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.

Our next GHSUG meeting will take place in Spring of 2019. There is no cost to attend SAS user group meetings. The agenda and registration will be posted here once it becomes available.

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

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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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SAS Update: Alexandra Jovicic, SAS Canada (October 2018)

Nate's Chat - Various Tips and Tricks: Nate Derby, Stankana Analytics (October 2018)

Missing Values - Thay are NOT Nothing: Justin Jia, TransUnion (October 2018)

Visualizing your Data when there is too much of it to Visualize: Nate Derby, Stankana Analytics (October 2018)
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The Inner Workings of the Datastep: Mathieu Gaouette, Prospective MG (May 2018)

What's New at SAS: Alexandra Jovicic, SAS Canada (May 2018)

Don't quote me. Almost having fun with quotes and macros: Mathieu Gaouette, Prospective MG (May 2018)

Good Data is not Accidental: Harry Droogendyk, Stratia Consulting Inc. (May 2018)

SAS Update:Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (November 2017)

SAS Metadata Security Journey - Prepare to be Audited:Michelle Homes, Metacoda Australia (November 2017)

ROC Curve Analysis: Julie Xu, Inventiv Health (November 2017)

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning:Labeed Khan, GM BluePlan Engineering Limited (November 2017)

Proc HPBIN - Solve Your WOEs and More: Meera Ragunathan, TransUnion Canada (November 2017)

SAS Programming - Tip of the Day: Lesley Harschnitz, ArcelorMittal (May 2017)

SAS Efficiencies at TransUnion: Ms. Khater, TransUnion (May 2017)

Character Data: Andrew T. Kuligowski, HSN and Swati Agarwal, Optum (May 2017)

SAS Is Open (For Business): Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (May 2017)

SAS and DS2: Peter Eberhardt: Fernwood Consulting Group (October 2016)

SAS Programming Tip: Lesley Harschnitz, ArcelorMittal (October 2016)

SAS UE Demo: Sean Robson, SAS Canada (October 2016)

How to Excel at ODS: Conor Gillespie-Friesen, TransUnion (October 2016)

SAS and Open Source: Sean Robson, SAS Canada (October 2016)

News From SAS: Matt Malzewski, SAS Canada (May 2016)  

Analytics is Not Enough - A Layered Approach to Fraud Prevention: Rob Kaine, SAS Canada (May 2016)    

Power(Pointing) your way to Excel(lence) - A (Word) on SAS & Microsoft Office: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (May 2016) 

Make SASHELP You: An An, TransUnion Canada (May 2016)  

EXCEL Libname Engine: Nurefsan "Neffy" Davulcu, TransUnion Canada (May 2016)

SAS Update: Warren Woermke, SAS Canada (October 2015)

Yes, SAS Can Do! – Manage External Files with SAS Programming: Justin Jia, TransUnion Canada (October 2015)

Proc du Jour – SAS/STAT PROC TREE: Lesley Harschnitz, ArcelorMittal Dofasco (October 2015)

Random Sampling of Data in SAS: Monique Ardizzi, TransUnion Canada (October 2015)

Utility Macros: Harry Droogendyk, Stratia Consulting Inc. (October 2015)

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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