From Professionals

I was a speaker at the 2017 ASNA convention, and I was amazed at the number and at the enthusiasm of the students attending the convention. There were seven hundred people, and that is just a fraction of all those studying actuarial science in Canada! I remember thinking, ‘WOW! There is a lot of interest in the actuarial field here.’ When I talked and discussed with them, they all seemed pretty sharp individuals, so I think we are getting very strong students in the profession, and I am very pleased.
Mike Lombardi
President (2017-2018)

Society of Actuaries

Munich Re has been a proud supporter of the ASNA Convention over the past few years and we have been impressed with the quality of the students at the events and their interest in further developing their skills and knowledge. Your convention offers a great opportunity for employers and students to network and share ideas and aspirations.

Frédéric Jacques
Assistant Vice President, Living Benefits.

Munich Reinsurance

Lise and I were part of a group of University of Manitoba students that attended ASNA as students in 2007. We had a fantastic time meeting other actuarial students from across the country and getting to know a little bit more about the industry and all the different employers out there. After graduating the next year, both of us had started working at Manulife and were thrilled to be asked to attend as employers. It was fun for us to get to be there on the other side and see that it’s also a great opportunity for employers. As an employer, it was exciting to get to meet the next generation of actuaries as well as network with others in the actuarial community and show the students why we’re proud to be working for Manulife.

Louise Hughes and Lise Arbez
Senior Actuarial Associates

Manulife Financial

The ASNA Convention was a great opportunity for us at Manulife to meet the actuaries of tomorrow. We were able to share the Sun Life story with a diverse range of strong candidates during the career fair.

Martin Reeves
Assistant Vice President, Fixed Annuity Business

Sun Life Financial

ASNA is a great networking opportunity for industry and students, as well as an invaluable recruiting experience for us to meet students from across Canada. Manulife is very committed to ASNA through our Diamond-level sponsorship and by sending many presenters—I feel honoured to have been asked to present and look forward to ASNA’s continuing success!

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Division.
Manulife Financial

I attended ASNA during my last year in university. Excellent networking opportunity! Highly recommended!

Ricky Chu
Actuarial Associate, Individual Insurance Valuation

Manulife Financial

I attended ASNA as both a student and as an employer. As a student, it was exciting to meet students from other universities and to share stories about our early experiences in actuarial science. It was also great seeing all the possibilities presented by the various employers. Not to mention, it ended up being a great way to meet and bond with my fellow classmates. As an employer, it was always fun seeing the excitement and drive of the new generation of actuarial students, and it was a great place to recruit.

Ryan Charland
Assistant Vice President and Pricing Officer, U.S. Life Product Management.

Manulife Financial