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September 2013 In This Issue
Your Institute
Spotlight
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Institute News
THIS MONTH'S PUBLICATIONS
Calendar of Events
Board and Council Updates
Elliott Bauer
D.W. Simpson & Company
North American Search Group
Your Institute
By Jacques Lafrance, FCIA
CIA President

It is with pride and confidence that I begin my term as President of the Institute. Pride because our profession enjoys a solid reputation, and confidence because we can count on a strong headquarters team and scores of dedicated volunteers. Still, we are faced with a number of challenges.
 
Spotlight
By Jason Vary, FCIA
Chair, Eligibility and Education Council

University education, oversight of professional examinations, Canadian-specific education, and work experience provide excellent balance. Here is an overview of the current system.
 
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Each month we give Canada's actuaries an opportunity to highlight recent career moves, promotions, and other achievements. Don’t miss this opportunity to keep your peers informed about you and your company.
 
Institute News
The Research Committee’s work has already proved important to the CIA, its members, and the public—but its members have many more projects underway, as this update explains.
 
We need to consider more and more the harmonization of our approaches to what is being developed across the planet, to ensure we respond to the demands of our customers. As the influence of international initiatives grows, so does the need for the CIA to stay connected to them.
 
Having already completed a marathon, Iron Man event, and other challenges, CIA member Jean-Guy Sauriol is now preparing for his latest adventure: rowing the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean.
 
What does the future hold for life expectancy? A leading Canadian actuary will be among those hoping to answer that question at the Society of Actuaries’ Living to 100 Symposium in Orlando.
 
In the latest coup for the CIA, three of its members have been appointed to review the 26th Actuarial Report on the Canada Pension Plan.
 
CIA President Jacques Lafrance has spoken out in support of defined benefit pension plans, saying that their promise had to be taken seriously.
 
CIA volunteers are part of a team developing a climate change index for actuaries. Now their work has received fresh support from a leading member of the profession.
 
Registration is open for the 2014 International Congress of Actuaries, running from March 30–April 4 in Washington, D.C. Don’t miss this opportunity to Learn, Interact, and Grow.
 
In this month’s edition of Volunteers’ Corner, Marcia Gallos outlines some of the top qualities of a good volunteer. She also reminds us of how you can start volunteering in the CIA.
 
This new feature in the (e)Bulletin gives members an opportunity to tell their peers about themselves via the answers to 10 straightforward and fun questions. The questionnaire is a way of temporarily turning the focus away from the day-to-day work of actuarial science and more towards the people who make up the profession.
 
Pierre Desmarais, FCIA(1971), FSA(1971)
Earl Petz, FCIA(1971), FCAS(1952), MAAA(1965)
Michael McGuinness, FCIA(1965), FSA(1960), MAAA(1976)
 
THIS MONTH'S PUBLICATIONS
Each month the CIA publishes numerous documents to ensure its members and the public are kept up to date with the latest developments. The Institute also sends tweets on issues of interest to actuaries, the media, and others. Here is a round-up of what was published during September.
 
Calendar of Events
The Calendar of Events provides information on all the CIA's upcoming meetings and webcasts.
 
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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