Monday, August 11, 2014

Toronto Islands BBQ 2014

To Princeton Toronto Alumni, Family and Friends:

We look forward to welcoming you, your families and your guests at the Ward’s Island Association Clubhouse on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. 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 6:15 Ferry - a 6:00 arrival should give you ample time to buy tickets and find us in front of the Ward’s Island Ferry sign. There are also 7:00 and 7:45 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 8:00, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15 and 11:30. Tickets purchased to get to the island include a return to the mainland.

RSVP at https://paactorontoislands2014.eventbrite.ca

For Directions and Fall Ferry Schedule (yes, Fall!): http://www.toronto.ca/parks/island/ferry-schedule.htm

Monday, June 16, 2014

Invitation from Columbia Club of Toronto

Dear Toronto Princeton Alumni, Parents and Friends:

Please see invitation below from our friends at the Columbia Club of Toronto:

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Happy Hour! - Wednesday, June 18th @ DEQ  Terrace (Ritz Carlton)

Let's welcome  summer by joining fellow alumni members at the Happy Hour on June 18th at the DEQ Terrace &  Lounge in Toronto’s downtown with a breathtaking view of Simcoe Park and the CN Tower.

The event will provide us all an opportunity to network and meet an interesting group of Columbia  professionals living in Toronto.

Event: Happy Hour, organized by the Columbia Alumni Club, Toronto
Event Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Timing: 6 PM - 9 PM

Menu: Cash Bar & Munchies
Venue: DEQ Terrace and Lounge, Ritz Carlton (at the back of the lobby)
Address is 181 Wellington Street West,  M5V3G7.

The nearest subway station is St Andrew Station.

IUCT Event: Invitation from IMD Alumni Club of Canada

Dear Princeton Alumni, Parents and Friends:
Please see invitation below from our friends at the IMD Alumni Club of Canada:

Reinventing your Business Model
One secret to maintaining a thriving business is recognizing when it needs a fundamental change.
Toronto - Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, 6:00pm
You may register at: EventRegistrationLink

The IMD Alumni Club of Canada (“IMD”) in cooperation with the Swiss-Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (“SCCC”) and the International University Clubs of Toronto (“IUCT”) invite you to join us for a for an informative and interesting learning event featuring Marco Meyrat, Member of the Executive Board, Hilti Corporation.
Mr. Meyrat (Swiss born) has been a Member of the Executive Board since the beginning of 2005. He is responsible for the markets in Europe and North America. With a business degree from the University of St. Gallen, he began his career in 1989 as Product Manager at Hilti Headquarters in Schaan. After holding various positions in Hilti France and Hilti Germany, he was named Head of Hilti Switzerland in 1999 and was subsequently appointed General Manager of Hilti Germany in 2002. Mr. Meyrat is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of OLMeRO AG, Glattbrugg.Mr. Meyrat will discuss how Hilti, a Lichtenstein-based manufacturer of high end construction tools and fasteners for the construction industry, is capitalizing on a game changing opportunity to increase customer engagement by turning its product into a service. He will explain how the fleet management program allowed the company to continue to differentiate itself from its competitors, and how adopting the business model, building the internal processes and sales force competency build up allowed for this change to be successfully implemented.

There will be time for networking and refreshments, including wine, will be served.

Venue: 150 King St. West, 10th Fl., Toronto (seminar room, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.)

Direct access from the 
St Andrew TTC Station
Parking available at: Green P Carpark 52

You may register at: 
EventRegistrationLink

Best regards,

Brett Berman, President, IMD Alumni Club of Canada

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Invitation from Cornell Club of Toronto

Dear Princeton Alumni, Parents and Friends:

Please see invitation below from our friends at the Cornell Club of Toronto:

Cornell Club of Toronto Big Red Visits Big Blue - Ripley's Aquarium, Toronto

Friday, March 28, 2014
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Register Here | See Who's Coming

288 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
$48/person (U.S. Dollars)

BIG RED Visits BIG BLUE on March 28. Please join us! Our Cornell Club of Toronto will enjoy a special evening at Ripley'sAquarium, Toronto on Friday, March 28 from 6-10 pmCornell Alumni, children and friends are welcome. For a flat fee of $48 (U.S. Dollars) all will receive an admission ticket to explore the Aquarium and private rooms to enjoy a special presentation from anAquarium Educator and a casual meal.(Sandwiches/wraps, chips, dessert, beverage.) We look forward to seeing you. Go Big Red and Big Blue!

For event questions, please contact Beth Duffy at mbduffy@rogers.com.For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

Invitation from Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto

Dear Princeton Alumni, Parents and Friends:

Please see invitation below from our friends at the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto:

Please join the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto in our "Fire Side Chat" series, welcoming Professor Neil MacFarlane on the Situation in Ukraine, Friday, March 28th, 6pm

Neil MacFarlane is the Lester B. Parson Professor of International Relations at Oxford University. After a career in the United States and in Canada, he moved to Oxford in 1996 and served as Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations from 2005 to 2010, and Deputy Head of the Social Sciences Division from 2008 to 2010.

Neil has spent over twenty years studying the evolution of international relations in the former Soviet Union. He is currently working on a book about the international relations of that region, with a particular emphasis on Russian policy towards its neighbours. Neil will share with us some of his thoughts about the current situation in Ukraine, and the latest developments in its relationship with Russia, in what promises to be a fascinating fireside chat.

A welcome initiative of the University of Oxford North American Office

Monday, March 10, 2014

Class of 2018 Reception - April 6 2014

Dear Princeton Alumni, Parents and Friends:
Please join us on Sunday, April 6, 2014 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 John Weeren, President Tilgman’s former speechwriter, to give a talk on:

Southern Exposure: From Nova Scotia to Nassau Hall
In 1994, a young Canadian archivist stumbled on a job announcement that led to his first permanent position, an American spouse, nine years as President Shirley M. Tilghman’s speechwriter, and now the directorship of Princeton Writes – a new University-wide initiative designed to enhance non-academic communication on campus. Serendipity played a part in this, but so did the nature of Princeton, where Canadians have quietly flourished (eh). Join John S. Weeren as he reflects on the place and the people who changed his life.

This year we are inviting potential Class of '18 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 make this important decision by putting on the Tiger charm.

Summary of Details
Date and Time: April 6, 2014 at 1:00pm
Location: George Brown House, 186 Beverley Street, Toronto Ontario
Cost: Free
RVSP: Sign up at http://paactorontoclassof2018.eventbrite.ca

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.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Princeton Global Net Night 2014 - February 25 2014

Princeton Global Net Night 2014:Mentoring and Beyond: Developing Long-term Professional Relationship

Join us to hear Morris Tambour speak on mentorship, and then stay to talk with fellow tigers. Don't miss this opportunity to connect in person with local Princetonians who want to further their career development and strengthen their networks.

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 6:00pm

Registration begins at 6:00pm
Presentation begins at 7:00pm

Where: Pangea Restaurant, 1221 Bay Street (at Bloor)


Cost: Free (Cash Bar)


RSVP: Register at https://torontognn2014.eventbrite.ca

Monday, January 20, 2014

Invitation from IMD Alumni Club of Canada

Manage your career like a business
Toronto - Thursday, February 13th, 2014, 6:00pm


The IMD Alumni Club of Canada (“IMD”) in cooperation with the Swiss-Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario  (“SCCC”) and the International University Clubs of Toronto (“IUCT”) invite you to join us for a for an informative, interactive and entertaining seminar which will help you explore answers to these questions and more:
·       Does your job equal your career?
·       Do you ever wonder what separates elite performers from the average?
·       Is something holding you back from making a career transition?
·       How would your behaviour change if you viewed your career as the biggest risk in building your wealth?

The world moves quickly these days.  In particular, the corporate world has become extremely demanding and transitory as companies compete fervently to capture market share. Like it or not, thoughtful and deliberate career planning has become critical in order to thrive in this challenging environment.

Leading the seminar are John Hierlihy and Andrew Dorrington, principals at 21st Avenue Partners (http://www.21stavenuepartners.com), an innovative talent management and career consulting firm.

·       John has over 12 years of experience in career management and executive search. In addition to being a 21st Avenue partner, he is the founder of Athlete Adventures, a firm dedicated to helping professional athletes transition to a new career.  John will be speaking on how to identify and communicate your unique value proposition through a well-defined personal brand.
·       Andrew is an entrepreneur and strategist with 20 years of international business experience.  Raised in Zimbabwe, his past experience includes strategy consulting at McKinsey, investment banking at Deutsche bank and a commercial and banking law practice in London, England.  Andrew will be focusing on creating opportunity and how to leverage your business relationships.
Venue: 150 King Street West, 10th Floor, Toronto (seminar room, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.)

There will be time for networking and refreshments will be served.

You may register at:

Best regards,
Brett Berman, on behalf of IMD, and
Christoph Oehy, on behalf of the SCCC.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Princeton Alumni Association of Canada, Toronto Chapter 2013 Annual Dinner - December 18 2013

Please join us for the Princeton Alumni Association of Canada, Toronto Chapter 2013 Annual Dinner on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. 

Location: The National Club 303 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5H 2R1 Canada

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

Guest Speaker: Professor Nicholas Turk-Browne of the Department of Psychology

Title: Why you see what you expect to see

Abstract: Our visual sense seems as simple as a camera, just reflecting back to us whatever information reaches our eyes. However, what we see is actually created in our brains -- the end result of a very sophisticated mental process. In this talk, I will focus on an important part of this process: assumptions that our minds make about the structure of the world. I will first describe how these assumptions influence visual perception and explain visual illusions. I will then discuss how these assumptions might arise from learned expectations, and how such “statistical learning” can be studied experimentally in the lab. I will finally present two examples of our research in this area: (1) a brain imaging study about how statistical learning changes the way in which information is stored in the brain, and (2) a study of an amnesic patient that helps reveal which brain structures are most important for statistical learning. Overall, my goal is to highlight some of the inner workings of the mind, as well as to suggest how they might be realized in the brain.
Ordering Tickets: Please purchase tickets online at https://paac2013.eventbrite.ca.
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

Sunday, October 13, 2013

SAVE the DATE for GLOBAL NETNIGHT - Tuesday, Febuary 25, 2014

SAVE the DATE for GLOBAL NETNIGHT - Tuesday, Febuary 25, 2014

Mentoring and Beyond: Developing Long-term Professional Relationships

The Alumni Council Committee on Careers invites your regional association to join with fellow Princetonians around the world for the fourth annual Global NetNight (GNN).  GNN 2014 will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  Program details and materials will follow in the coming months.

Kind regards,

The Alumni Council Committee on Careers

Friday, September 20, 2013

Invitation from Toronto Penn-Wharton Club

Join Penn Professor Timothy Corrigan to discuss contemporary cinema today.  
 
Subsequently we will screen Sarah Polley's  Stories We Tellthe subject of Prof Corrigan's talk.  
 
Stay after the film to meet and mingle.
 
This is our own private TIFF event, without the lineups!  Seating is limited. 
 
Festival Tower above the Tiff Lightbox
80 John Street, Toronto
Saturday, September 28 2013
2pm - 5pm  
 
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED 

$5 for Penn-Wharton Club of Toronto Members,
$15 for non Members
 
 

Friday, August 2, 2013

IUCT Summer Mixer 2013 - August 21 2013

To Princeton Toronto Alumni, Family and Friends:

The International University Clubs of Toronto and the Toronto alumni groups of INSEAD, Johns Hopkins, Penn/Wharton, Princeton University and Yale University would like to invite you to join us for:

The 2013 Annual International Universities Mixer

Join fellow alumni from other International Universities for a mid-summer get together on a patio in downtown Toronto. This is the IUCT's most popular event of the year. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
6:00pm to 11:00pm
Empire Restaurant Lounge
50 Cumberland Street
(Bay St. and Cumberland St.)
Toronto, ON M4W 1J5
Tel: 416-840-8440

Tickets: $15 per person
Cash bar
Appetizers included

Registration

Only a limited number of Tickets are available, so sign up ASAP here: http://iuctmixer2013.eventbrite.ca/

Ticket Purchasers must be alumni of an IUCT University but may bring guests

Tickets must be purchased in advance - No Tickets will be sold at the door

RSVP deadline is August 20 or when Tickets are sold out

Getting There

TTC: Bay Station & Bloor/Yonge Station
Parking Lots: 9 Bedford Rd; 37 Yorkville Ave