Barbara Sanders, FSA, FCIA, is an actuarial educator and researcher. After spending eight years in pension consulting, Barbara joined Simon Fraser University where she is associate professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. Her research is heavily influenced by her background in industry, exploring emerging issues in pension practice. Her current interests include sustainability in occupational pension plans, and the effective design, management, and regulation of risk sharing in these arrangements. Barbara is actively involved in public policy discussions surrounding pensions: she chaired the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Task Force on Target Benefit Plans, is an Associate Fellow of the National Institute on Ageing at Toronto Metropolitan University and a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Pension Policy Council. Barbara holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and an M.Sc. in Actuarial Science.