Vicki Zhang

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Sidney Smith Hall, room 6027A

Campus

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Actuarial science education
  • Work-integrated learning (WIL)
  • Arts-based education
  • International student experience

Biography

As a teaching stream professor and undergraduate chair of actuarial science, my primary interest is to better the teaching and learning experience at the actuarial program. I have been a passionate course designer/redesigner and pedagogical researcher. I created the capstone course utilizing AXIS, integrated case studies in various introductory courses, and developed a pedagogical approach of "narrative mathematics" to improve concept mapping and active learning among students in large-classroom courses. I had eight years of industry experiences prior to joining UofT. I hold a Master's in Statistics and Applied Probabilities (with completion of PhD qualification exams), and a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I am a Fellow of Society of Actuaries (FSA), an Assocciate of Canadian Institute of Actuaries (ACIA), and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA).

Office Hours

  • Thursdays: time TBA

Note: If you are an employer looking to hire actuarial science students for internships or job positions, please email recruiting_actsci@utstat.toronto.edu.

Administrative Service

Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies (Actuarial Science)