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In memory of Dr Beda Chan


We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Beda Chan, our former colleague in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. Dr Chan disappeared while swimming in Shek O on October 23, 2009, and was recovered the following day.

Dr Beda Chan joined the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science in 1998 as Associate Professor, and had taught at HKU for 8 years. He taught Advanced Life Contingencies I and II, Risk Theory and some other Actuarial Science courses. Before joining HKU, Dr Chan was an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. His 1990 paper: "Ruin probability for translated combination of exponential claims" (ASTN Bulletin) has been cited by many papers in actuarial science. Dr. Beda Chan was an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and served as a member in some committees of the Society of Actuaries for many years. We offer our deepest condolences to Dr Chan's family.

    Details of the funeral service of Dr. Chan are as follow:

    Date: 10 November 2009 (Tuesday)
    Time: 1:00 pm
    Venue: Sai Sing Funeral Parlour (世盛殯儀館)
    Address: 6, Cheong Hang Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
Faculty of Science


News-clippings from October 24 to 26, 2009:

English News Clippings:

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