Statistics and Actuarial Science Student Association

"Explore the Endless Possibilities with Data"






Past Exams

Upcoming Events

About Us


SASSA is the official student organization serving SFU's Statistics and Actuarial Science Undergraduate Students. We are dedicated to serving all students by creating a friendly and positive community, providing study groups, and networking among faculty. We are also part of the Departmental Student Union (DSU) as part of the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS).



We Also Like To Have Fun!


R workshop
Monday September 23rd
Snacks provided

Sign up link

Part 1: R Basics (6:00 - 6:40pm)

  • Features of RStudio
  • Working with Packages and Libraries
  • Understanding Functions
  • Reading Data
  • Beginner Visualization
  • Bonus Highlight: Learn how to make R rap to you!

  • Part 2: Fun with R (6:50 - 7:30pm)

  • Data Cleaning
  • Model Training
  • Intermediate Visualization
  • Bonus Highlight: Learn how to make memes with R!

  • Facilitator: Kristen Bystrom Kristen is an alumnus of SFU, where she majored in Statistics and minored in Computing Science. While at SFU, Kristen was a Statistics Workshop TA. She also served as the president of SASSA and co-organized the inaugural British Columbia Undergraduate Math and Statistics Conference (BCUMSC) with Alice Roberts. Kristen completed co-op terms at Electronic Arts (EA), George & Bell Consulting, and Statistics Canada. She has presented research at EA Analyticon, JSM 2018, VanHAC, SURJ, and SciProg. She is a hackathon enthusiast, having been either a volunteer, participant, or organizer of 13 hackathons during her undergrad. Kristen is now a data analyst at the Lululemon Athletica head office in Vancouver. She works on the Product Analytics and Data Science team.

    Join us for Oktoberfest!
    Free food and drinks
    October 10th 2019
    11-3 pm
    K9513



    Make sure to check out the department's Actuarial Afternoon!

    Here are some events that we are currently planning:

  • Big Data Workshop Series
  • Joint games night with grad students
  • Past Events:

  • R Workshop
  • Lunar New Year
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Oktober Fest
  • Free Icecream and t-shirt sales
  • Bowling Night
  • Joint Trivia Night with Math, Physics, and CompSci
  • Excel and VBA Workshop (Advanced)
  • Wings Night
  • There's pizza and food/sushi at pretty much every meeting
  • Submit an Idea!

    Follow our Google Calendar for the latest updates on events!

    SASSA google calendar

    Careers at Statistics Canada

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    SFU Departmental Offer

    The department offers to help pay for students' SAS Certification


    Statistical Society of Canada

    Home Page

    Accreditation Page


    American Statistical Association

    (Largest Professional Statistical Society in the World)

    See Amstat.org

    See What is Statistics?


    SFU Learning Commons

    See Home Page

    See Help Page

    See EAL Page

    Free Manuals and Textbooks

    See Library Reserves

    Courses Covering SOA Preliminary Exams

    Exam P STAT 270, 285, 330

    Exam FM ACMA 210, BUS 312, 315, 316

    Exam MLC ACMA 320, 425

    Exam MFE BUS 316, 419 and others

    Exam C ACMA 315, 335, 445, STAT 450

    The 2019-2020 Executive Team



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