M.Sc. and Ph.D. Defences

Below is the schedule of upcoming defences for graduate students in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science.

Fall 2020

Defences are being held remotely due to COVID-19. If you wish to attend, please email Jay (statgrad at

Date Time Location Degree Speaker Title / Abstract Link


17 10am (PST) Remote MSc Renny Doig
Efficient Bayesian parameter inference for COVID-19 transmission models


25 2.30pm (PST) Remote MSc James Thomson Contextual Batting and Bowling in Limited Overs Cricket
1pm (PST)   Remote MSc Cherie Ng A Flexible Group Benefits Framework for Pricing Deposit Rates