Membership in a professional society is a good thing, and joining as a student can help you to become connected to your future profession sooner and more strongly than otherwise. There are networking opportunities, learning opportunities, and a sense of belonging in a community of professionals with similar interests and career goals as yours. The Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) is our nation's primary professional society for Statisticians (and there is a special section for Actuarial Science, as well!). We encourage you all to join.
In fact, we think it's so important that I will put the department's money where my mouth is: ALL STUDENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT AS OF JANUARY 1, 2018, CAN JOIN NOW FOR FREE! Specifically, whether you are joining for the first time or renewing (or even if you have already joined or renewed for 2018), the department will reimburse your $15 dues. The process requires you to pay for your registration online, and then file for reimbursement (see below for the procedure for that)
You can enjoy the benefits of membership all through 2018, and one of the key benefits is a discount on registration to the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver (2018 JSM)! So don't delay: join today!
To be reimbursed for $15.00 for your SSC membership fee, you should attach a proof of payment (a receipt/credit or debit card statement showing that expense charged to your account) to a non-employee travel claim, which you find here (the second to last link on the right side of the page). Submit the completed and signed expense claim to Charlene Bradbury in our General Office (K-10545).