Koval earns Distinguished Service Award

Mathematics professor John Koval, King’s University College, was named among seven outstanding statisticians honoured at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Statistician Society of Canada (SSC), on June 5. Koval received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award, an honour celebrating his “important and substantial role in fostering the growth and success of the Canadian statistical sciences community.”

His nominator wrote, “To John Koval for exemplary service as treasurer of the SSC and of the Biostatistics section over more than a decade; for his efforts to ensure that the SSC has sufficient funds as reserves while investing wisely in new activities; for his endless attention to the active participation of students in SSC activities, notably through the Student Travel Awards.”