Hamilton-Niagara Convocation



Convocation was hosted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Thank you to all who participated!.

Graduates who meet the academic and employment requirements of the program between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021 will be invited to attend convocation in early 2022. Keep your eye on this space for more information on next year's ceremony.



Hamilton/Niagara Convocation Details

Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. (EST)
Where: Online - connect from anywhere with a connection to the internet!
Registration is now closed. Contact hamiltonniagaramail@insuranceinstitute.ca for more information.


Whether you missed Convocation or simply want to enjoy the experience again, our recording of the event has you covered.


Congratulations to our graduating class!


Chartered Insurance Professionals

Elizabeth Ann Armstrong, CIP  Nikolas Banovic, CIP Allen Bradley Barnett, CIP  
Michael Sebastian Campagnaro, CIP     Shannon Lynn Castonguay, CIP   Benjamin Chambers, CIP
Gregory Raymond Clark, CIP Marina Cosentino, CIP Chad Robert Denyes, CIP
John Detablan, CIP Marah Dobson, CIP Lindsay Farrow, CIP
Katie Fogal, CIP Elizabeth Fonteboa-Quijano, CIP    Ashley Anne Grady, CIP 
Eun Young Han, CIP     Lana J. Hyndman, CIP Erik Johannesson, CIP
Claudine Karen Johnson, CIP Arianne Johnson, CIP    Robin Karen LeBlanc, CIP
Brian James Long, CIP Ashley Manti, CIP  Calvin James Maxwell, CIP
Aidan Grant McCardle, CIP Clara E. Messina, CIP Amanda Miller, CIP
Heather Rochelle Moyer, CIP Hayley O'Brien, CIP  Giuseppe Parla, CIP
Becky Pauls, CIP Sindhuja Ramasamy, CIP Sebastian Rybarczyk, CIP
Neha Sangani, CIP Rebecca Strang, CIP Jade Strother, CIP
Martin Shane van Engen, CIP Ben Joel Verkley, CIP Jennifer Wilson, CIP
Chirine Fawzi Zubeidi, CIP    

Advanced Chartered Insurance Professionals

Tricia Bains, ACIP     
Roy Chet, ACIP     Bradley Vanderhout, ACIP 

Fellow Chartered Professionals

Eustorgio Isaac Gomez, FCIP   

Commercial Insurance Certificate

Kerry Morneau   
Phil Wellings   

General Insurance Essentials (GIE)

Belal Dahab
Julia De Stefano   Victor Espinoza
Karen Maureen Jones     Cassandra Leigh Plug    Jaime St.Onge
Leeann Wilson-Hale    

Risk Management Certificate

Craig D'Addario Steven Elo Brandy Grayley 
Nikola Kosanovic    Melissa Paulino    Ranjit Saini
Shelley Tripp Heather Lynn Warner    Jakub Zarebski


Steps to becoming a CIP during the pandemic

When you successfully complete your final exam in the CIP program, you are automatically eligible to graduate, but a few steps need to happen before you can begin using your CIP designation.

First, we need to ensure you meet the academic and employment requirements of the program, including at least one year of full-time employment in the industry. If we require any additional information from you, you will be notified by email.

Next, the formalities begin! Your name is put forward for election at the next meeting of the Board of Governors. This year, a special election took place in late November 2020. Students who wrote (and passed!) their final exam in August were eligible to start using the CIP designation on December 1, 2020. Students who completed their CIP in December 2020 will be invited to attend convocation as a graduate next year.

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