Canadian Student Association Grows
by Stephanie Kivell, President, ANEA/ASNA

Founded in 1989, the Actuarial Students’ National Association (ANEA/ASNA) represents about 97 percent of actuarial students in Canada. It is comprised of members from Concordia University; Laval University; the University of Quebec in Montreal; and the Universities of Montreal, Toronto, Waterloo, and Western Ontario. It is now affiliated with the Universities of Calgary and Manitoba.

ANEA/ASNA’s mandate is to establish and maintain communication between the different universities and to represent the students to professional organizations—the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA), the Society of Actuaries (SoA), and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). The association also aids in promoting and demystifying actuarial science and in dispelling the "typical actuary" image.

To meet its goal, ANEA/ASNA publishes a biannual magazine (April and September) that features articles on various actuarial topics and issues affecting the student. ANEA/ASNA also organizes an annual convention hosted by one of the Canadian universities. The convention presents speakers from the actuarial field and aims to make students aware of the challenges and realities that await them in the future.

For more information, please visit ANEA/ASNA’s official Internet Web site at http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/~asna.