Welcome to Statistics and Actuarial Science 50th anniversary

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo is pleased to announce a conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding.

The conference will run on Wednesday July 26 & Thursday July 27, 2017, with a conference dinner planned for the evening of July 26 whose cost is included in the conference fee.

The first day of the conference will have plenary talks by internationally recognized workers who are former graduates or have strong links to the Department. There will also be a session on the history of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Waterloo and in the rest of Canada.  The second day will feature contributed talks where we hope to hear your stories of life at, and after, Waterloo, and your current interests.

The conference website allows you to register and submit a title and abstract if you want to talk in one of the contributed sessions.


Confirmed Speakers

  • Enrique de Alba (INEGI) 

  • David Bellhouse (Western)

  • Robert L  Brown (University of Waterloo)

  • Steve Brown (University of Waterloo)

  • Charmaine Dean (Western)

  • Paul Embrechts (ETH Zurich)

  • Sharon Giffen (Canadian Institute of Actuaries)

  • David X Li (Prudential Financial)

  • Sheldon Lin (University of Toronto)

  •  Richard Lockhart (Simon Fraser University)

  •  Jon Rao (Carleton University)

  • Chris Wild (University of Auckland)