Past Webinars

All our webinars are recorded and uploaded below shortly after the presentation date for you to watch at your convenience.

Click here for June 2020 Webinar

Title: “Well-Being and Motivation During Quarantine: Strategies for Self-Care and Managing Your Time” 

Presenters: Ali, MA and Agnes Hsin, MSc

Topic:

Two learning strategists from the University of Toronto discuss strategies on how to apply simple, evidence-based actions in a variety of ways to promote mental health and wellbeing, set achievable goals, and maintain your motivation while practicing physical distancing and managing stressors related to COVID-19.


Click here for May 2020 Webinar

Title:  “Actuarial Science in the Atlantic: Strategies for Success”

Presenters:

Matt Connolly, co-VP Atlantic 2020-21

Madison Burke, co-VP Atlantic 2020-21

 

Topics:

Learn advice for launching a successful career from a university with a young actuarial program or no program at all. Hear from two current university students studying in fairly young actuarial programs in Atlantic Canada about resources available for actuarial students and how to be successful in schools with these characteristics.

 


Title: How to Become Successful in the Actuarial Profession

Presenters:

Ashwin Gopwani, FSA, FCIA, CFA

Talia Pankewycz, FSA, FCIA, CERA

Topic:​

What are the key areas that define student success? What are the most important skills that I can develop in university to stand out from my peers? What are some of the proven techniques and strategies that can help succeed at actuarial exams, internships, and the career overall? This webinar introduced the secrets of actuarial success from our two presenters who are highly experienced and successful actuaries at Sun Life.


​Title: Hacking University 101 – ABC’s of Student Success

Presenter: Carlo Lahura, ACAS, Chairman, ASNA Board of Directors

Topic: What proven methods can I use for scoring a job offer? How can I overcome obstacle XYZ? Is there anything I can do to stand out from my peers? These are the types of topics our interactive webinar, presented by ASNA’s Chairman, Carlo Lahura, will discuss and promise to equip you with the best tools to ensure your success as an aspiring professional. Make sure to mark your calendars and come out for what promises to be an insightful and informative webinar for obtaining you that career edge you deserve!


​Title: ABC’s of Student Success

Presenter: Victor Wang, President 2017-2018

Topic: This webinar will cover topics surrounding the best avenues towards student success as an aspiring actuary.


​Title: Studying in Young Actuarial Science Programs

Presenter: Rebecca Whitmore, VP Finance 2017-2018 & Calvin Cheng, VP West 2017-2018

Topic: This webinar will discuss best practices of studying actuarial science in schools with young actuarial programs (such as schools in the West, and McGill).


​Title: Case Competitions: A Walkthrough

Presenter: Haider Imam, President-Elect 2017-2018

Topic: A run-through of an actual case competition; highly recommended as practice material to prepare for the ASNA Case Competition!


Title: ActSci 101 – ABC’s of Student Success

Presenter: Carlo Lahura, President 2016-2017

Moderator: Roxanne Vezina, CIA Coordinator

Topic: Key areas that define student success, common pitfalls to avoid during your university career, as well as consolidated strategies and tips from ASNA’s most successful alumni.

Click here for the November 2020 Webinar

Title: “Introduction to working in Property and Casualty Industry”

Presenters:

Haider Imam, President 2018-2019

Angel Yang, President 2019-2020

Topic:

Ex-Presidents Angel Yang and Haider Imam give a brief intro to working in P&C industry including why they chose to work in P&C industry, what a day in their life looks like and how COVID-19 has affected their work life.


Click here for October 2020 Webinar

Title: “Réassurance 101 (en français)”

Presenters:

Sébastien Ethier, Actuaire, Solutions de réassurance individuelles, Munich Re

Philippe Legault Michaud, Actuaire, Solutions de réassurance collectives, Munich Re

Topic:

Durant cette présentation, nous donnerons une vue globale d’un domaine qui est souvent méconnu des étudiants et du public en général, soit la réassurance. Nous donnerons notamment plus de détails concernant la raison d’être des compagnies de réassurance et le travail plus concret d’un actuaire en réassurance de personnes.  


Click here for the August 2020 Webinar

Title: “Introduction to Microinsurance”

Presenter: Denis Garand FCIA, FSA 

Topic:

Learn about what microinsurance is, the goals and challenges with implementing microinsurance programs and what it is like to work in this area of actuarial practice.


 

Click here for the April 2020 webinar

Title:  “Introduction to Actuarial Consulting: Strategies for Success”

Presenters:

Abina Premachandran, ASNA Board of Directors, 2020-2021

Carlo Lahura, FCAS, ASNA Board of Directors, 2017-2019

Topic:

Learn about the day to day life of a consulting actuary from two industry experienced speakers, as well as hear more about this career path and proven techniques and strategies that can help you succeed in consulting.


Title: Non-Traditional Actuarial Career Paths

Presenters:

Barry Maher, Senior Specialist, Disaster Risk Finance, FCMNB and GFDRR

Victor Wang, Actuarial & Analytics Lead, PULA Advisors

Topic:​

This webinar provides insights from current full-time actuaries on their experiences working in actuarial roles outside of re/insurance companies and actuarial consulting firms. It featured speakers Barry Maher and Victor Wang, where they discussed international work projects with the World Bank actuarial team and provided insurance to smallholder farmers across East Africa respectively.


Title: The 4 Secret Ingredients to Start your Analytics Career

Presenters:

Raymond Li, Intermediate Advanced Analytics Professional at Economical Insurance

Laurence Verheye, Team-lead – Model and Pricing Analytics at Economical Insurance

Topic:​

The growing demand for sophisticated predictive models in insurance companies means that analytics roles are increasingly available. This webinar offers advice for actuarial students on skills to develop and methods to maximize their chances of securing a role in analytics and data science.


Title:  Introduction to industry: Life, P&C, what does it all mean?

Presenters:Aditi Kuwar and Angel Yang

Topic:​

Life or P&C? You may have asked this question a thousand times to yourself, but what are the major differences between these two types of insurance? What should we expect in each career? This webinar helps you learn more about Life and P&C. We introduced exam requirements, major employers, company cultures, as well as job expectation in both directions.


​Title: Actuarial Science and Operations Research: Blending the Disciplines

Presenter: Jeffrey Baer, FCAS, Director of Advanced Analytics for Economical Insurance and Sonnet Insurance; Craig Sloss, PhD,Technical Specialist on the Advanced Analytics team at Economical Insurance

Topic: Actuarial science applies statistical concepts to quantify financial and insurance risk. Operations research develops optimal business processes within an organization. How are these two mathematical disciplines related? In this webinar, we will explore the connections between these fields within a P&C insurance context. Through a series of case studies, we will explain how integrating actuarial science and predictive analytics into operations research problems can improve top-line growth, risk management, and the customer experience.


Title: Actuarial Overview: An Area of Opportunity

Presenters:

Sabina Preda, P&C Actuarial Analyst at KPMG

Catherine Martin, Analyst at the Actuarial Practice of Oliver Wyman

Topic:​

If you are an actuarial student whose first language is not the language of Shakespeare, but the language of Molière, then this webinar is perfect for you! Math is a universal language, but do you know where you are going with your studies in actuarial mathematics? Catherine Martin and Sabina Preda, two former VPs of ANÉA-ASNA, know it and are waiting for you to talk about it! On the menu: P&C insurance versus life insurance, insurance companies versus consulting firms, working in Québec versus working elsewhere. Join them for the first ASNA Francophone webinar!

Click here for September 2020 Webinar

Title: “Making your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out”

Presenter: Ross Macpherson, President – Career Quest

Topic:

An expert in advanced career strategies shares his best tips for job seekers’ LinkedIn profiles. Learn the top 3 components of your LinkedIn brand for networking, how you can properly write the Headline under your name, simple ways to construct a great About section, what to include in your Experience and Education sections and additional tricks that only the pros know.

​Title: Successful Strategies for Breaking into the Actuarial Industry

Presenter: Haider Imam, President 2018-2019

Topic: This webinar will provide strategies for helping with finding the work term or full-time role that you wish to land.


​Title: Scoring A+ In Interview 2018

Presenter: Hannah Watson, Director of Marketing 2015-2016

Topic: This webinar will maximize your performance in interviews, including how to optimally secure an interview itself and follow up after the interview.


​Title: Scoring A+ in Interviews 2017

Presenter: Winnie Luong, Senior Advisor 2016-2017

Moderator: Carlo Lahura, President 2016-2017

Topic: Maximizing your performance in interviews, including how to optimally secure an interview, the interview itself, and following-up after the interview.

Click here for July 2020 Webinar

Title: “COVID-19 and Your Work Term” 

Additional video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QgamdFrK1ssbpExYZPDSM-B0NNZuzxnO/view?usp=sharing

Presenter:

Michael Stinchcombe, FSA, FCIA, Director of Actuarial Marketing Services at Canada Life, and a student panel of Canada Life summer interns

Topic:

A qualified actuary and a student panel share their first hand experience of working remotely, adapting to changing times and achieving success as an actuarial student during COVID-19.


Title: Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Internship/Co-op Experience

Presenters:Haider Imam & Abina Premachandran, Board of Directors 2019-2020

Topic:​

Employers seek interns who are motivated and exhibit a “go-getter” attitude. They want people doing internships in their company to have a strong work ethic, be dependable, and work well, both independently and in a team environment.

Join us and learn how you, as an intern/co-op student, can increase your chance to have a successful work term, and leverage your experience for other opportunities!


​Title: How to Ace Your First Internship

Presenter: Siddhesh Pawar, Board of Directors 2017-2018

Moderator: Victor Wang, President 2017-2018

Topic: This series will provide insights from current and past actuarial students on how to achieve success in your work terms.


​Title: A Day in the Life of an Actuary

Presenter: Jonathan Bondy, Former Executive

Moderator: Victor Wang, President 2017-2018

Topic: Learn the responsibilities of this career and what to expect around the workplace.

​Title: How to Pass Actuarial Exams

Presenter: Stephen Camilli, FSA, President of ACTEX Learning; Mike Jennings, FSA, CERA is the Co-Founder & COO at Rethink Studying; Roy Ju, FSA, CERA is the Co-Founder & CEO at Rethink Studying

Topic: The webinar will provide students with the best practices on studying and preparing to pass actuarial exams, with an added extended Q&A portion.


​Title: Actuarial Exam Success

Presenter: Kelvin Yang, Senior Advisor 2016-2017

Moderator: Victor Wang, President 2017-2018

Topic: How to successfully prepare and pass  your actuarial exam.

​Title: Intro to R and Excel

Presenter: Brian Fannin, CAS Staff Research Actuary & Derek Wong, Analytics Senior Consultant

Topic: The webinar will provide students with the fundamentals of the two most commonly used software by actuaries, as well as its uses and applications.


​Title: Excel Basics

Presenter: Roger Tran, Board of Directors 2017-2018

Moderator: Victor Wang, President 2017-2018

Topic: Importance of learning basic Excel skills before being employed.

Click here for December 2020 Webinar

Title: “How to succeed at the 2021 Virtual Convention 1.0”

Presenter: Nikhil Kakadiya, President-Elect 2020-2021

Topic:

Learn how to successfully navigate and prepare for our first virtual convention ever, receive an overview of the sponsors and the actuarial industry, as well as hear overall strategies for success at the 2021 virtual convention.


Title: How to Succeed at Niagara Falls 2020

Presenters:

Nikhil Kakadiya, Convention Chair 2019-20

Liddie-Beth Palmers, President-Elect 2019-20

Description: Are you excited for the upcoming ASNA 2020 convention? Do you have any last-minute questions about how to prepare? ANÉA-ASNA invites you to join us to learn how successfully navigate and prepare for the career fair, receive an overview of the sponsors and the actuarial industry, as well as hear overall strategies for success at the Niagara Falls 2020 convention! If this is your first time attending the annual ASNA convention or if you have questions about how to prepare for success, then this webinar is perfect for you!


​Title: How to Succeed at Montreal 2019 2.0

Topic: This webinar will cover specific topics relating to the career fair and landing an interview at the convention.


​Title: How to Succeed at Montreal 2019 1.0

Topic: This webinar will be a run-through of the upcoming convention.


​Title: How to Succeed at Ottawa 2.0

Presenter: Haider Imam, President-Elect 2017-2018

Topic: This webinar will cover specific topics relating to the career fair and landing an interview at the convention.

​Title: How to Succeed at Ottawa 2018 1.0

Presenter: Jacqueline Mackay, Convention Chair 2017-2018

Topic: This webinar will be a run-through of the upcoming convention.


​Title: Proven Techniques for Success at Toronto 2017 2.0

Presenter: Victor Wang, President-Elect 2016-2017

Moderator: Carlo Lahura, President 2016-2017

Topic: How to successfully navigate and prepare for the convention’s career fair, overview of the sponsors and actuarial industries, and overall strategies.


​Title: Proven Techniques for Success at Toronto 2017 1.0

Presenter: Haider Imam, Convention Chair 2016-2017

Moderator: Carlo Lahura, President 2016-2017

Topic: How to successfully navigate the convention’s many events and what strategies to implement to help maximize convention experience.