20Jun2017
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Canada, Health care
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A Primer on Canadian Health Care

En français by Ella Young As is somewhat common with most of the world’s developed countries, Canada treats health care as a resource for all, regardless of ability to pay. Over the past one-an

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20Jun2017
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Actuarial Science, Canada, Education
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Exciting New Education Agreement Between the CIA and the SOA

En français by Ben Marshall On May 10, 2017, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) and Society of Actuaries (SOA) jointly announced an historic new memorandum of understanding (MOU) on educat

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Society of Actuaries Visits Ningbo University

On June 2nd, the SOA’s lead China representative Jessie Li, FSA and Wencai Hou, FSA, CERA, Deputy Head of Business Development Department of Munich Reinsurance China visited Ningbo University (NU) i

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12Apr2017
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Canada, General, Professional Development
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Life & Annuity Symposium: A Canadian’s Guide

Learn about the different sessions at the 2017 SOA Life & Annuity Symposium taking place this May 8-9 in Seattle. Click here for the Canadian guide to LAS. LAS_Canadian_Guide   &

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12Apr2017
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SOA Blog
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Actuarial Science, Canada
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Pacific Rim Actuaries Club: Chinese New Year Dinner Event

En français by Ben Marshall The Pacific Rim Actuaries Club of Toronto held its 24th annual Chinese New Year dinner at the Crown Princess Fine Dining restaurant on Bay Street in Toronto on Wedne

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12Apr2017
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Canada
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The Value of Face-to-Face Encounters

En français by Ben Marshall Starting at least as early as Dr. Albert Mehrebian’s research in 1971, psychologists have long recognized the importance of nonverbal communications to explain dif

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12Apr2017
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Actuarial Science, Canada
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Innovation in the Evolving Canadian Life Insurance Industry

En français by Melissa Carruthers The Canadian life insurance industry is seeing a wave of innovation across multiple fronts. Evolving customer expectations, shifts in distribution, emerging te

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07Apr2017
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SOA Blog
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Actuarial Science, Asia
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Recap from 2017 SOA/CAA Executive Education Exchange Program

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the China Association of Actuaries (CAA) recently completed the second SOA/CAA Executive Education Exchange Program in Beijing, China. This year's program was j

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23Feb2017
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Actuarial Science, Asia, Professional Development
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2017 SOA/CAA Executive Education Exchange Program

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the China Association of Actuaries (CAA) will hold the second Executive Education Exchange program, March 25-April 2, 2017 in China. In April of 2016, the SOA ho

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13Feb2017
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Actuarial Science, Canada
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Energized by a New Generation

En français by Ben Marshall I didn’t discover the actuarial profession until the end of my university education. I had completed a traditional math program and planned to teach. During my fin

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