Casa Matematica Oaxaca (CMO) is the new mathematics research center affiliated with the famous Banff International Research Station (BIRS). Emil Valdez is one of three organizers of a 5-day workshop on “Recent Advances in Actuarial Mathematics”. The other two organizers are Professors Jan Dhaene of Katholieke Universiteit – Leuven and Sheldon Lin of University of Toronto. The workshop will be held in Oaxaca, Mexico on October 25-30, 2015. There are about 42 participants expected to join, many of them are internationally renowned researchers and practitioners in actuarial science and financial mathematics. Guojun Gan from our department is one of the participants. A press release of the workshop can be found here.