When I was small, on return to school in September, we had to write an essay: ‘What I did in the summer holidays’. So with apologies to ISI members in the southern hemisphere (maybe imagine it’s February?) I thought I would make this the theme of this ‘summer’ blog.Continue reading “What have you been doing in the holidays?”
Looking back at the success of the WSC and starting my term as ISI President
Starting a term of office at the end of the WSC feels very strange. But in some ways it is ideal. I have always found the WSC an uplifting experience and always go home with lots of notes about ideas to follow up and of new people I have met to keep in touch with. Not so much of the latter this time, given its virtual nature, but plenty of highlights. I will be using future blogs to set out some thoughts for the future but thought I would use this first blog to reflect on the WSC just past.Continue reading “Looking back at the success of the WSC and starting my term as ISI President”
Let the show begin!
We are just a few days away from the opening of the first Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress! What an exciting journey it has been so far.Continue reading “Let the show begin!”
Appreciating the Shade, Planting for the Future
Continue reading “Appreciating the Shade, Planting for the Future”
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
– Nelson Henderson
Responding to professional call(s)
If you are reading this blog, then you likely identify ‘statistician’ as one of your vocations. Vocation is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a “summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action” or as a synonym of occupation – “the work in which a person is employed.”Continue reading “Responding to professional call(s)”
See you at the Virtual WSC in July!
I am writing this message on 11 May, with two months to go until the Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress on 11-16 July. The preparation for the Congress has been an exciting journey so far!Continue reading “See you at the Virtual WSC in July!”
Providing for our future
The fourth of our strategic priorities is to secure our financial stability. The financial stability of ISI supports our pursuit of the three strategic priorities described in previous columns, namely, to encourage statistical communication and networking, to increase the public voice of statistics, and to develop statistical capacity.Continue reading “Providing for our future”
Accreditation promoting statisticians
The Federation of European National Statistical Societies (https://fenstats.eu/) has created a system for accreditation of statisticians (AEUStat). Similar systems are in place in, among others, UK, USA, Canada and Australia and they have served as models for FENStatS’ AEUStat accreditation.Continue reading “Accreditation promoting statisticians”
Growing, Collaborating and Empowering
The first two ISI strategic priorities were discussed in February and March. Statistical Communication and Networking and increasing the Public Voice of Statistics. The focus of my comments this month are on Developing Statistical Capacity.Continue reading “Growing, Collaborating and Empowering”
Projecting Our Voice
Increasing the Public Voice of Statistics, the second of ISI strategic priorities, is the focus of my comments this month. Be warned that there are homework assignments embedded in this column.Continue reading “Projecting Our Voice”