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Your Institute
By Jim Christie, FCIA
CIA President

The Institute is focused on a number of initiatives designed to increase the emphasis on attracting members and actuarial candidates much earlier in their actuarial careers. To that end we have launched a series of new initiatives, explained here.
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Spotlight
By Dave Dickson, FCIA
There are only a few weeks remaining until the CIA's eligibility requirements change, as part of an initiative to give Associates more value for their membership. Here is an explanation of the changes and what they will mean for current and future members of the CIA.
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MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Some people sign up for courses to learn how to develop their career skills, overcome problems and work and increase their chances of promotion. Others turn to the advice from Mind Tools.




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Institute News
There are just a few days until the ballot opens for the 2012 CIA Elections. There are eight candidates for Director and two for the office of President-elect, and their biographical details and position statements are now available for members to consider.


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Like millions of hockey fans, actuary Alan Ryder is enjoying all the drama of the Stanley Cup. But unlike the majority, he runs a website of expert statistical analysis that has attracted interest from NHL teams.



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Actuaries often help minimize the risks faced by financial organizations. But one actuarial report will result in enormous benefits for an unusual set of clients: maple syrup producers.




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A CIA-sponsored breakfast at the recent Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Symposium in Washington, D.C., proved a hit, attracting around 30 actuaries and non-actuaries keen to establish relationships with other ERM practitioners.



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Inspired by the success of a similar team, the Member Services Council will soon be seeking volunteers to form the new Member Listening Group, ready to be polled on a variety of important issues.




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Peter Grant, FCIA (1965), FSA (1965)
Ray Whaley, FCIA (1965), FSA (1957)
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Each month we give Canada's actuaries an opportunity to highlight recent career moves, promotions and other achievements.
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THIS MONTH'S PUBLICATIONS
The following announcements were published on the CIA Announcements listserver during March.
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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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