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THOMAS S. SALISBURY received his BSc in 1979 from McGill University, and his PhD in mathematics in 1983 from the University of British Columbia. After a postdoctoral position at Purdue University, he moved to York University, in whose department of Mathematics and Statistics he is a Professor and former department chair. His research area is probability theory, specifically Brownian motion and related Markov processes, including their applications to actuarial finance. He has been a co-editor-in-chief of the Canadian Mathematical Bulletin. and an associate editor of Probability Theory and Related Fields. He is a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and of the Fields Institute. He teaches financial engineering at York, was director of analytics at Quantitative Wealth Management Analytics group (QWeMA) prior to the latter's acquisition by CANNEX, and led the Finsurance project at MITACS. He chaired the task force that initiated the 2007 revision of the Ontario grade 12 curriculum, and subsequently served on the Ontario Minister of Education's curriculum council. He has served terms as President of the Canadian Mathematical Society and as Deputy Director of the Fields Institute, where he is currently Associate Director for Industry Liaison. His research is supported by NSERC, MITACS, and the IFID centre.