ASSQ (Statistics)

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Association des statisticiennes et statisticiens du Québec
TypeOrganizations based in Canada
Legal statusActive
PurposeAdvocate and public voice, educator and network to promote the use and development of statistics.
HeadquartersQuebec City, Quebec, Canada
Region served
Approx. 150
Official language

The ASSQ is a professional association of statisticians based in the province of Quebec, Canada. The acronym stands for Association des statisticiennes et statisticiens du Québec (the Québec Association of Statisticians, Male and Female). The association was officially created on May 12, 1995, by Letters Patents from the Québec Government. Its permanent office is located in Quebec City.

The ASSQ promotes statistics and its use in public life and runs an accreditation program; it also represents the views and defends the interests of statisticians across the province. The association has 6 institutional members and approximately 150 members from government, academia and the private sector; accredited members can use the title STAT ASSQ in correspondence.

The association maintains a web site ( and publishes a regular newsletter entitled Convergence. It also organizes various scientific and professional activities, the most prominent of which are its annual meeting (typically held in June) and a golf tournament (usually held in September).

Institutional Members[edit]

Presidents of the ASSQ[edit]

The President of the ASSQ is the highest officer of the association. He or she is elected by the entire membership. In the following list, the affiliations are those that were valid when the incumbent was in office.

  • 1995-1997: Mario Montégiani (Ministère de la Sécurité publique)
  • 1998-1998: Sylvain Végiard (Ministère des Ressources naturelles du Québec)
  • 1999-2000: Marc Duchesne (Viasystems)
  • 2001-2002: Pierre Lavallée (Statistics Canada)
  • 2003-2004: Sylvain Végiard (Institut de la statistique du Québec)
  • 2005-2008: Christian Genest (Université Laval)
  • 2009-2010: Martin Rioux (Geyser Statistique)
  • 2011-2014: Nathalie Madore (Régie des rentes du Québec)
  • 2015: Véronique Tremblay (Desjardins Assurances Générales)
  • 2016: Jean-Roch Leclerc (Sigmu Management)
  • 2016: Bouchra Nasri (INRS-ETE), interim
  • 2017-: Louis-Paul Rivest (Université Laval)


The ASSQ publishes a newsletter called Convergence. The first 16 volumes are available in print and can also be downloaded for free from More recent issues are electronic and made available to the public at large on the association's website a few months after their distribution to the membership.

Below is a list of Editors of the paper version of Convergence, along with their affiliation when they took office.

Honorary Members[edit]

Honorary members of the ASSQ are individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the development of statistical sciences in Québec or whose work has had a major impact on the development of the association. The current list of ASSQ honorary members is given below, with the affiliation in the year of election.

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