Introductory Bayesian Course - 20-21 November 2014 - Kelowna, BC

This two-day course, which is being held in Kelowna, BC, from the 20th to 21st of November 2014, introduces users to Bayesian analysis using JAGS and R. JAGS is a free open source program to describe and fit Bayesian models using the BUGS language. The course is suitable for anyone with basic R skills and experience with linear regression and ANOVA.

The course will be taught by Dr. Joseph Thorley, R.P.Bio. of Poisson Consulting Ltd.. Joe Thorley is a professional fish population biologist with over 6 years extensive BUGS programming experience.

Course content

Day One

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Course Dates and Times

The course will run from 8:30 to 17:00 on November 20 and 21 2014.

Course Location

The course will be held at the Royal Anne Hotel in downtown Kelowna.

The Royal Anne has offered a special room rate of $89/day including free continental breakfast and wifi for participants.

Course Cost

The course cost is $525 (inclusive of GST).

Course Requisites

A laptop, experience with linear regression and ANOVA and basic R skills such as those provided by the preceeding Introductory R course.


To register contact Robyn Irvine with the following information:

  1. Name:
  2. Organization:
  3. Email:
  4. Contact phone number:
  5. Course: Introduction to Bayesian Analysis

Robyn Irvine’s contact details:

The course is limited to 10 participants and your place is not secured until we receive full payment.

A course package including software installation instructions will be issued two months prior to the course.

Additional Courses

Joe Thorley (and Robyn Irvine) will be also be teaching a two day Introductory R course from 18-19 November in the Royal Anne Hotel, Kelowna.