News archive - March 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

University of Waterloo Team Wins Munich Re Cup!

Munich Re Cup Winners

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science congratulates the University of Waterloo Team, consisting of Ryan Goldford, Jasmine Sirohi, Adaijah Wilson, and Jillian Zhu Ge, for winning the 2019 Munich Re Cup. The Munich Re Cup is the premier actuarial case competition open to students in Canada and the United States. Competing teams present their work on a real-world business problem requiring significant technical analysis and high-level business decision making to a panel of Munich Re executives. The 2019 competition examined the very timely problem of IFRS 17 implementation. We are very proud of the Waterloo team for placing first and winning the $20,000 grand prize!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Become a CAS Student Central Ambassador!

If you are interested in becoming a CAS student ambassador, please fill out the web form.

UW and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) are seeking motivated and passionate students for the role of ambassador for the CAS Student Central membership program. As a CAS Student Central Ambassador, you will act as a champion for the CAS and the property and casualty profession at Waterloo by:

  • Helping to facilitate CAS University Liaison campus visits and presentations each semester
  • Increasing student awareness of the resources and opportunities available through CAS Student Central, and
  • Assisting with the development of CAS Student Central


  • There will be two ambassadors, ideally with alternating co-op terms if one or both are co-op students
  • Ambassadors commit to a two-year term, with responsibilities expected to require 12 hours of work each semester
  • You must have sat for at least 1 actuarial exam by Fall 2019

Read more