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News archive - March 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Professor Ruodu Wang to deliver a keynote speech at the virtual 24th International Congress on Insurance: Mathematics and Economics in July 2021.

Ruodu Wang

The International Congress on Insurance: Mathematics and Economics is the largest annual academic gathering in Actuarial Science. It has been hosted in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia since 1997. The IME congress is, for the first time, hosted online this year on July 5-9, 2021 due to COVID-19. 

This virtual IME international congress is jointly hosted by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Pennsylvania State University in the United States, Ulm University in Germany, and the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) in Australia. 

Professor Ruodu Wang will deliver one of the five keynote speeches in this virtual congress. To learn more, please see the program for this event.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The power of curiosity

Jennifer Haid

“I like to think I’m a curious person,” said Jennifer Haid (BMath’04), a native of the Waterloo Region. When she learned about Waterloo’s Math Day from her high school math teacher, she decided to attend in hopes of learning about a career path that would leverage her aptitude for mathematics in the business world. “I remember watching a professor deliver a presentation about actuarial science and thinking two things: It was challenging, and I could do it,” she shared. 

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