Leadership: what does it mean to you?

Leadership: what does it mean to you?

What does leadership mean to LSE alumni? Here are just a few thoughts.   Collaborative leadership models, not hierarchies Anson Au, MSc Social Research Methods, 2016 Leadership is seen as the ability of a person or organization to guide others. In the age of Trump, Brexit, and the global rise of the Far-right, we are seemingly confronted by a crisis of leadership. Why have leaders bent on dividing societies gained power in the recent past? The answer suggests it isn’t a lack of poor or trusted leaders that confronts us….

Spotlight on our volunteers

Spotlight on our volunteers

(From left to right: Amish Chadha, Ava Mirfendereski, Sarah Reid) Volunteers are what make the CFLSE — without them, it wouldn’t exist! We are so grateful for the work they do — from organizing events, to running the website, to making our alumni association even stronger. Here are three volunteers making a difference across Canada.  Amish Chadha MSc International Relations 2005 Co-president, Montreal chapter Amish has been a member of the CFLSE since 2006 and a volunteer President since he relocated to Calgary in 2011 along with Christopher Mylde – together they…

Demystifying Blockchain, Toronto, Feb 7

Demystifying Blockchain, Toronto, Feb 7

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. But what is exactly is blockchain technology? From smart contracts to smart grid energy management, how can it disrupt and transform the foundational building blocks of society ? What are opportunities, concerns, and barriers facing blockchain technology here in Canada? CFLSE-TO Innovation Speaker Series brings together three expert LSE alumni and industry panelists to discuss this: Fred Dionne – CEO and Founder, IVEP Association – Dubtoken Usman Sheikh – Partner, National Head – Blockchain &…

Distinguished alumni: Dr. Minouche Shafik, director of LSE

Distinguished alumni: Dr. Minouche Shafik, director of LSE

We are honoured to feature Dame Minouche Shafik, the new director of LSE, as our distinguished alumni in this issue of Alumni Reflections. Dr. Shafik holds a BSc in economics and politics from the University of Massachusetts, an MSc in economics from LSE, and a DPhil in economics from the University of Oxford.  She worked as a university professor in the United States, and then spent 15 years at the World Bank. She became the youngest vice-president in the history of the Bank at the age of 36. Dr. Shafik…

LSE Prof Stephan Chambers discusses ‘Purpose and Profit’ in Toronto, Jan 24

LSE Prof Stephan Chambers discusses ‘Purpose and Profit’ in Toronto, Jan 24

Social purpose is now central to debates about business, markets and the firm. Shareholders are increasingly asked to consider the social return on their investment and entrepreneurs more and more start companies with mixed commercial and social purpose. Hear Stephan Chambers, Director of the LSE’s Marshall Institute, talk about ‘Purpose and Profit’ and provide you with more information about LSE’s ground-breaking programme for business leaders and entrepreneurs. Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Time: 6:30pm Venue: CSI Innovation Lab, 215 Spadina Ave, #400, Toronto, ON M5T 2C7 Registration: FREE, but please RSVP via Eventbrite so…

Calgary holiday cheer party! December 12, 2017

Calgary holiday cheer party! December 12, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Come and join fellow LSE alumni for the Calgary chapter’s annual holiday cheer reception. Feel free to bring along a friend/partner to share in the festivities! Date: Tuesday, December 12 Time: 5:00 to 7:30 pm Where: Bridgette Bar, 739 10th Avenue SW, Calgary  Cost: $10 per person – appetizers will be provided. Cash bar.  RSVP using Eventbrite. Sign up early! 

Montreal holiday party! December 13, 2017

Montreal holiday party! December 13, 2017

Please join the Montreal chapter of the CFLSE for its holiday party on December 13th!  It’s a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones. Come out and share some holiday cheer! Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Time: 6:00 p.m. Venue: Burgundy Lion, 2496 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC Cost: Individual restaurant orders RSVP: Via Eventbrite. Please let us know that you’re coming so we have enough space! Look forward to seeing you there! 

Toronto holiday party! December 7, 2017

Toronto holiday party! December 7, 2017

You’re invited to the Canadian Friends of LSE holiday party in Toronto. Come to see friendly faces old and new!    Date: Thursday December 7, 2017  Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Venue: Firkin on Yonge, 207 Yonge Street, Toronto (right across from the Eaton Centre, closest to Queen subway station) Cost: Tickets are $15 and include hors d’ouvres. Cash bar. Buy your ticket via Eventbrite. Limited tickets are available due to venue size; get your ticket soon!   Questions about either event can be directed to toronto@cflse.com  Look forward to seeing you!   Sincerely, CFLSE Toronto Chapter 

Vancouver career series event: Where could my degree take me? Nov 21

Vancouver career series event: Where could my degree take me? Nov 21

Whether you’re a recent grad, building on your career, or looking for something new, CFLSE Vancouver invites you to join us for our exciting inaugural ‘career series’ event. The evening will feature talks from several LSE alumni representing a variety of careers, informal roundtable sessions with each presenter, and also include a tutorial on how you can make your resume stand out from the crowd. Find out about some of the diverse places your degree can take you while getting a chance to network with fellow alumni. We look forward…

Toronto networking pub night November 21!

Toronto networking pub night November 21!

In partnership with the British Canadian Chamber of Commerce and BCS, we are pleased to invite you to a networking pub night in Toronto November 21, 2017! Join us and bring a guest for an evening of networking in a comfortable setting.  Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Location: PJ O’Brien’s Pub, 39 Colborne Street, Toronto (close to King Station) Tickets: There are two ticket options for this event: (1) Regular tickets, which include dinner and one drink for $50; (2) Networking Only tickets, which include one drink for…