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June 2015 In This Issue
Your Institute
Institute News
Calendar of Events
Board and Council Updates
Elliott Bauer
D.W. Simpson & Company
Eckler Ltd.
Your Institute
By Jacques Tremblay, FCIA
CIA President 2014-2015

In his final video message before handing the position of CIA President to Rob Stapleford, Jacques Tremblay looks back at the highlights of his year in office, and thanks all those who helped make it such a success.
By Bruce Langstroth, FCIA
Actuarial practice in Canada is governed by standards, educational notes, and research papers. But these do not carry equal weight or significance. Here is a look at the differences between them.
Insight Decision Solutions
Each month we give Canada's actuarial professionals an opportunity to highlight recent career moves, promotions, and other achievements. Don’t miss this chance to keep your peers informed about you and your company.
Institute News
Tributes have been paid to Geoff Guy, FCIA (1973), FIA (1973), ASA (1975), MAAA (1988), the first chair of the Actuarial Standards Board and a former Secretary-Treasurer of the CIA, who has passed away at the age of 68.
A financial literacy strategy for Canada was launched this month, following widespread consultation. The CIA is just one of many expert groups that had called for such an initiative, and here is a look at what it involves.
As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the CIA sent volunteer actuaries back to the classroom to give students an insight into the profession. The initiative also involved a competition, and the prize for the winning student has just been presented.
By Andrew Melvin
In order for the CIA to achieve its strategic goal of being widely recognized by the Canadian public as a leading contributor on risk-related issues, its members must spread the word about their opinions and expertise. Here is the first in a series of articles with advice on how to do just that.
By Mathieu Boudreault, ACIA, and Sheldon Lin, ACIA
A scholarship of $10,000 has been presented to a would-be actuary as part of a CIA program designed to promote graduate studies in actuarial science and bring new knowledge to the profession.
The CIA has launched an online tool designed to provide CIA members with the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas on potential research topics.
The first forum organized by the CIA’s Climate Change and Sustainability Committee brought together experts in climate change, a government minister, and many actuaries interested in learning more about this increasingly important area.
By Marie-Eve Bourgault
The Institute’s 50th anniversary offers a timely opportunity to look at one facet of the organization that helps identify the Institute as a pioneer in the profession: its bilingualism policy.
This 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.
Once again the CIA Head Office is following the practice of summer hours, meaning that the offices are closed on Friday afternoons during July and August.
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 this month.
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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