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Actuary - Ranked #1 Profession, Again.
Posted by Jennifer Dungavell on May 3, 2013 (154599 reads)

The CBC Lang O'Leary Report featured CareerCast's 2013 200 best to worst ranked jobs.

And Actuary came out on top, again! 
Western's program has been designated as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence by the Americal Society of Actuaries, and its courses have accreditation with the Canadian Institute of Acutaries.  We offer small classes, an active student association, and plenty of on-campus industry hosted recuitment events.
If you're good at math and want a career with a future, learn more about Actuarial Science at http://www.actuaries.ca/home

" ...As a 30+ year veteran of the profession... I have had a fabulous career and it is more than just financially satisfying. Management of risk is important for society. And the days of the "back room" actuary are gone. I work with CEOs, I travel regularly and interact with really smart and interesting people..."

The source for the report:


Prof. McLeod Named as R Superstar!
Posted by Duncan Murdoch on May 2, 2013 (109379 reads)
Department News

This blog:


lists people who maintain 10 or more R packages on CRAN, the “R Superstars:.  Congratulations to Ian McLeod for making the list!  (And I think the blogger missed a couple of Ian’s packages.)

Lecture Series: Numerical Methods in Finance
Posted by lhunt on February 27, 2013 (102693 reads)

Lecture Series: Numerical Methods in Finance
March 21, 2013
Middlesex College, room MC106
Western University (University of Western Ontario)

This Lecture Series has organized by SIAM Student Chapter of Western University, which is co-sponsored by the departments of Applied Mathematics, Statistical & Actuarial Sciences and PRMIA.

Registration fee is 10 CAD. Registration by email: siam@stats.uwo.ca. For additional info, please call 1-519-6612111 ext 86828

DAPS Industry Problem Solving Workshop
Posted by Jennifer Dungavell on January 21, 2013 (102489 reads)

Work in teams on real industry problems.  Impress industry leaders.  Make employment contacts.  Get trained on state-of-the-art IBM analytics software and hardware.  Free Food.  Win a trophy.  What a great Spring Break!

Winter Term Academic Counselling Schedule
Posted by lhunt on January 8, 2013 (145911 reads)

Winter Term Academic Counselling Hours:

Mondays: 1:30-3:00 p.m. Mrs. Mary Millard WSC 272

Wednesdays: 1:30-3:00 p.m. Mr. Steve Kopp WSC 284

Fridays: 1:00-2:30 p.m. Dr. Jiandong Ren WSC 219


 All counselling is drop-in ONLY! No appointments necessary.

These hours will take effect the week of January 7, 2013

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