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Timar Jackson

Jamaica, 2014

Timar Jackson
  • Current Place of Residence: Kingston, Jamaica

  • University: University of the West Indies

  • Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science (2012)

Other Information: Timar completed his degree in Actuarial Science last year. He is currently working for Sagicor Life Jamaica as an Actuarial Analyst and sitting Actuarial exams to become an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. Timar received the Prime Minister's Youth Award for Excellence in Academics in 2012, and won the Merville Campbell Prize (for best mathematics student) in his first and second year of university. During his studies, Timar served as Treasurer for the Students' Union, President for the Vice Chancellor's Ambassador Corps and Executive member of his University Hall’s fundraising and endowment committee to raise funds for the activities of it's 800 students. He also joined the University’s Academic Support Unit to assist other students struggling with numeric subjects. For relaxation, Timar enjoys swimming, dub poetry and listening to music. In the long term, Timar expects to be working in Jamaica's financial sector contributing, through research and policy-making, to its national development.