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Your Institute
By Simon Curtis, FCIA
CIA President

The foundations of the Institute’s direction and its goals are the vision and mission statements, which ultimately drive our specific strategic and operational objectives. We recently adopted updated versions of both statements, which will have an impact on our plans for the future.
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Spotlight
By Dave Pelletier, FCIA
This article is an update of activity of the Actuarial Standards Board since my previous report for the (e)Bulletin in June of last year. It covers such topics as final standards, exposure drafts, and new and departing members.
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MOVERS AND SHAKERS
In the fields of mathematics and statistics, new ideas and innovative approaches to long-standing problems are being unveiled all the time. One way of staying abreast of the latest research is to join the millions of professionals who use ScienceDaily.



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Institute News
By Marc-André Belzil and Dave Dickson, FCIAs
The Research Committee is a very important CIA committee that is always seeking new recruits and new ideas. Volunteering helps its members in a number of ways, and here is a look at how you can contribute your time or your suggestions.


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The question of whether laws should protect the privacy of Canadians’ genetic information is an increasingly important issue for insurers. The CIA is considering a fresh contribution to this debate, and is seeking volunteers to become involved.



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Help and incentives are at hand for actuarial students interested in joining the property/casualty practice area. The CAS Trust is offering scholarships of $2,000 to three people who can demonstrate the right combination of enthusiasm and aptitude.



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Actuaries and CIA staff recently joined forces in Manitoba to promote the Institute to would-be members of the profession, and their work attracted great attention from interested students.




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For many actuaries, a passion for mathematics is the foundation of their chosen career. But scientists have discovered that for some people, just thinking about a math-related task can be literally painful.




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J. Bruce MacDonald, FCIA(1965), FSA(1955), MAAA(1966), FCA(1974)
Geoffrey Horrocks, FCIA(1965), FSA(1961)





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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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A broad range of issues were discussed at the latest Board meeting, including the Institute's strategic thinking, reserved roles, and the possibility of new levies for some members. Here are the highlights.
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THIS MONTH'S PUBLICATIONS
The following Announcements were sent to the CIA Announcements Listserver during December 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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