CIA to Kick-Start the New Year at the ASNA Convention in Ottawa

By Matthieu Landry

From January 5–7, 2018, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) kick-starts the new year by supporting future actuaries at the annual Actuarial Students’ National Association (ASNA) convention, taking place for the first time in the heart of Ottawa at the Westin Hotel.

As a grand patron sponsor, the Institute will continue to contribute significantly at the convention. The CIA career lounge and professional panels will welcome over 600 aspiring actuarial students to network with actuaries and academics from across the country. Professional headshots, courtesy of the CIA—a big hit at last year’s convention—will be on offer.

The CIA will also host its annual gala on the evening of Saturday, January 6, where CIA President-elect John Dark will speak on the growth and importance of the actuarial profession in Canada.

CIA’s Hot Seat Challenge—Putting the Spotlight on the Student

The CIA Hot Seat Challenge gives students the opportunity to share the stage with the CIA at the convention as a guest panellist. Open to CIANetwork (CIAnet) subscribers, those selected will be able to present their vision for the future of the profession and how together they can break the paradigm and forge into new areas of practice.

Students will also exercise their communication and presentation skills by contributing to the discussion, and will earn the opportunity to be featured on the CIA website as an actuarial professional of the future—a great way to get noticed by potential employers!

To participate in the hot seat challenge, students must be registered for the convention. No advance contest entry is required.

Matthieu Landry is senior coordinator, marketing, at the CIA Head Office.

Canadian Institute of Actuaries/Institut canadien des actuaires