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Friday, February 17, 2017

Prof. Ken Seng Tan Named Sun Life Fellow in International Actuarial Science

Sun Life Financial Asia (Sun Life Asia) and University of Waterloo have announced Professor Ken Seng Tan as the recipient of the Sun Life Fellowship in International Actuarial Science

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hans Rosling (1948-2017) “A voice of hope and statistical clarity"

On February 7, 2017,  Hans Rosling, Swedish statistician, academic,  and champion of global development and understanding, died after a year-long illness.

In 2006, Hans Rosling gave a TED talk that has been called “The best stats you’ve ever seen

This presentation rocketed Rosling to international fame as a great communicator of statistics and of data-driven decision making, especially in understanding global development.  

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Congratulations to Richard Cook, winner of the University of Waterloo Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision for 2016-17.

Photo of Richard Cook

Many enthusiastic letters of support for Prof. Cook’s nomination were received from former students. These students passionately described their experiences under his supervision and all speak to his deep commitment to the success and well-being of his students as well as academic excellence.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Stefan H. Steiner receives the Brumbaugh Award from the American Society for Quality

Stefan H. Steiner

The Brumbaugh Award is presented annually by the American Society for Quality (ACQ) to the author of the paper, published in the preceding year, that has made the largest single contribution to the development of industrial application of quality control.  This year's winners are Stefan H. Steiner (University of Waterloo), Yi Lu (University of Toronto), and Jock Mackay (University of Waterloo)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SSHRC 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.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sun Life Support for READI

Sun Life Financial Asia (Sun Life) and the University of Waterloo have reached an agreement to partner on building critical actuarial and risk capacity in Indonesia. As part of Sun Life’s commitment to Indonesia, Sun Life will donate CAD $500,000 to establish a Fellowship in International Actuarial Science, to be launched by University of Waterloo in 2016 with the goal of contributing to the development of the actuarial sciences field in Indonesia.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Professor Emerita Mary Thompson receives an honorary degree from Vancouver Island University.

Image of Mary Thompson

University of Waterloo Professor Emerita Mary Thompson will receive her honorary degree on June 8 during Vancouver Island University’s convocation ceremony in Nanaimo, BC.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Yujie Zhong receives the Pierre Robillard Award from the Statistical Society of Canada

The Pierre Robillard Award is awarded annually by Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) to recognize the best Ph.D. thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university during the previous year. This year's winner is Yujie Zhong, University of Waterloo (supervisor: Dr. Richard Cook) for her thesis, "Life History Analysis with Response-Dependent Observation".

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