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Manitoba’s new risk management in agriculture professorship


March 19, 2013
By Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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Mar. 18, 2013, Ottawa, ON – The governments of Canada and Manitoba recognized the creation of a new Guy Carpenter Professorship in Agriculture Risk Management and Insurance in the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.

“We are committed to giving producers the resources they need to make insurance their first line of defence when it comes to managing their risk,” said Ron Kostyshyn, minister of Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives. “This professorship will be key in advancing risk management in our province for producers and help address the unique risk needs of Manitoba’s diverse agriculture.”

“The Asper Business School is very much looking forward to working with Professor Lysa Porth as the inaugural Guy Carpenter Professorship,” said Michael Benarroch, Dean and CA Manitoba chair in business leadership.

Dr. Porth was awarded her doctorate in 2011 from the University of Manitoba and the Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research in the Asper School of Business. She holds an MBA with a thesis option in management science and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in financial and actuarial studies from the Asper School of Business. Since August 2011, she has been an assistant professor in the department of statistics and actuarial science at the University of Waterloo. Porth started her role in the professorship on February 1, 2013.

The Professorship position will also include supervision of graduate students in the newly created Master of Actuarial Mathematics program in the Warren Centre of Actuarial Studies.