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Teaching & Research Resources
For more than three decades, SAS has partnered with colleges and universities around the world to provide students, faculty and staff with the skills and knowledge they need to become tomorrow's leaders. The local SAS Academic Program has a number of support initiatives that will assist you in your teaching and research. As part of a SAS software license, SAS can provide course materials, SAS publications, guest lecturers, discounted SAS certification for students and links to industry internships.
Certificate Programs - Designed to recognise students with advanced SAS knowledge; SAS will work closely with your institution to develop a joint certificate program in a variety of areas of SAS expertise. See the Academic Partners tab for a list of joint certificate programs in Canada.
For more than three decades, SAS has partnered with educational institutions around the world to help give students the skills and knowledge they need to become tomorrow's leaders. The SAS Canada Academic Program actively supports students who are using SAS technologies through a number of popular programs at little to no cost. For further information on any of these programs, pleasesend us anemail.
Advice for Students! SAS Canada visited the Master of Business Analytics, Schulich School of Business 2016 graduating cohort and asked if they had any advice for new students in data science…watch this video to find out what they said!
SAS offers a number of different software options for learning and research. Please see the Software for Academics tab for more information.
There are several free e-learning courses available to students:
First, you can try the free and basic training here.
If you’d like more eLearning options, please contact your IT department or the SAS Canada Academic Program for a special access code and link to over a dozen online courses.
SAS offers many opportunities for students to present, compete, and be rewarded for using SAS successfully in their research:
Student Ambassador Program: This competitive program rewards top student researchers with SAS and will pay their travel expenses and registration fees to present at SAS Global Forum. Find out more about last year's winners.
Student Symposium: Teams of two to four undergraduate and graduate students from accredited academic institutions are invited to compete on the application of SAS Analytics to big data at the SAS Global Forum.
User Groups: Great & free opportunities to network and exchange knowledge are yours when you present at or attend a SAS user group conference. Papers can spotlight how SAS is used, a tip/trick to use SAS, and can be for any level of SAS user.
SAS University Edition is FREE use of SAS foundational technologies, ideal for data and statistical analysis in teaching, research and self-paced learning. Available via quick download from the web, SAS University Edition is offered worldwide for use on PCs or Macs. Click here for introductory videos and here for download instructions.
SAS On Demand for Academics is free software available in the cloud. It includes the following products: Base SAS, SAS Studio, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Forecast Server and much more! Perfect for independent learning and research.
The best of both: For students who know their field of study and need to explore or visualise data, JMP is an excellent companion to SAS. A SAS toolbar in JMP provides seamless SAS access. With JMP, students can browse data from a local SAS connection, read and write SAS datasets, remotely submit code to SAS and see the results displayed as JMP interactive graphics.
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Install Guides & Support
Here you will find valuable information regarding the installation of SAS Software. The following links contain the most up-to-date installation and configuration documentation to aid you in a successful implementation and deployment of the Software.
Click here for step-by-step instructions to download SAS University Edition
Dean McKeown, Director, Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics at Smith School of Business and Peter Christoffersen, Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management (Lead Professor in Rotman’s Master of Financial Risk Management) discuss the importance of analytics education with SAS Canada Academic Program Lead, Mark Morreale; focusing on the benefits to students.
Professor Murat Kristal from Schulich School of Business discusses how the SAS Academic Program benefits his research, teaching and the future careers of his students.
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