Welcome to the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is among the top academic units for statistical and actuarial science in the world and is home to more than 40 research active full-time faculty working in diverse and exciting areas. The Department is also home to over 900 undergraduate students and about 150 graduate students in programs including Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, and Statistics-Computing.

We are located on University of Waterloo main campus, which is located at the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle about 100 kilometers west of Toronto.

  1. Sept. 29, 2016READI or not: Indonesian actuarial workshops begin

  2. Sept. 21, 2016SSHRC Grant is awarded to Yeying Zhu, University of Waterloo

    SSHRC Grant is awarded to Yeying Zhu, University of Waterloo

    The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has chosen Yeying Zhu as the recipient of a grant worth $51,145 for her research on the causal mechanism of reputation in e-commerce.

  3. June 15, 2016Professor Emerita Mary Thompson receives an honorary degree from Western University

     Western to honour renowned academic, artistic, community and business leaders at 307th convocation

    Mary Thompson
    Wednesday, June 15, 3 p.m.
    Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.)

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  1. Nov. 3, 2016Department seminar by Daniel Bauer, Georgia State University

    Further details will be posted.

  2. Nov. 10, 2016Department seminar by Mireille Schnitzer, Université de Montréal

    Collaborative targeted learning using regression shrinkage

    Causal inference practitioners are routinely presented with the challenge of wanting to adjust for large numbers of covariates despite limited sample sizes.

  3. Nov. 17, 2016Department seminar by Ping Yan, Public Health Agency of Canada

    Application of frailty model to evaluate intervention effectiveness against infectious disease transmission when implemented with heterogeneity

    For an intervention against the spread of communicable diseases, when individuals fully comply with the intervention and the exposure to the infectious agent is comparable across all individuals, this is the idealized situation.

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Meet our people

Doug Andrews
Director, Master of Actuarial Science Program

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Doug Andrews

Research interests

After a successful career as an actuary and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), I am contributing to the actuarial profession through research, university teaching and advising those interested in joining the profession. My research has an international perspective and is designed to produce practical policy recommendations. It is focused on investments, risk management, financial economics, aging, and their implications for the management of social support systems, such as pensions, health care, and long-term care.