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132 Mary Thompson of Canada in the mathematical sciences on the international scene. The Fields Institute has been a major contributor to this development, and the statistical science community in particular is very grateful for its assistance in the establishment of CANSSI. As I came to learn over the years, the Fields Institute is fundamentally a place to which people go to be inspired by the best minds and stimulated by an environment rich in ideas and experience. As its history accrues, it becomes all the more effective in this role. Long may it thrive.