Victoria SAS Users Group (SUAVe)

The semi-annual SUAVe meetings offer presentations, discussions and networking opportunities which can help Victoria-area SAS users get the most out of their SAS software. Meetings are always free to attend.

The next SUAVe meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015, at the University of Victoria Cadboro Commons Building (3800 Finnerty Rd). A detailed agenda follows and you may register here.


12:15pm – 1:00pm – Registration & Light Lunch (45 Minutes)

1:00pm – 1:05pm – SUAVe Meeting Kick-Off (Peter Ott, BC Ministry of Forests, Land & NRO & Matt Joyce, SAS Canada) (5 Minutes)

1:05pm – 1:15pm – SAS Support (Matt Joyce, SAS Canada) (10 Minutes)

1:15pm – 1:55pm – Automating Your Metadata Reporting (Darryl Prebble, Prebble Consulting Inc.) (40 Minutes)

1:55pm – 2:15pm – Importing Data from Excel (Peter Ott, BC Ministry of Forests, Land & NRO) (20 Minutes)

2:15pm – 2:35pm – Solutions to the Open Problem (Local Users) (20 Minutes) *Find the problem posted here in the SAS Canada Community*

2:35pm – 2:50pm – Networking Break (15 Minutes)

2:50pm – 3:15pm - Regression Tutorial (Gord Nigh, BC Ministry of Forests, Land & NRO) (25 Minutes)

3:15pm – 3:30pm – Getting to Know Call Execute (Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting) (15 Minutes)

3:30pm – 3:40pm – SAS Global Forum Debrief (Vincent Connor, University of Victoria) (10 Minutes)

3:40pm – 4:00pm – Game Show (Local Users) (20 Minutes)

4:00pm – 4:20pm – Closing Remarks & Prize Draw (Peter Ott, BC Ministry of Forests, Land & NRO & Matt Joyce, SAS Canada) (20 Minutes)

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

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The Executive team is looking to looking to build an enthusiastic and dedicated Executive team for the Victoria Users Group. Please see the Executive team Roles and Responsibilities to learn more about these opportunities.

If you are interested in finding out more or how you can help out, please contact Peter Ott.

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Update From SAS: Matt Joyce, SAS Canada (2014)

Proc SQL, the Data Step Killer: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (2014)

Using SAS PROC IML to Solve a Set of Simultaneous Equations: Vincent J. Connor, University of Victoria (2014)

Defensive Programming Using SAS Macros: Chris Clausen, University of Victoria (2014)

Report Automation via SAS: Edward Chang, Ministry of Health (2013)

Getting the Right Dates: Marije Fecht, Prowerk Consulting (2013)

My Favourite SAS Tricks: Marije Fecht, Prowerk Consulting (2013)

Visual Analytics -Drag and Drop: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (2013)

Strength in Numbers: Mike Atkinson (2013)

SAS Online Training: Statland (2013)

Text File Comparison: Steve Gibbs (2013)

Missing Value Imputation: Sylvain Tremblay, SAS Canada (2013)

SAS EG -Populations: Charu Shankar, SAS Canada (November 2012)

SQL Challenges -SAS & Oracle: Joel Choy (November 2012)

Best Practices & Macros Made Easy: Laki Kourakis, SAS Canada (2012)

SAS (speed) Dates: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (November 2012)

Tips and Tricks: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (May 2012)

Nonparametric Regression: Peter Ott (2012)

SGF Highlights: Siverston (2012)

Nonlinear Mixed Effect Models: Gord Nigh, Ministry of Forests and Range (2011)

I'm a Coder not a Tweaker: James Waite, Sr. Training Specialist (2011)

Proc SQL Overview: Jasmin Fredette ICON Clinical Research (2011)

Shifting Paradigms with SAS: Jim Metcalf, Testing Director Advanced Analytics (November 2011)

SAS to/from Excel: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (2011)

SAS 9.3 Support Options & More: Wally Thiessen, SAS Canada (November 2011)

Test Hypotheses for Non-Statisticians: Arthur Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants (2010)

Survival Analysis with PHREG: Christopher Ake, CA Healthcare System (2010)

Proc Logistics -ROC: Colleen McGahan, Cancer Agency (Fall 2010)

Are Your SAS Programs Running You?: Marije Fecht, Prowerk Consulting, Larry Stewart SAS Canada (Fall 2010)

SAS and Social Media: Matt Malczweski, SAS Canada (Fall 2010)

SAS/Graph: hatched from EG: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (2010)

PROC SQL Why and How: Nathaniel Derby, Stakana Analytics (November 2010)

PROC TRANSREG: Gord Nigh, Ministry of Forests and Range (2009)

Demystifying the SAS Macro Facility: Marije Fecht, Prowerk Consulting (2009)

Best Practices the Hard Way: Marije Fecht, Prowerk Consulting (2009)

Customizing SAS/GRAGH Charts: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (2009)

New with Stats in SAS 9.2: Sylvain Tremblay, SAS Canada (October 2009)

Macros for Beginners: Gitte Churlish, Churlish Consulting

Proc Compare: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc.

Open Problem 2010

Open Problem Solutions 2010

Open Problem 2012

Open Problem Solutions 2012

Open Problem 2013

Open Problem Solutions 2013

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