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Your Institute
By Micheline Dionne, FCIA
CIA President

My mandate comes to an end in just two months. On the one hand, I’m looking forward to taking a vacation, but on the other, I’m worried that I’ll run out of time before I can accomplish what I set out to do.
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Spotlight
By Ty Faulds, FCIA
It has now been roughly two and a half years since the financial crisis and we are still experiencing aftershocks. Has this major stress event caused any changes in our relationships with our partners, and what should we be doing about it?
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MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Hundreds of CIA members regularly volunteer for the Institute's committees and task forces. But there are many other groups that can benefit from that volunteering spirit: those organizations working to help the environment in Canada and around the world.
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Institute News
There are just a few days until the ballot opens for the 2011 CIA Elections. There are 11 candidates for Director, two candidates for Secretary-Treasurer and two candidates for the office of President-elect, and their biographical details and position statements are now available for members to consider.
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By Bruce Langstroth, FCIA
Solvency II, the European regulatory framework for insurance oversight and solvency assessment, will affect many Canadian actuaries in a number of ways. Yet many might have dismissed it as irrelevant. This article will reveal just how influential it could be.
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By Jason Vary, FCIA
A group of dedicated volunteers is looking at potential ways of enhancing the perceived and actual value of acquiring Associate status in the Institute. A number of ideas have been developed which could transform membership of the CIA for many people.
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To an outsider, listening to a conversation between two or more actuaries can be a bewildering experience as they swap such terms as accumulation factor with benefit of survival, DCAT and implicit crash value. So it is no surprise that occasionally non-actuaries make errors when attempting to transcribe such terminology. Several such mistakes were uncovered by retired actuary Mark Campbell.
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J. Peter Marks, FCIA(1965)
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THIS MONTH'S PUBLICATIONS
The following announcements were sent to the CIA Announcements Listserver during March 2011.
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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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