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Your Institute
By Jim Christie, FCIA
CIA President

During a series of international meetings in the past month, I have been struck by the commonality of issues and concerns facing most actuarial organizations, coupled with a tremendous diversity in approaches.
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Spotlight
By Marc-André Melançon, FCIA
As we are slowly approaching the 2012 CIA Annual Meeting and the ensuing summer period, let me share with you some recent developments, including such topics as communication, social media, and research projects.
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MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Staying on top of current and future economic trends can be a difficult proposition. But the website of the not-for-profit Conference Board of Canada is designed to give professionals a broad base of essential information via a mix of free and paid-for research, data, webinars, and much more.

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Institute News
Starting on June 1, 2012, CIA Associates who have met the new eligibility requirements can use the letters ACIA after their names. The change to the status of Associates comes at an exciting time for the CIA, and here is a look at what it means.



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Recently, the Eligibility and Education Council (EEC) adopted a guidance document relating to the changes that were made to Rule 13 last year. This article provides an overview of Rule 13 and the process that is followed when a member becomes aware of a material noncompliance by another member.


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The CIA Member Listening Group, designed to be a representative pool of members, has launched. It will be expected to deliver its opinions and thinking on topics of importance to the CIA Board, Secretariat, councils, and committees through the completion of short online surveys, and we encourage you to be involved.


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Actuarial evidence (AE) practitioners tackle such complex and interesting issues as marriage breakdown pension valuations, estates disputes, and more—yet only 3 percent of Canadian actuaries cite it as their primary practice area. Here is a look at this fascinating field and the challenges and opportunities it can offer.

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His career has covered life and non-life insurance, reinsurance, and more, but as far as Bruce Paterson is concerned, every role has involved enterprise risk management (ERM). After all, he says, every actuary is in ERM.



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CIA member John Hele had such good memories of one of his high school teachers that he has paid tribute to him in an unusual way—naming part of a new university building after him.




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Everybody in the profession knows that being an actuary is one of the best careers, and a recent survey confirmed it. But now actuaries have come under fire from an ex-broadcaster who claims working as one would be worse than being trapped in an elevator with Donald Trump.


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Robin Leckie, one of the exclusive group of actuaries who have served as President of both the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and Society of Actuaries, has told movingly of how Alzheimer’s disease has transformed his life.


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This year the CIA Secretariat will again begin summer hours, meaning that the offices will close down on Friday afternoons during June, July, and August.



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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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Kimberley Harris, FCIA (1990)
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THIS MONTH'S PUBLICATIONS
The following announcements were published on the CIA Announcements listserver during April.
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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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