News Archive

Fall/Winter 2017-2018

  • Congratulations to Mark Adkins for successfully defending his MA thesis entitled "Best practices for constructing confidence intervals for the general linear model under non-normality"
  • Congratulations to Philip Chalmers and Matthew Sigal for landing faculty positions! Phil has joined the Department of Education at the University of Georgia in Fall 2017 and Matt will be joining the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University in Winter 2018!
  • Congratulations to Matthew Sigal for winning the 2016 Michael Friendly Award for Best Research in Quantitative Methods by a Graduate Student!
  • Congratulations to Matthew Sigal for successfully defending his PhD dissertation entitled "Everything on the Table: Tabular, Graphic, and Interactive Approaches for Interpreting and Presenting Monte Carlo Simulation Data"
  • Congratulations to Alyssa Counsell for successfully defending her PhD dissertation entitled "Evaluating Equivalence Testing Methods for Measurement Invariance"
  • Congratulations to Heather Davidson for successfully defending her MA thesis entitled "A More Powerful Familywise Error Control Procedure for Evaluating Mean Equivalence"

Fall/Winter 2016-2017

  • Congratulations to Alyssa Counsell for winning the award for Best Student Presentation - Quantitative Methods Section at the 2016 Canadian Psychological Association conference.
  • Congratulations to Cathy LaBrish and Joo Ann Lee who were finalists in the SAS Global Forum 2016 Student Symposium, placing among the top 8 out of 63 internationally.
  • Congratulations to Jamie Kim for successfully completing her M.A. and starting a Ph.D. program in in Consciousness and Society at the University of West Georgia.
  • Congratulations to Joo Ann Lee for being the recipient of the 2015 Michael Friendly Award for her master's thesis titled "Effect sizes for single case experimental designs and their utility for a meta-analysis: a simulation study".

Fall/Winter 2015-2016

  • Congratulations to Cathy LaBrish and Joo Ann Lee who were finalists in the SAS Global Forum 2016 Student Symposium!
  • We welcome Masters students Heather Davidson and Mark Adkins to the QM program in Fall 2015!
  • We also welcome two visiting scholars. Dr. Jessica Flake graduated from the University of Connecticut, and Pere Millán who is a doctoral candidate at the Universitat de Valencia.
  •  Congratulations to Victoria Ng and Joo Ann Lee for successfully completed their M.A.!
  • The Quantitative Methods Forum has received continued support for 2015-2016 from the Department of Psychology and the YUFA Teaching-Learning Development Grant.

Fall/Winter 2014-2015

  • Dr. Michael Friendly and Dr. Jolynn Pek were awarded individual five year NSERC Discovery Grants on projects titled "Graphical Methods for Multivariate Data Analysis" and "Quantifying and Addressing Uncertainty in Latent Variable Models", respectively.
  • Phil Chalmers' poster titled "Graphical Utilities for Semiparametric Structural Equation Models in R", presented at the 2014 International Conference of the Psychometric Society in Madison Wisconsin, won the Best Poster Prize out of 56 other peer-reviewed posters.
  • Phil Chalmers was awarded the Certificate of Academic Excellence for his Masters Thesis by the Canadian Psychological Association for his work on "Full Information Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Noncompensatory IRT Models."
  • Phil Chalmers was also awarded the prestigious SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship.
  • Victoria Ng was awarded the competitive SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Fall/Winter 2013-2014

  • Dr. Kristopher Preacher from Vanderbilt University successfully launched our weekly Quantitative Methods Forum on September 16 2013. An archive on past talks is available here.
  • Phil Chalmers was awarded the prestigious Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association for his MA thesis "Full Information Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Noncompensatory IRT Models."
  • Carrie Smith and Alyssa Counsell were recognized for their teaching excellence with the receipt of individual Teaching Assistantship Awards from the Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology.
  • Alyssa Counsell is the receipient of the 2013 Michael Friendly award for her paper titled, "Equivalence Tests for Comparing Correlation or Regression Coefficients".
  • Alyssa Counsell was awarded the prestigious four year Joseph Bombardier Doctoral level SHHRC Scholarship.
  • Phil Chalmers, Victoria Ng and Matthew Sigal were awarded the competitive Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2013-2014.

Fall/Winter 2012-2013

  • Dr. Jolynn Pek was awarded a SHHRC Insight Development Grant for "Best Practices for Statistical Mediation".
  • Phil Chalmers was awarded the OGS Research Scholarship.
  • Matt Sigal was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for 2012-2013.
  • Phil Chalmers is awarded the inaugural Michael Friendly Award.
  • Dr. Jolynn Pek joins the faculty in the quantitative methods program in July 2012.

Fall/Winter 2011-2012

  • Alyssa Counsell is awarded the SSHRC Joseph Bombardier Master’s level Scholarship.
  • Phil Chalmers is awarded the OGS Research Scholarship.
  • Matt Sigal is awarded the Certicate of Teaching Excellence, Teaching Assistantship Award, Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology.