Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 At the Prairie Actuary

It's been a busy year, with some pretty major events over 2012.  Here are some highlights.

  1. The CIA approved the Accreditation Process and University of Regina is one of the 10 universities able to grant exemptions to exams FM, MLC, MFE and C.  The news came out in late 2011, but needed approval in June 2012 and the first courses affected were in the Fall 2012 semester.
  2. We offered a new ACSC course, which was initially offered as ACSC390AC in Winter 2012 and will be offered as ACSC316 starting in Winter 2013.
  3. We had a  good group of graduates in the June Convocation.  Top marks (literally) to Ha Lam a double academic award winner.
  4. A number of UofR grads received actuarial designations.
  5. I attended the Actuarial Research Conference in Winnipeg.
  6. We had a visit from Simon Curtis, president of the CIA, who gave a presentation to our students.
  7. On the same day we had the 2012 sort of annual meeting of the Saskatchewan Actuarial Club.
  8. The CAS announced that it would recognize the CIA's accreditation process.
  9. Student Chelsea Valois put her studies on hold to joint the Canadian Women's bobsled team and she remains undefeated in international events.  
  10. I dropped in to visit actuarial students at AON, Cooperators and Great West Life.  I need to visit SGI in 2013!

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