6th Workshop on Insurance Mathematics (WIM)


February 7, 2020


The Great Hall, Somerville House, Western University


The primary aim of this workshop is to provide a venue for academics to meet and discuss their latest research topics in the broad area of insurance mathematics and its related disciplines (e.g. mathematical finance, applied probability and statistics, predictive analytics, quantitative risk management). The workshop is intended to cover a broad scope of research interests in the general area of actuarial science.

As for the first five editions of this workshop (hosted at UQAM, University of Toronto, Laval University, University of Waterloo and University of Montreal, respectively), one of the main objectives of this workshop is to give the opportunity to the up-and-coming researchers in various local institutions (most notably, located in the Quebec and Ontario areas) to promote their research program and facilitate their integration into the actuarial academic community. Canada has been known for years to be a stronghold of the actuarial science profession with many high-profile academics in its ranks. The workshop also intends to stimulate interaction and scientific collaboration, and foster relations of an academic and professional nature among the actuarial science groups in notably the Quebec-Ontario area as well as outside of these two provinces.


  • Western University, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences DSAS-logo.jpg


  • Canada Research Chairs CRC1.jpg


  • Canada Life 


Organizing Committee

Shu Li (Western University), Chair

Katsuichiro Goda (Western University)

Jiandong Ren (Western University)

Kristina Sendova (Western University)

Ricardas Zitikis (Western University)


Invited Speakers

Jun Cai (University of Waterloo - Keynote)

Edward Furman (York University - Keynote


Maciej Augustyniak (University of Montreal)

Wing Fung (Alfred) Chong (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Mario Ghossoub (University Waterloo)

Katsuichiro Goda (Western University)

Hélène Guérin (UQAM)

Hyukjun (Jay) Gweon (Western University)

Silvana Pesenti (University of Toronto)


Workshop Schedule

Scientific Program

Time Talk
8:00-8:50 Registration
8:50-9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00-10:30 Session 1
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session 2
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 3
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Session 4
18:00-22:00 Banquet



The regular registration fee for the workshop which includes the banquet is $180 CAD. There is a special rate of $90 CAD for Students. An additional Banquet ticket is $60 CAD. The deadline for registering is January 31, 2020. Any registration made after this deadline will not receive a banquet meal or registration package.

Register here


Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre
555 Windermere Road
London, Ontario N5X 2T1

(519) 679-4546
(519) 675-5487
Fax (519) 858-1553

Windermere Manor
200 Collip Circle
London, Ontario N6G 4X8

(519) 858-1414
(519) 858-1391
Fax 519-858-3394

The Park Hotel London (Formerly Station Park)
242 Pall Mall St.
London Ontario N6A 5P6

(519) 642-4444
(800) 561-4574
Fax (519) 642-2551

Delta by Marriott London Armouries 
325 Dundas Street
London, Ontario N6B 1T9 

(877) 814-7706
(519) 679-6111
Fax (519) 679-3957

Getting Here

London International Airport (YXU) is located on the east boundary of the city of London, Ontario, Canada at 1750 Crumlin Road. Air Canada Express, Swoop, WestJet and WestJet Encore serve London International Airport.

London Taxi Companies

It is safe to take a taxi in London. Taxis charge either per kilometer, or per zone and all charge a small fee as soon as you sit down ($3-$4). Note: It is customary to tip the driver 10-15%.

Checker Limousine: 519-659-0400
London Green Taxi: 519-777-8888
U-Need-A-Cab Ltd.: 519-438-2121
Yellow London Taxi: 519-657-1111


Driving Directions from Highway 401: click here 


Link to UWO visitor parking website: click here

Map (visitor parking labelled "D", "M", "J"): click here

Contact Us

For inquiries, please email wim2020@uwo.ca