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Tim Woods, Assistant Vice President, Engineering and Risk Management, Aviva Canada

All-Around View

August 1, 2013 Tim Woods, Assistant Vice President, Engineering and Risk Management, Aviva Canada

Why should the equipment breakdown insurance industry care about 3D printing? Despite being around for decades, 3D printing is now becoming commonplace in manufacturing. And with every new product made comes not only benefits, but also the need to adapt to new and different circumstances.

Susan Watts, Senior Vice President, Claims, Chubb Insurance Company of Canada

The Future Exposed!

August 1, 2009 Susan Watts

Globalization and the expanding use of cutting-edge technologies have introduced potential exposure to liability that can snowball in a hurry.


In Search of Smaller Fish

April 1, 2008 Craig Harris

Larger commercial insurance brokers are starting to troll for clients in the so-called “middle market,” previously the preserve of regional and local intermediaries


Bringing Liability to Market

December 1, 2006 Craig Harris

The risks of product liability can be unexpected – particularly when something as benign as carrot juice or spinach can cause illness or death and require massive product recalls.

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Sceintists called on to counter bioterrorism risk

February 27, 2006 by Canadian Underwriter

In a report released Feb. 27, “DNA for Peace: Reconciling Biodevelopment and Biosecurity,” experts at the Canadian Program on Genomics and Global Health (CPGGH), part of the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB), calls for a global network


The Next Big “Tail” Liability?

March 1, 2004 Allison Murray

While many insurers have written food-processing risks with a lenient attitude – with an eye cast at the food processing industry’s historically attractive underwriting result – warning lights are now beginning to blink, suggesting that litigation involving the entire food processing enterprise, both animal and human, may be the next big thing in long-tail product liability.