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Your Institute
By Simon Curtis, FCIA
CIA President

The introduction of four long-term objectives for the Institute, plus the University Accreditation Program and Associateship designation initiatives, make this an exciting time to begin my year as President. Here is a look at these key developments.
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Spotlight
By Phil Rivard, FCIA
The Practice Council and its various committees are kept busy producing a wide range of guidance material and other documents to support practitioners across the actuarial profession. Consequently, extra support is always welcome.
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MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Social networking is playing an increasingly important world in today's business world, bringing professionals and organizations closer together than ever before. But for keeping abreast of news and updates, one website reigns supreme: Twitter.



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Institute News
The CIA’s University Accreditation Program, which is already being supported by 10 universities across Canada, has gained recognition from the Casualty Actuarial Society. Institute President Simon Curtis called it "a landmark decision".



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By Jim Christie, FCIA, CIA Past President
It is hard to believe that a year has passed since I became President of the Institute. As I look back on my term, the Institute has made great strides in many areas. Here is a summary.



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After more than three decades as an actuary and pensions expert, Malcolm Hamilton is about to retire. But as he explains here, leaving work does not mean the end of his involvement in the issues that matter so much to millions of Canadians.



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The CIA, represented by President Simon Curtis, has paid tribute to the University of Manitoba's dedication to supporting the development of the actuarial profession over the past 100 years.




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By Jean-Claude Ménard, FCIA
Social security actuaries play an important role in the evolution of programs affecting millions of people. Now Canadian actuaries are contributing to the development of an international standard to assist all those working in this key area.


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Different actuaries focus on enterprise risk management (ERM) to a greater or lesser extent. But in the latest of our series profiling ERM practitioners, we turn to an organization where ERM is a core function: the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.



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By Alan Cooke, FCIA
Actuaries from Canada and elsewhere are giving their time and experience to help their counterparts in other countries. Here is an update on projects organized by Actuaries Without Borders, and a look at how you can be involved.


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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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Tributes have been paid following the death of Sam Eckler, who founded one of Canada's best-known actuarial companies and was among the CIA's oldest members.
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Herbert Beiles, FCIA(1969), FSA(1969), MAAA(1971)
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THIS MONTH'S PUBLICATIONS
The following announcements were sent to the CIA Announcements Listserver in June, July, and August 2012.
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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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