Gord Willmot over a pink background

Risk & Ruin

Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, 2024 at the University of Waterloo.

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is delighted to announce that it is hosting a conference to celebrate the remarkable contributions of Gord Willmot to the field of Actuarial Science. An exciting program of speakers has been lined up to celebrate Gord’s upcoming retirement. The 1.5-day conference will feature talks by leading researchers including collaborators, friends and former students of Gord to celebrate this important milestone for the Department.

A banquet will be held on the evening of July 5th.

Keynote speakers

  • Hansjoerg Albrecher (University of Lausanne)
  • Sheldon X. Lin (University of Toronto)
  • Hailiang Yang (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

Invited speakers

  • Andrei Badescu (University of Toronto)
  • Eric Cheung (University of New South Wales)
  • Shu Li (Western University)
  • Kristina Sendova (Western University)
  • Tianxiang (Tim) Shi (Temple University)
  • Yunran Wei (Carleton University)
  • Jae Kyung (JK) Woo (University of New South Wales)
  • Zijia Wang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Other contributors

  • Runhuan Feng (Tsinghua University)
  • Bruce Jones (Western University)
  • Wing Yan (Becky) Lee (The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong)
  • Chi-Liang (Cary) Tsai (Simon Fraser University)
  • Di (Cindy) Xu (Bank of America)

Contact us

Organization of the conference is underway. This website will be expanded with additional details as they arise.

To contact the conference team with questions, please email sasevent@uwaterloo.ca.

Organizing Committee

  • David Landriault (Chair)
  • Jun Cai
  • Steve Drekic
  • Mario Ghossoub
  • Mirabelle Huynh
  • Bin Li

Local Arrangements

  • Carla Daniels
  • Greg Preston