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Six members have just begun their terms of office on the CIA Board, having been successful in the 2012 Elections. Jacques Lafrance, the new President-elect, pictured, is joined by five new Directors.
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Spotlight
By Dave Pelletier, FCIA
Since the last update, the ASB has published two exposure drafts, four notices of intent, and more, while saying goodbye to two members and welcoming a new arrival. Here is a look at what has been happening.
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MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Anybody looking to broaden their knowledge of essential subjects can find many helpful sources on the internet. But one network of websites goes further than most: Intelligence Squared brings leading thinkers together for lively debates about controversial and topical issues, and puts those discussions online for everybody to watch.
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Institute News
Despite their reputation as introverts, actuaries should be at the forefront of media discussions on financial issues. That's the view of CIA Director Bill Chinery, who regularly braves the cameras to share his expertise live on national TV. Here he explains what it involves.



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CIA member Jason Alleyne has found a new avenue for actuaries to demonstrate their expertise: helping to crunch the numbers for people planning to build a sustainable home. His own house project is featured in a magazine in which he urges people to consider hiring an actuary to help make their development a success.


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Rob Hinrichs has stepped away from full-time actuarial work after 30-plus years that took him from insurance to pensions and then workers’ compensation. Now he is beginning a fresh challenge: lowering his golf handicap.



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A series of structural improvement, including establishing four subcommittees, will help the Committee on International Relations (CIR) better deal with the challenges of globalization with respect to accounting standards and regulation.



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Many CIA members have come forward to join the new Member Listening Group (MLG), but there are still vacancies available. You can help shape the Institute's future simply by completing online surveys, and serving on the group will help you accumulate another term of volunteer service.


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Preparations are well in hand for the 30th International Congress of Actuaries, which will take place in Washington, D.C., in 2014. Besides inviting CIA members to attend, the organizers are also seeking sponsors, plus contributors who would like to submit a paper or presentation.


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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 May.
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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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