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…

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…

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…