3CIA 2010 Volunteer Awards Vancouver, British Columbia [Music starts] [Start speaking when music changes slightly and a new sound is added.]Welcome to the 2010 CIA Volunteer Awards Ceremony. Bienvenue à la cérémonie des prix décernés aux bénévoles.I am your host, Ian Rozon, member of the Committee on Volunteer Initiatives.Today, we are recognizing the contribution of several of our dedicated members who have devoted their valuable time to furthering CIA initiatives.[CLICK]Vancouver, British Columbia
4Bronze And the recipients are… 3 periods of volunteer service 13 volunteers have qualified in 2010And the recipients are…[Music changes][CLICK and start speaking immediately after music starts.]The Bronze Award.A bronze award is being presented today to those volunteers who completed [CLICK] their third period of service in 2009.[CLICK] Treize de nos membres à l’honneur sont admissibles cette année et nous soulignons leurs efforts aujourd’hui.[CLICK] They are: [CLICK][Music stops]
6Bronze Lloyd Milani Laura Newman Phil Rivard Lorne Schinbein Jason WiebeLloyd MilaniLaura NewmanPhil RivardLorne SchinbeinJason WiebeLisa Zwicker[CLICK]Lisa Zwicker
7BronzeThank youPlease join me in thanking ALL of our Bronze award recipients. [CLICK after applause]
8Silver And the recipients are… 6 periods of volunteer service 4 volunteers have qualified in 2010And the recipients are…[Music begins][CLICK and start speaking after first two opening strums.]The Silver Award.La palme d’argent est aujourd’hui décerné aux bénévoles [CLICK] qui ont complété leur sixième période de service en 2009.[CLICK] Four of our distinguished members qualified this year and are being recognized today.[CLICK] They are: [CLICK][Music stops]
13SilverThank youVeuillez vous joindre à moi pour remercier tous les récipiendaires de la palme d’argent. [CLICK after applause]
14Gold And the recipients are… 12 periods of volunteer service 5 volunteers have qualified in 2010And the recipients are…[Music begins][CLICK and start speaking after first run of bagpipes.]The Gold Award.A gold award is being presented today to those volunteers who completed [CLICK] their twelfth period of service in [CLICK]Five of our distinguished members qualified this year and are being recognized today.[CLICK] They are: [CLICK][Music stops]
15Gold Wally B ridel Chaired several committees and task forces DCAT Educational Note (Life and P&C)Wally Bridel.Wally graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree in He has served the Institute and the profession on the Eligibility and Education council, as well as on [CLICK] various committees and task forces over the years, chairing several. One of the highlights of his volunteer activities was with the Committee on Risk Management and Capital Requirements, a few years ago, when the committee completed an update to the [CLICK] Dynamic Capital Adequacy Testing (DCAT) educational note. He felt that a good balance was achieved between strengthening guidance in areas that required greater clarity, while maintaining a practical perspective. When asked to describe some key knowledge or skills that he has developed as a result of volunteering with the CIA, Wally had this to say: [CLICK – AUDIO]. [CLICK]
16GoldWally BridelVice-president, corporate actuarial , Munich Re in TorontoInterests: Environment and mentoring younger Fellows and studentsWally is currently [CLICK] vice-president of corporate actuarial with Munich Re in Toronto, Ontario. He has an interest in the [CLICK] environment, particularly with regard to climate change and water resources. He also enjoys mentoring younger Fellows and students. In his spare time, Wally enjoys [CLICK] music, golf and traveling with his family to new and exciting destinations. [CLICK]Music, golf and travel
17Congratulations, Wally! GoldWally could not be here today, but please join me in congratulating him on his outstanding achievement. [CLICK after applause]Congratulations, Wally!
18Gold Luc Farmer Experience spans every level of volunteer group Unique perspective as Secretary-TreasurerLuc Farmer.Luc attended the Université de Montréal, where he earned a Bachelor of Science (Math) degree in He has devoted many years to volunteering [CLICK] for the CIA on committees, task forces, the Practice Standards Council, as well as on the Board and former Council. A highlight of his volunteer work was as Secretary-Treasurer of the Institute, which gave him [CLICK] a unique overall perspective on the challenges the CIA faced. Luc also shared with us, one of his experiences as a member of CLIFR and how their work had a lasting impact.[CLICK - AUDIO] [CLICK part way through audio clip – moves to next slide.]
19Gold Luc Farmer Principal , Eckler Ltd. in Montréal Interests: Woodworking and outdoor activitiesLuc now works as Principal for Eckler Ltd. in Montréal, Québec. Luc’s interests include woodworking, as well as outdoor activities like cycling, canoeing and skiing. He also enjoys a good meal with good friends. [CLICK]Enjoys a good meal with good friends
20Gold Congratulations, Luc! Je demande maintenant à Luc de se diriger vers l’avant afin qu’il reçoive son prix et qu’on le félicite pour cette réalisation remarquable. [wait while he receives award and for applause to stop.] [CLICK]Congratulations, Luc!
21Gold Chris Townsend Served on a variety of volunteer groups Educational note on the Eastern Canada Ice StormChris Townsend.Chris graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree in 1979 and went on to earn his MBA from the University of Toronto in His service to the Institute has covered [CLICK] a wide area, from several practice committees to the Member Services Council, and its communications and administrative groups. Chris is particularly proud of the work he did with the P&C Insurance Financial Reporting Committee in 1998, when the committee produced, in a relatively short period of time, [CLICK] the Educational Note on the Eastern Canada Ice Storm—Treatment in Financial Reporting. His work as a member and as Chair of the Communications Committee, including the production of [CLICK] Beyond Risk magazine, also stands out. When asked if he had any advice to give members who are thinking of volunteering for the first time, Chris didn’t hesitate: [CLICK – AUDIO] [CLICK]Beyond Risk magazine
22GoldChris TownsendSenior vice-president and chief actuary, Aviva Canada Inc. in TorontoChris is currently [CLICK] senior vice-president and chief actuary with Aviva Canada Inc. and lives in Toronto, Ontario. When he’s not at work or volunteering for the CIA, Chris’ favourite pastimes include birdwatching and playing games. [CLICK]Birdwatching and playing games
23Congratulations, Chris! GoldPlease welcome Chris to the stage to receive his award and join me in congratulating him on his outstanding achievement. [wait while he receives award and for applause to stop.] [CLICK]Congratulations, Chris!
24GoldDoug TownsendPractice Standards Council and Actuarial Evidence (AE) CommitteeDoug Townsend.Doug attended the University of British Columbia where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in He has served the Institute on many committees and task forces, as well as on the Practice Standards Council. Doug is particularly proud of his work, both as a member of the [CLICK] Practice Standards Council and as chair of the Actuarial Evidence Committee, as they managed to achieve consensus in order to bring the current [CLICK] Actuarial Evidence Standards into the CIA Consolidated Standards of Practice some years ago. When asked to reflect on his volunteer experience, Doug had the following to share: [CLICK]AE Standards into CSOP
25GoldDoug TownsendNow-retired Founder and Principal of Townsend and Kavanagh, Actuarial ConsultantsDoug is the [CLICK] now-retired Founder and Principal of Townsend and Kavanagh, Actuarial Consultants and lives in Kingston, Ontario. His hobbies include [CLICK] travel, geocaching and sports (on TV). He is also a founding member [CLICK] and past-president of his Rotary Club.[CLICK]Travel, geochaching and sports (on TV)Rotary Club
26Gold Congratulations, Doug! Doug could not be here today, but please join me in congratulating him on his outstanding achievement. [CLICK after applause]Congratulations, Doug!
27Gold Jacques Tremblay Practice Council – Early preparation for IFRS CLIFR – Annual Guidance for the Valuation of Policy Liabilities of Life InsurersJacques Tremblay.Jacques graduated from Université Laval with a Bachelor of Science degree in He has served the profession on several CIA councils, committees and task forces, including the Practice Council in recent years. A highlight of his volunteer service was just recently, in 2009, [CLICK] as Chair of the Practice Council, when he participated in the early preparation for IFRS, overseeing the review of the International Actuarial Standards of Practice (IASPs) and subsequent approval of most of them as educational notes or research papers. Jacques is also proud of his involvement as member and Chair [CLICK] of the Committee on Life Insurance Financial Reporting and the development of the Annual Guidance for the Valuation of Policy Liabilities of Life Insurers. When asked about his overall volunteer experience with the CIA, this is what Jacques had to say: [CLICK-AUDIO] [CLICK]
28Gold Jacques Tremblay Partner, Oliver Wyman in Toronto Coach of the Ajax Under-21 AAA hockey teamJacques is now a Partner with Oliver Wyman in Toronto, Ontario. In his spare time, he golfs, [CLICK] coaches the Ajax Under-21 AAA hockey team and is a [CLICK] season ticket holder with the Toronto Argonauts.Argos season ticket holder
29Congratulations, Jacques! GoldPlease welcome Jacques to the stage to receive his award and join me in congratulating him on his outstanding achievement. [wait while he receives award and for applause to stop.] [CLICK]Congratulations, Jacques!
30GoldThank youPlease join me in thanking ALL of our Gold award recipients. [CLICK after applause] [Music starts]
31CIA 2010 Volunteer Awards Vancouver, British Columbia [Start speaking after two runs are complete.] This concludes our 2010 ceremony. Voilà que met fin à notre cérémonie de Once again, Please join me in congratulating all of our award recipients this year. [wait for APPLAUSE][Start this sentence when the music changes - drum roll up.] Thank you and until next year![Music stops]Vancouver, British Columbia