LSE Alumni Canada: Welcome Reception for New Director in Toronto

LSE Alumni Canada: Welcome Reception for New Director in Toronto

We look forward to welcoming LSE’s new director Minouche Shafik to Canada with a reception for alumni on October 23rd in Toronto.  Event information Date: Monday, October 23, 2017 Time:  5:30pm – 7:30pm Cocktail Reception Venue:  Downtown Toronto (venue will be disclosed after registration) Tickets: £15 GBP (approximately $25 CAD); Space is limited; Registration required About the Director Dr. Minouche Shafik was appointed Director of the London School of Economics as of September 1, 2017. An economist by training, Minouche has spent most of her career straddling the worlds of public…

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…

Message from the president, June 2017 alumni newsletter

Message from the president, June 2017 alumni newsletter

In this issue of our Newsletter, we focus on the theme of Social Responsibility. What is social responsibility?  Is it a core value for Canadians?  What about its corporate citizens?  Do we have a social responsibility to provide healthcare to all Canadians, no matter the cost?  In this edition of our CFLSE Newsletter, our alumni weigh in.  Among others, we are absolutely delighted to feature an exclusive interview with one of our most distinguished alumni, Greg Marchildon, Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at the University of…

CFLSE executive committee updates

CFLSE executive committee updates

From top left: Simon Thang, Sean Lee, Azim Hussein, Hilary Carter Here’s a quick brief on what’s happening within the different portfolios of the National Executive Committee. Simon Thang, Vice President, Chapter Development In his role of VP, Chapter Development, Simon has been focusing on initiatives such as establishing new chapters across Canada, engaging our alum in underserviced areas, and forging strategic alliances with other alumni associations. Sean Lee, Vice President, Mentorship In Fall 2016, the Committee developed a first-draft of an evergreen Terms of Reference for Mentorship that will help…

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…

Toronto: Chris Bentley on the Future of Legal Access: What Does it Mean for You? May 1, 2017

Toronto: Chris Bentley on the Future of Legal Access: What Does it Mean for You? May 1, 2017

The Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Friends of the London School of Economics and the Oxford Cambridge Society of Toronto are delighted to host Chris Bentley. Please join us for a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by remarks from Chris Bentley, former Ontario minister of Labour, Training, Colleges and Universities, Energy, Aboriginal Affairs and Attorney General as we discuss the important topic of the Future of Legal Access: What Does it Mean for You? Date: May 1, 2017 Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Venue: Gowling WLG, 100 King St W #1600, Toronto, ON M5X…

LSE Networking night: April 27, 2017

LSE Networking night: April 27, 2017

On April 27, LSE’s dynamic community will come together in cities across the continent to meet up, share career advice, make connections with each other and build a strong network of alumni. Last year 500 alumni participated in events in 17 cities throughout the US and Canada. Events are already being planned in these locations (click on the city links for details): Montreal Ottawa Toronto Vancouver Who is Networking Night for? Who needs networking? Networking is for everyone. This event is for anyone who wants to build a strong professional or social network…