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Your Institute
By Micheline Dionne, FCIA
CIA President

The recent e-mail exchanges dealing with the new Standards of Practice for Capitalized Value of Pension Plan Benefits for a Marriage Breakdown are a continuation of numerous and sometimes heated discussions over the years.
But what has really happened?
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Spotlight
By Marc-André Belzil, FCIA
Besides working on numerous projects in such areas as insurance, segregated funds and pension plans, the Research Committee is busy planning new initiatives, sponsoring activities and seeking more volunteers. But it is always interested in hearing fresh ideas.
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MOVERS AND SHAKERS
The snow and cold can make winter a misery for some, but for environmentally-minded gardeners it is the ideal time for preparing to grow organic vegetables. Here are tips on how you could make the most of the wait for spring by starting work on your own healthy food.
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Institute News
By Michel C. Simard
It has been three weeks since I took up my duties at the helm of the CIA Secretariat, and I still have numerous acronyms to memorize and concepts to learn. But I know that, if we’re ready to deliver the goods, the role of actuary in Canada will be afforded ample recognition, and for all the right reasons.
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By Roger Allen, FCIA, and Angelita Graham, FCIA
The Society of Actuaries (SOA) has adopted its own CPD Requirement, effective January 1, 2009, and its members will be required to certify compliance for the first time as of December 31, 2010. This article looks at how the requirement may impact CIA members.
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John Solursh, the first chair of the Actuarial Standards Oversight Council, has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his highly-regarded career in pension law, which has involved contributing to landmark cases that have affected thousands of Canadians.
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The Casualty Actuarial Society is once again accepting applications for its scholarship program for college students pursuing a career in actuarial science. The CAS Trust Scholarship program, funded by donations to the CAS Trust, will award up to three $2,000 scholarships to deserving students for the 2011–2012 academic year.
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To keep members informed on events associated with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), here is the first in a series of periodic updates outlining any recent activity.
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Wallace R. Joyce, FCIA (1965)
Chris Kutney, FCIA (1983)
John C. (Jock) Maynard, FCIA (1965), the CIA's ninth President
Yvan Pouliot, FCIA (1965)
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THIS MONTH'S PUBLICATIONS
The following announcements were sent to the CIA Announcements Listserver in December 2010.
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Calendar of Events
The Calendar of Events provides information on all the CIA's upcoming meetings and webcasts.
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Board and Council Updates
The Board and Council Updates provide the latest information on the CIA's committee and task force members.
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