Monday, January 11, 2016

Princeton Ivy Pub Night

Dear Toronto-area Princeton Alumni:

Toronto’s second quarterly all-Ivy+ pub night will be taking place on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Queen & Beaver Pub, 35 Elm Street, Toronto

To register for this free event - click here

This quarter’s all-Ivy+ pub night is planned by the Penn-Wharton Club of Toronto and the Princeton Alumni Association of Canada, Toronto Chapter, and includes alumni of Brown, Cambridge, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Oxford, Penn-Wharton, Princeton, Stanford and Yale.

DETAILS:
Wednesday, January 27, 6:00-9:00pm
Queen & Beaver Pub
35 Elm Street (two blocks north of Dundas, between Yonge & Bay) 
Cash BarSpace is limited - register ASAP!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Princeton Toronto Scotch Tasting Event

Dear Toronto-area Princeton Alumni:

In the mid-2000s, Glenfiddich ran ads on NJ Transit suggesting that if you drank enough of their Scotch you could eventually differentiate subtle flavours like grapefruit and clover honey. We remember because when we tried our best and drank the Scotch, we never did find the honey that was promised even as the bottled piled up.

Maybe it was our youth, maybe it was our unrefined palates, maybe we had too much Milwaukee’s Best or maybe Hoagie Haven burnt out our delicate taste buds (SaltPeppaKetchup?). Whatever the reason, it’s time to give fancy Scotch another shot.

On Thursday, November 19th, we will host a whiskey tasting featuring some of the finest single malts available at the LCBO. And to guide us through the tasting we’ll have a former purchaser for the LCBO there to tell us if that sugary gasoline-like flavour is the honey-clover-grapefruit taste that we’ve been chasing all these years.

Whiskey and some light wines will be served along with some snacks and enough pizza to count as dinner.

The event is being hosted by Claire Gowdy ’07 and Sandy Gibson ‘06 at Sandy’s loft near Richmond and Brant.

Please RSVP to Claire Gowdy ’07 at cgowdy@alumni.princeton.edu. As spaces are limited, we ask that you limit yourselves to bringing one guest only.

Survey - Toronto Events

Dear Princeton Alumni:

In the coming year, we hope to bring more events to Alumni in the Toronto Area. Please complete the survey at the link below to let us know what types of events would be most appealing to you:

https://alumnisurvey.formstack.com/forms/untitled_form_3
The survey, created by alumnae Sadia Rahman '99, will be online until November 25, 2015. If you don't have time to complete the survey, but have any feedback for us, feel free to e-mail Belinda Schubert at schubert@alumni.princeton.edu.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

PAAC - All-Ivy Plus Pub Night - October 21, 2015

Dear Alumni:

Toronto’s first quarterly all-Ivy+ pub night will be taking place on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Elephant & Castle, 212 King Street West.

To register for this free event, go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/all-ivy-plus-pub-night-tickets-19035625067.

This quarter’s all-Ivy+ pub night is planned by the Columbia Alumni Association of Toronto and the Harvard Club of Toronto, and includes alumni of Brown, Cambridge, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Oxford, Penn-Wharton, Princeton, Stanford and Yale.

DETAILS:
Wednesday, October 21 6:00-9:00pm
Elephant & Castle (Back Room Bar; North End)
212 King Street West
(at Simcoe, just west of King & University; Subway: St. Andrew)
Cash Bar
Space is limited - register ASAP!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Two Princetonians in National Design Contest - Help some brothers out?

Dear Princeton Alumni, Family, and Friends,

We hope everyone is enjoying the start of Fall.


Two of your fellow Tigers have some exciting news. Timothy Hsia '06 and Stephen Hsia '08 (of Richmond, BC) are finalists in a national design contest hosted by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Mint is changing all coins in 2017, in time for Canada's 150th birthday. Tim and Stephen's designs were selected out of 10,000 submissions. But now it is up to the general public to vote online for the winners, and Tim and Stephen need your help.
Would you consider taking a few seconds to help Tim and Stephen today?

1. Go to 
Mint.ca/Canada150
2. Vote for Tim's design "Dance of the Spirits" (under the category 'Our Wonders')
3. Vote for Stephen's design "Confederation Bouquet" (under the category 'Our Character')
4. Forward this email to your family and friends, and encourage them to vote more than once (Please do!). 

Voting ends October 9, 2015.


For more information about Tim and Stephen's coin designs, please visit 
coinfederation.wordpress.com -- but don't forget to vote! It would be very exciting to have two Princetonians design Canada's coins in 2017, and Tim and Stephen want to thank everyone personally for all your help in advance.

Kevin Yip '01

Friday, August 28, 2015

2015 Princeton Annual Dinner - October 8, 2015

Dear Princeton Alumni, Parents and Friends:

Please join us on Thursday, October 8, 2015 for our Annual Princeton Alumni Dinner. Professor Kinohi Nishikawa of the Department of English will give a talk entitled African American Literature by Design.


To view Prof. Nishikawa's biography, go to here


Location

The Roof Salon
Park Hyatt Toronto
4 Avenue Road 
Toronto, ON M5R 2E8 Canada
T: 416 926 2377
parkhyatttoronto.com

Details
Cocktails (cash bar) at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 per person

Please order tickets at: paac2015.eventbrite.ca


Subway

The Park Hyatt can be reached from either St. George or Bay stations.

Parking

Event parking at the Hyatt costs $35.00 per vehicle, including taxes. Other local parking lots include:


- 9 Bedford Road, which is north of Bloor Street, west of Avenue Road (cars only)
- 148 Cumberland Street, which is north of Bloor Street, east of Avenue Road
- 37 Yorkville Avenue, which is north of Bloor Street and east of Bay Street.

If you prefer not to pay for tickets online, please RSVP by emailing Belinda Schubert at belinda.schubert@gmail.com indicating number of guests and dietary restrictions and please mail your cheques, payable to PAAC, to Belinda Schubert, c/o Nixon, Fleet & Poole LLP, 2 Bloor Street West, Suite 1505, Toronto, ON M4W 3E2

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Princeton Toronto Island BBQ - 2015

To Princeton Toronto Alumni, Family and Friends:The Princeton Alumni Association of Canada, Toronto Chapter invites you, your families and your guests to join us for our annual summer barbecue at the Ward’s Island Association Clubhouse on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Please RSVP by registering at the link below.

For ease of reference, here are the details for the event:

Where to Meet: At the Ward’s Island ferry sign, Toronto Island Ferry Docks, at the foot of Bay Street at Queens Quay, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel.

When to Meet: In time for the 6:15pm Ferry - a 6:00pm arrival should give you ample time to buy tickets and find us in front of the Ward’s Island Ferry sign. There are also 7:00pm and 7:45pm ferries, for those who wish to come later.

Parking is available 1 block north at Lakeshore and Bay, 1 block west on Queens Quay between Bay and York, 1 block east opposite Toronto Star building.

TTC users can take the Harbourfront line to the Queen’s Quay stop. The Harbourfront line can be boarded from within Union Station by taking the stairs from track level that show access to the streetcar line.

Returning to the Mainland: Ferries from Ward’s Island to Toronto depart at 8:00pm, 8:45pm, 9:30pm, 10:15pm and 11:30pm. Tickets purchased to get to the island include a return to the mainland.

RSVP at https://paactorontoislands2015.eventbrite.ca

For Directions and Summer Ferry Schedulehttp://www.toronto.ca/parks/island/ferry-schedule.htm

Map to Clubhouse: http://www.wardsislandclubhouse.com/getting-here.html

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Princeton Class of 2019 Toronto Reception - April 18 2015

Dear Students, Alumni, Parents and Friends:
Please join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 for our annual Spring Reception to meet and welcome the newly admitted students from our area, and their families. We are excited to have guest speaker Professor Joshua Katz of the Department of Classics at Princeton University. The title for his talk will be “Language on the Verge,” which will take up some themes in two of his popular classes, “Wordplay: A Wry Plod from Babel to Scrabble” and “Imagined Languages.”
Click here for more information about Prof. Katz.
This year we are inviting potential Class of '19 students who have been offered admission but may not necessarily have confirmed acceptance. Accordingly, this reception is an opportunity for us to assist the students to make this important decision by putting on the Tiger charm.
Summary of Details
Date and Time: April 18, 2015 at 1:00pm
Location: Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: Free

RSVP at https://paactorontoclassof2019.eventbrite.ca
Questions?
Please contact Kevin Yip '01 at kevinyip@alumni.princeton.edu or Belinda Schubert '03 at belinda.schubert@gmail.com if you have any questions at this time.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Global NetNight 2015

Global NetNight 2015 – Tuesday, March 3
One night.  One focus.  Princetonians around the world.

On Tuesday, March 3, the Princeton Alumni Association of Canada, Toronto Chapter will be one of many regional associations hosting a local, in‐person, networking event as part of “Princeton Global NetNight 2015."

This year, the Alumni Council Committee on Careers has partnered with the Office of Career Services and Princeton’s new Executive Director of Career Services Pulin Sanghvi for the 5th Annual Global NetNight.

Using concepts from their Career and Life Vision program, Pulin and his team have provided video segments and small group interactive exercises designed to help you discover new insights about yourself and what matters most to you.  This is the same program that was launched on campus in January 2014, and has already reached hundreds of students and alumni.

You will leave Global NetNight with a new understanding of yourself and inspiration to follow the path most consistent with your unique vision of a happy and meaningful life.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect in person with local Princetonians who want to further their career development and strengthen their networks.

Watch for further details coming soon. We hope you can join us.

All-Ivy-Plus Pub Night - February 18, 2015


The Harvard Club of Toronto in partnership with the Harvard Business School Club of Toronto, the Yale Club of Ontario, the Penn-Wharton Club of Toronto, the Princeton Alumni Association of Canada - Toronto Chapter, and the Oxford Cambridge Society of Toronto is pleased to invite its members to an All-Ivy-Plus Pub Night on Wednesday February 18 at Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge. A bit of warmth in the depths of winter at this upscale and fun location for a pub night, plus an opportunity to connect with alumni from other international universities.

DETAILS:
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm
Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge  
461 King Street West
(just west of King & Spadina) 

REGISTRATION: is free but kindly let us know you are coming by emailing Kevin Yip: kevinyip@alumni.princeton.edu 

We look forward to seeing you on February 18 at Brassaii!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Princeton Alumni Association of Canada, Toronto Chapter 2014 Annual Dinner

Princeton Alumni Association of Canada, Toronto Chapter 2014 Annual Dinner
Please join us for the Princeton Alumni Association of Canada, Toronto Chapter 2014 Annual Dinner on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. 
Location:
Horizons RestaurantCN Tower301 Front Street WestToronto, Ontario M5V 2T6Canada
Details:Cocktails (open bar) at 6:30 p.m.Dinner at 7:30 p.m.Cost: $40.00 per person
Guest Speaker: Chris Burkmar '00, Princeton's Executive Director for Planning and Administration, will be speaking on "Defining Princeton through the Student Experience". 
Ordering Tickets: Please purchase tickets online using the order form above. If you prefer not to pay online, please RSVP by emailing Kevin Yip at kevinhyip@alumni.princeton.edu indicating number of guests and dietary restrictions. Please mail your cheques, payable to PAAC, to Belinda Schubert, c/o Ellyn Law LLP, 20 Queen Street W. Suite 3000, Toronto, ON M5H 3R3
Questions?:
Please contact Kevin Yip '01 or Belinda Schubert '03 if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing you there,
Princeton Alumni Association of Canada, Toronto Chapter

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Invitation from Boris Fishman '01

This letter comes from novelist Boris Fishman, a fellow Tiger ('01):

I'll be doing a reading and discussion in Toronto Sunday, Nov. 16, for my novel A Replacement Life, which was on the cover of The New York Times Book Review (a rave!) when it was published by HarperCollins in June. It was also reviewed in the daily Times (also thumbs up) and many other places, including the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Newsweek, NBC, The New Yorker, etc; there was also a profile in PAW over the summer. Incredibly, all the reviews have been exceedingly positive. 

The novel is about a failed writer who starts forging Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn -- which "came true," more or less as I imagined it, a year after I started writing. It's rich in discussion -- and debate -- topics, especially the distance between the law and justice, and the facts and the truth; how you honor people whose definition of honor is different; and how viable the American Dream remains for today's immigrants. 

The event is at a most inconvenient time (10AM), here: http://jbookfestival.srcentre.info/schedule/A-Replacement-Life-class-1482.asp. (9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan.) Would be nice to shake a Tiger's hand far from home.