History

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It all started when...

In 2016, a student at St. Francis Xavier encountered an obstacle on her path to becoming an actuary. Her problem - that she lived in Atlantic Canada, a place not known for its contributions to the actuarial science community. Her school didn't have an actuarial program and her industry connections were limited. She saw an opportunity for change, so she acted.

Jacqueline Mackay created the first ever Atlantic Canada Actuarial Student Conference (ACASC), featuring guest actuaries and the companies they worked for. The project was a success with over 40 attendees, and for the first time ever, actuarial students in Nova Scotia scored front row seats to experience an industry that had eluded them for so many years.

In March of 2018, Dalhousie University's Actuarial Science Society hosted the second ACASC which built upon the success of the initial conference. There were nearly 100 students from across the Atlantic region in attendance. The second ACASC was spearheaded by the 2018 Society President, David Iruegas.

In March of 2019, the Dalhousie University’s Actuarial Science Society will host the third ACASC. The society hopes to make the conference grow bigger and better than before, drawing even more students, more speakers, and more employers from across Canada.

Help us put Atlantic Canada on the map by joining us at the third ACASC: www.ac-asc.com/register/