The Canadian Journal of Statistics Award is presented each year by the Statistical Society of Canada to the author(s) of an article published in the Journal, in recognition of the outstanding quality of the paper’s methodological innovation and presentation. This year’s winner is the article entitled “Self-concordance for empirical likelihood” (Volume 41, no. 3, pp. 387-397) by Art B. Owen. The award-winning paper will be presented by Professor Owen at the Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada in Toronto, Ontario.