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…

Distinguished Canadian alumni: The Right Honourable Kim Campbell

From 1970 to 1973, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell pursued three years of graduate work in Soviet Studies at LSE. We are pleased to share her reflections on her program of study at the LSE, what student life was like in London – as well as her advice for current students. Interview by Ryan Khan Edited by Hilary Carter Why did you choose LSE? “I liked the idea of travelling and studying in Britain. The great thing about LSE was it was in the heart of London, where other schools…