Golden Horseshoe SAS User Group (GHSUG)

Thank you for visiting the GHSUG (Golden Horseshoe SAS Users Group) website. GHSUG provides SAS users in the Hamilton and Niagara Region areas a great opportunity to share experiences, exchange ideas, and promote the learning spirit of using SAS.

The next GHSUG meeting will take place on Friday, October 30th, 2015. A detailed agenda and opportunity to register will be made available here. In the interim, please feel free to check out the support resources tab as well as the presentation archive below.

We are always looking for user presentations for upcoming User Group meetings. This is an excellent opportunity to not only share your knowledge and your experience with your peers, but to also get feedback and ideas on the work that you are doing with SAS.

For more information, please contact


9:00- 9:10 am - Welcome and President’s Remarks (Kirby Sinclair, Clear Cell Group)

9:15- 9:30 am - SAS Update (Warren Woermke, SAS Canada)

9:30-9:50 am - End to End Dashboard Building Using SAS (Dario Medina, Scotiabank)

9:50-10:10 am - Proc du Jour – SAS/STAT PROC TREE (Lesley Harschnitz, ArcelorMittal Dofasco)

10:10-10:40 am - Break & Networking

10:40-11:10 am - Yes, SAS Can Do! – Manage External Files with SAS Programming (Justin Jia,

TransUnion Canada)

11:10-11:30 am - Random Sampling of Data in SAS (Monique Ardizzi, TransUnion Canada)

11:30-11:45 am - SAS and Perl for Scrambled Data (Aman Bahl, Inventiv Health)

Get involved

If you would like to be notified of upcoming SAS User Group Meetings in the Golden Horseshoe area, please subscribe to the GHSUG Distribution List.

Give a brief review of a SAS book listed on the website. By doing so, you are not only involved in the GHSUG meeting but you also receive a SAS book for free. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact

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Update from SAS: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (May 2015)

Doubling Down on Doubling Out: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (May 2015)

Doubling Down Data Set: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (May 2015)

Foundation in Statistical Analysis: Labeeb Khan, Intact (May 2015)

Forecasting with SAS: Linda Lieu, TransUnion Canada (May 2015)

Proc du Jour- Calendar: Lesley Harschnitz, ArcelorMittal (May 2015)

From PROC GPLOT to PROC SGPLOT: Lydia Li, TransUnion Canada (May 2015)

Array We Do it: Lionel Teed, TD Bank Financial Group (October 2014)

Update From SAS: Wally Theissen, SAS Canada (October 2014)

Database Management with SAS: Robin Zhao, TransUnion (October 2014)

SAS Global Forum - Horizontal Data Sorting: Justin Jia, TransUnion (October 2014)

Audit and Performance Management: Ahmad Damra, DenoLogix (October 2014)

SAS & Databases: Harry Droogendyk, Stratia Consulting Inc. (May 2014)

New in Foundation SAS for 9.4: Judy Orr Lawrence, SAS Canada (May 2014)

Building Effective Scorecards: Kirby Sinclair, Clear Cell (May 2014)

Proc du Jour - GRADAR: Lesley Harschnitz, ArcelorMittal (May 2014)

Data Value Management: Kirby Sinclair, Clear Cell (Spring 2013)

Proc de Jour Proc Transpose: Barry Hong, United States Steel Corp (May 2013)

Book Review: Divya Joshi, McMaster University (Spring 2013)

Proc Format Picture This: Judy Orr Lawrence, SAS Canada (Fall 2013)

Closing Reporting Projects: Lesley Harschnitz, Arcelor Mittal (October 2013)

Estimation of Sensitivity and Specificity of Cervical Cancer Screening Test: Multiple Authors (October 2012)

Proc du Jour - Box Plots: (May 2012)

Proc du Jour- Pareto: Pareto (October 2012)

NESUG 2012

ODS Graphics Designer: Barry Hong, United States Steel Corp. (October 2011)

Gathering Effective Requirements: Lesley Harschnitz, Arcelor Mittal (October 2011)

Matching for Money: Leslie Urquhart, Bell Canada (April 2011)

The Means Procedure in SAS EG: Sueheir Saddik, Bell Canada (April 2010)

Proc du Jour - Analysis for Linear Models: David Borth (April 2010)

SAS Desktop to EG Transition: Jim Burkhardt, US Steel Canada (April 2010)

Introduction of Logistic Regression and its use in Health Science Research: Jason Liu, Brock University (October 2010)

When the Cows Come Home and How Their Results are Analyzed: Melissa Nixon, Holstein Canada (April 2010)

Predictive Modeling with SAS Enterprise Miner Book Review: Martin Pomaranski, Citi Cards Canada (April 2010)

SAS Programming for Enterprise Guide Users: Urquhart (2010)

Report Delivery through Stored Processes & Microsoft Add-in: Debbie Weisensee, McMaster University (October 2010)

Customized Excel Output Using the Excel Libname: Harry Droogendyk, Stratia Consulting Inc. (April 2009)

Proc Compare: Lesley Harschnitz, ArcelorMittal (October 2009)

Enhancing Client Comprehension: Craig McCulloch

Using Decision Tree Analysis in Enrolment Management: Don Curzon, Sheridan Institute of Technology

Some Issues when Analyzing the Impact of Interaction: Jian Liu, Brock University

Using SAS to Analyze Data: Nadia Akseer, Brock University

BASE SAS 9.1 Procedures Guide Book Review: Samantha Hajna, Brock University

Survival Analysis Using SAS Book Review: Chad Tosevski

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