All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

Congratulations to Michael Gallaugher recipient of the Governor General’s Academic Medal

Congratulations to Michael Gallaugher who has received the Governor General’s Academic Medal, one of the most prestigious student awards in Canada. Michael has graduated with a PhD in statistics under the supervision of Paul McNicholas. His research interests primarily focus on clustering and classification, the foundation of machine learning and data science. He is currently a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the department.

McMaster University AFM Program Selected as a Winner of the 2020 CAS University Award

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) announced that McMaster University has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 CAS University Award, recognizing the innovative and exemplary ways it is preparing students for a career in the property and casualty insurance industry. The CAS is the world’s only actuarial organization focused exclusively on property and casualty risks, serving over 9,000 members worldwide who work for insurance companies, educational institutions, state insurance departments, federal government agencies, and independent consulting firms. McMaster University is the second Canadian school only to be recognized since the program’s inception.

McMaster University’s Actuarial & Financial Mathematics (AFM) program led by Dr. Anas Abdallah, has five faculty members and 165 students. The university impressed the judges with its focus on property and casualty insurance across curriculum, research, and industry engagement. Read more here.


McMaster in-person classes for undergraduate and graduate students will end at the end of day Friday March 13th and no in-person exams will be held at the end of this term.  For further information see  

First McMaster & Co-operators Problem Solving Workshop

The First McMaster & Co-operators Problem Solving Workshop edition is jointly organized by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at McMaster University and the Co-operators General Insurance Company (, and will take place on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at McMaster University. The workshop will gather representatives from industry, academic mathematicians, undergraduate and graduate students. Further details here.

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