Taking Toronto innovation to the next level: CFLSE Innovation Series

Taking Toronto innovation to the next level: CFLSE Innovation Series

Globalization, urban migration and severe climate change-related weather events are creating massive new challenges and threats for communities around the world. But these challenges can be overcome with innovation. The Greater Toronto Area has one of the fastest growing start-up ecosystems in the world, and is supporting entrepreneurs as they develop and commercialize new ideas. Toronto ranked 8th out of 500 cities worldwide in the 2016-2017 Innovation Cities Index. From medical sciences to information technology, entrepreneurs are tackling these global challenges. The Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Friends of LSE…

Destination LSE: Coming soon to a city near you!

Destination LSE: Coming soon to a city near you!

We are delighted to invite you to attend Destination LSE: a global series comprising over 90 events throughout the world. The events are organised and hosted by the regional LSE alumni groups. The Destination LSE events are always exciting as they provide a welcome occasion for incoming LSE students to meet and mingle with those who have already experienced the opportunity to study at LSE. These events play a crucial role in the life of our alumni groups as they serve as a great opportunity to link up with future…

Meet your chapter presidents

Meet your chapter presidents

From top left: Kaitlyn Shannon, Jamil Jaffer, Karin Poldaas, Christopher Mylde, Benjamin Dachis, In-Leng Ng, Christine Cail, Dominique Hamel, Shannon Hale Working closely with CFLSE President Usman Sheikh and our National Executive Committee, your chapter presidents bring local alumni together to participate in a cross-section of events that appeal to both recent graduates, retired alumni, and everyone in between. Please meet your leadership team in each city chapter, from Vancouver all the way to Halifax: Kaitlyn Shannon, Co-President, Vancouver Kaitlyn Shannon (MSc International Relations, ’14) is co-chair of the Vancouver…

What does social responsibility mean to you?

What does social responsibility mean to you?

We asked Canadian LSE alumni to tell us what social responsibility means to them. Thank you to the alumni that contributed their thought leadership. Here is what they had to say:  It requires both genders participating equally… Philanthropy is just one form of personal social responsibility, alongside other forms such as volunteering in support of community causes or fighting against social injustice. Yet while the desire to help others is universal and gender neutral, women appear underrepresented among philanthropists.   Ask someone which big names spring to mind when you…

Distinguished Canadian alumni: Dr. Gregory Marchildon

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

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…