News archive - July 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Samuel Eckler Medal in Actuarial Science

Award winner Kieran Hendrickson-Gracie

This prize was established to recognize the contribution of Samuel Eckler to the actuarial profession and is provided by Eckler Partners. The medal, which is cast in gold, is awarded each year to the outstanding graduating student of the Honours Actuarial Science Program.

This year’s recipient is Kieran Hendrickson-Gracie who not only graduated as the top Actuarial Science major, but also has completed the five preliminary Society of Actuaries (SOA) exams, and earned three Cherry awards, in STAT 443, STAT 430, and STAT 431.

Kieran's brother Aaron Hendrickson-Gracie, was awarded the Samuel Eckler Medal in 2013.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Congratulations to Gord Willmot for being appointed as an Editor of Insurance: Mathematics and Economics

Gord Willmot

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science would like to congratulate Professor Gord Willmot for being appointed as one of the five Editors of Insurance: Mathematics and Economics (IME). 

This is the first major overhaul of the IME Editorial staff since the inception of IME in 1982.

The IME is widely viewed as the top academic actuarial journal in the world. As such, the department is very proud that Prof. Willmot has achieved this honour.  

"I am very honoured to have been asked to fulfill this role. I also believe that it is an honour for our University of Waterloo actuarial group, which further enhances our already strong reputation." Gord stated.