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News archive - 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Congratulations Wenyuan Li, Yechao Meng, and Jessica Dang on being awarded as the 2020-2021 James C. Hickman Scholars

Wenyuan Li, Yechao Meng, and Jessica Dang

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science would like to congratulate Wenyuan Li and Yechao Meng as being two of the three new recipients of The Society of Actuaries (SOA) James C. Hickman Scholar for 2020-2021, and to Ou (Jessica) Dang for having her stipend renewed. 

To learn more, read the full article on The SOA site.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Spotlighting the accomplishment of an exceptional Master's student

Grace Tompkins

When Grace Tompkins attended Waterloo’s Grad Visit Day in 2019, she was presented with an opportunity to combine her interests in public health with her research in mathematics.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Investing in longevity of research

Johnny Li

Longevity risk is an essential concept for life insurance companies and reinsurance companies. A deep understanding of the risk is crucial, as an underestimation of longevity can seriously affect the financial healthiness of pension plans and annuity funds.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Congratulations David Saunders for his new appointment at the Fields Institute

David Saunders

Statistics and Actuarial Science is proud to announce that David Saunders was appointed Director of the Centre for Financial Industries at the Fields Institute.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is pleased to welcome Glen McGee as an Assistant Professor

Glen McGee

Glen McGee holds a PhD in biostatistics from Harvard University. He is interested in developing statistical tools to solve problems in epidemiology, environmental health, and health policy. Currently, Glen is working on Bayesian frameworks for modelling multi-pollutant mixtures, corrections for informative presence in electronic health records, and designs for multigenerational studies.

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