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NORTHERN ALBERTA RISK and INSURANCE MANAGEMENT SOCIETY

The Northern Alberta Risk and Insurance Management Society (NARIMS) membership includes risk and insurance management professionals from a broad range of industries (both public and private sector). Our membership covers the largest geographical area of any RIMS chapter with members in northern Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Edmonton is the central hub of NARIMS, serving Alberta's risk and insurance management community in all parts north of the capital city.

RISK News

  • From a risk management perspective, one of the benefits of automation is that robots can play a significant role in reducing injuries when deployed to replace or support workers in high-hazard jobs, such as those involving high force and repetition. Continue reading
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2017, a total of 5,147 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States. And while this data marks 43 fewer casualties than in 2016, employers Continue reading
  • The Aviation Safety Network (ASN) released its 2018 accident statistics, marking a notable uptick in fatalities from 2017. ASN recorded a total of 15 fatal commercial airliner accidents (12 passenger and three cargo flights), resulting in 556 fatalities. This is in Continue reading
  • National Flood Insurance Program May 31st Extension Avoids Dangerous Lapse in Coverage NEW YORK – In the waning hours prior to the U.S. Federal Government’s partial shutdown, RIMS, the risk management society™, welcomed congressional action to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Extended through May 31, Continue reading

Upcoming Events

NARIMS Holiday Mixer Wednesday December 5, 2018
(click the picture to rsvp)

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NARIMS Presents: Cannabis Legislation - Separating Fact from Fiction, October 10, 2018

To start off the season, we are planning an afternoon session (panel discussion format) focused on the massive legal change of cannabis legalization, set to be Canada wide on October 17, 2018. 

CLICK HERE  or on the picture below for further information and to register your space.

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Click here to read more about cannabis legalization in Canada, federal and provincial roles & responsibilities and legal details. 




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Looking for an interesting read on risk? Check out Peter Bernstein's Against the Gods. 

Here are a few reviews:

A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller

"Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." -The New York Times

"An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." -The Wall Street Journal

"A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." -Business Week

"Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." -The Economist

"[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." -Worth

"No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement." -Robert Heilbroner author, The Worldly Philosophers

"With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it." -John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University

In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today.

"An extremely readable history of risk." -Barron's

"Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." -Money

"A singular achievement." -Times Literary Supplement

"There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company." -The Australian

Click here for your copy.

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