An urgent request in these extraordinary times

Dear Alumni, Friends and Partners I hope you are safe and well. After one of the most unusual academic years in LSE’s history, we look to a changed future under different and difficult circumstances. It is in light of this new global reality that I invite you to provide urgent support for our students as we approach our 125th anniversary. COVID-19 has affected the lives and livelihoods of billions of people globally, causing heartache and loss. Millions of people have been affected in previously unimaginable ways. It has also exposed…

An Alum’s Top Networking Tips

By Greg Sullivan, LLM 2004 Do you hate networking?  Some of my friends do, because they see networking as a necessary evil, like going to the dentist.  I think networking suffers from an image problem.  Perhaps this is a carry-over from the go-go 90s, when people networked aggressively, thrusting business cards into the “target’s” hand. If you are a successful networker, it’s because you see networking as relationship building.  It’s give and take, where you are adding value to the conversation.  Perhaps you identify an industry trend, or provide information about an interesting new software…

Deadline Extended – Call for Chair of the CFLSE Toronto Chapter!

Dear Alums: Are you an LSE booster?  Would you like to see a more vibrant LSE alumni community in Toronto?  Perhaps you miss the sense of camaraderie from your student days? Maybe you have ideas for interesting LSE talks or events in Toronto?  If so, we’d love to hear from you!  The Canadian Friends of the LSE (CFLSE) Toronto Chapter is currently seeking to fill the volunteer position of Chair. All LSE alumni living in the GTA are welcome to apply. Primary responsibilities include:– Oversee all activities and initiatives of…

Conférence CFLSE: Hélène V. Gagnon

Joignez-vous à nous pour échanger avec la conférencière Hélène V. Gagnon, qui partagera son expertise en gestion de la réputation et en affaires publiques et traitera, plus particulièrement, de son expérience chez CAE (https://www.cae.com/fr). La conférence, en français, sera suivie par une période de questions. Des bouchées et des consommations seront servies. Hélène V. Gagnon est vice-présidente, Affaires publiques et communications mondiales à CAE depuis 2015. Elle gère la réputation de CAE et renforce les relations et les communications avec les principaux intervenants internes et externes partout dans le monde,…

CFLSE Christmas Events 2019!

As the year draws to a close, various chapters of the Canadian Friends of the LSE are organizing Christmas events! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow alumni or reconnect with old classmates. Whether you’re new in town or already a part of the city, we would love to see you there! Vancouver Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PMVenue: The Irish Heather (210 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2)Ticket Price for Alumni: FREEHow to RSVP: Click here to register online! MontrealDate: Friday, December 6, 2019Time: 6 – 9 PMVenue: Café Parvis…

LSE Event in St. John’s: Meet With Dr. Jillian Terry

The CFLSE hopes that you can join us at Rocket Bakery on August 24 to meet with Dr. Jillian Terry, Assistant Professorial Lecturer; Deputy Director, LSE100: The LSE Course, who will be visiting St. John’s and is looking forward to meeting alumni living in the area. Read More about Dr. Terry! This should be a great occasion to hear news from the School, updates on the newly released 2030 Strategy, and the work Jillian is doing at LSE100 to deliver on the School’s priorities around innovative education for the next…

Destination LSE: Canada 2019 – UPDATE!

In preparation to welcome a slew of new students, the LSE’s alumni chapters around the world partake in Destination LSE, a number of events aimed to introduce prospective students to alumni based in their own city. This is a chance for offer holders to get some sage advice, network, and ask questions! This year, the events will be scheduled between July 29 – August 25, 2019. A number of chapters are partaking this year, particularly Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. All of these chapters have confirmed their venues and…

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.…

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…

Distinguished Canadian alumni: Dr. Gregory Marchildon

We are honoured to feature Dr. Gregory Marchildon as our Distinguished LSE alumni in this issue of Alumni Reflections. Dr. Marchildon currently holds the Ontario research chair in health policy and system design with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He has set himself apart in the fields of health, public policy and economic history through a long and productive career, both in academia and public service. In 2001-02, Dr. Marchildon was the executive director of the federal Royal Commission on the Future…