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December 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
Note: the CIA Head Office will be closed from noon on December 24 until January 1, and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. EDT on January 2. We wish all our members a happy holiday.
 
By Jacques Lafrance, FCIA
CIA President

The Institute has recently stepped up its efforts to provide current and future members with training opportunities in the area of professionalism, including Annual Meeting sessions and an expanded Professionalism Workshop. I applaud these initiatives.
 
Spotlight
By Bruce Langstroth, FCIA
Given the actuarial profession’s size and scope, differences between practice areas are sometimes acceptable. However, this is not always satisfactory, and the Practice Council will be looking at ways of increasing consistency.
 
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
A new online calculator will help Canadians learn how much they should save to enjoy a happy retirement or get out of debt—and some of the plaudits must go to a CIA member and the Actuarial Foundation of Canada.
 
The CIA Board's latest meeting included discussions on a wide range of topics, including strategic thinking and a levy on non-FCIAs working in Canada. Here are the highlights.
 
By Marcia Gallos, FCIA
In this month’s edition of Volunteers’ Corner, Marcia Gallos outlines some of the techniques to find time to volunteer. She also provides a fact sheet on the CIA volunteer awards program.
 
By David Congram, FCIA
A new book backed by the CIA, Discount Rates in Financial Reporting – A Practical Guide, features a combination of an international review of discount rate practices with real-life case study examples.
 
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.
 
The dedication and commitment of three long-serving members of staff at the CIA Head Office has been recognized in a presentation by Executive Director Michel Simard.
 
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 has been published so far in December.
 
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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