholarship are available here.

    Please contact Priya Parmar, for any queries.




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  • NZMASP14

    New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Postgraduate Conference

    The NZSA is a regular sponsor of the New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Postgraduate conference.  This conference provides a supportive and  relaxed environment in which young statisticians and mathematicians can gain experience in presenting their research.  It also offers a great opportunity for postgraduate students to meet and network.  This year’s conference was held in Whitianga.

    From the Organising team :

    We are writing to thank the NZSA for supporting the NZMASP conference this year, which took place last week. The conference was a great success with almost 60 attendees from Mathematics and Statistics departments from universities across New Zealand; a full report of the conference is attached to this email. 

    The NZMASP conference is a student run and organised conference and hence, we are grateful for the support you offered this year and we hope you will consider sponsoring it again in the future.

    The NZMASP14 Conference Report can be access here.

    Conference website:


    Aotearoa Conference Centre in Whitianga, venue of NZMASP14

    Aotearoa Conference Centre in Whitianga, venue of NZMASP14.

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  • David Vere-Jones

    David Vere-Jones.

    We are delighted to announce that Emeritus Professor David Vere-Jones FRSNZ has been awarded the NZ Royal Society’s 2014 Jones Medal. This is in recognition of his lifetime achievement in statistics, including his major contributions to the theory of statistics, its applications, and to the teaching of statistics in New Zealand.

    Congratulations, David!

    See for details.

    Article by Graeme Wake, Massey University at Auckland here.

    The full list of 2014 NZ Royal Society research awards is at

    Note: Sharleen Forbe’s history paper ‘The coming of age of statistics education in New Zealand, and its influence internationally’ has just been published in the Journal of Statistics Education.  A section is devoted to the statistics education work of David Vere-Jones. See:



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  • Photos Andrew Mason and Harold Henderson took of the conference are available at: (in album ‘NZSA-ORSNZ 2014’).

    For more visit:

    More photos available on Flickr

    Thanks to our photographers!

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  • Congratulations to the following members whose achievements were recognised at the 2014 conference:

    Campbell Award 

    Shirley Pledger

    Shirley Pledger, 2014 Campbell Awardee pictured with outgoing President, James Curran

    Shirley Pledger, 2014 Campbell Awardee, pictured with outgoing President, James Curran.

    Littlejohn Award

    Martin Hazelton


    Martin Hazelton receiving the 2014 Littlejohn Award from James Curran whilst conference organiser, John Haywood, looks on.

    Worsley Award

    Tilman Davies

    Tilman Davies, Worsley recepient

    Tilman Davies, Worsley Award recipient.

    Life Members

    Jennifer Brown
    Neil Cox
    Stephen Haslett
    David Scott

    2014 Life Members, Jennifer, David and Neil.

    2014 Life Members, Jennifer, David and Neil.


    Martin Hazelton (NZSA President) with 2014 Life Member, Stephen Haslett.





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Young Statisticians

Kylie Maxwell, from Statistics NZ, is the Young Statistician’s Representative.

Visit the Young Statistician’s page for more details.

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Last Modified: Monday, 4th August 2014