Thursday, March 31, 2011

Princeton Class of 2015 Reception at the AGO - April 10, 2011

Here is where the Class of 2015 Reception will be:

Princeton Class of 2015 Reception at the AGO in Toronto - April 10, 2011

To Princeton Alumni, Parents and Friends:

You are invited to our annual Spring Reception to meet and welcome the students admitted to the Class of 2015 and their families. Our special guest this year is Professor Emerita Ze’eva Cohen, who will speak on "Princeton in the Service of the Imagination"

Professor Emerita Cohen is a dancer, choreographer, and was Professor of Dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University until her retirement last year. Her biography can be seen here:

This year we are inviting 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!

Parents are especially welcome as the parents of the admitted students often have many questions that they can best answer. After the reception, we have organized an optional gallery tour for those Alums and guests who would like to participate in a guided tour with a professional AGO Guide.

Sunday April 10, 2011

The Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4
Call 1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648 for information


Itinerary (Times are Approximate):
2:00pm Class of 2015 Reception in the Art Gallery of Ontario's FRANK restaurant
3:00pm Presentation by Professor Cohen and Q&A Session in Jackman Hall Auditorium
4:00pm Optional Guided Gallery Tour (Note that admission is extra for this tour)

No cost for attending the Reception and Presentation. The optional guided gallery tour requires payment of admission (unless you already have an AGO membership). If you would like to attend the optional tour, please bring cash or pay by cheque to the "Princeton Alumni Association of Canada" to receive the group discount. Admission is adults $15.60 and seniors $14.40 (this includes the 20% group discount).

RSVP Instructions:
Please RSVP to by April 6, 2011 indicating the number of guests and whether you would like to attend the optional guided gallery tour.

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we are sending this invitation by email only so we appreciate your assistance passing the word along including the RSVP instructions. Please contact any of us if you have any questions.

Karen Chisvin *79, Belinda Schubert '03 and Kevin Yip '01

Princeton makes offers to 8.39 percent of applicants in record admission cycle

Princeton University has sent out the following news article on the Class 2015 Admission Results:

News Article

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ASC Committee Debriefing Session - March 24, 2011

ASC Interviews Debriefing Session

We are holding an Alumni School's Committee interviewers' debriefing session to discuss our most recent ASC interview season. For those of you who do not live in the Toronto area or are otherwise unable to attend, please send any anecdotes, questions, comments, or issues to Karen Chisven in advance. We will circulate a follow-up note regarding the discussion at the meeting.

Offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
333 Bay Street, 24th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2T6

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

RSVP to Karen Chisven *79 with a copy to Kevin Yip '01

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Class of 2015 Reception - SAVE THE DATE: April 10, 2011

To Toronto-area Alumni, Parents and Friends:

Please mark your calendars for our annual Spring Reception to meet and welcome the GTA-area students admitted to the Class of 2015 and their families.

Professor Emerita Ze’eva Cohen will speak on "Princeton in the Service of the Imagination"

We hope that you are able to join us in welcoming the students and their families to our community.

Location and RSVP details to be provided shortly.

Best regards,
Karen Chisvin *79, Belinda Schubert '03 and Kevin Yip '01

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Invitation from Cornell

Dear IUCT colleagues,

Cornell Toronto Club would like to invite you and your alumni to the concert that is planned for March 19th, 2011. The Cornell University Chorus, a sixty-member female choir directed by Professor Scott Tucker, will be performing a special concert in Toronto on March 19th, 2011! This concert is part of an eight-day tour of Canada and the Northeast that features stops in Rochester, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vermont, and concludes with a concert in Cornell’s Sage Chapel.

Please see the concert information below.

Details about the event and payment method can be found on the Chorus website. You can also check out the Chorus’s other Canadian tour locations.

Onah Jung (
President, Cornell Club of Toronto


Cornell University Chorus Tour Toronto

Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

Location: Metropolitan United Church

Address: 56 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON [Map]
Ticket: $15.00/person

Founded in 1921, the Cornell University Chorus has become one of the premier treble ensembles in the country. Under the baton of Scott Tucker since 1995, the Chorus performs music spanning eight centuries and every genre, from the monody of Hildegard of Bingen to folk songs of South Africa. With its partner ensemble, the Cornell University Glee Club,the Chorus has performed choral masterworks with the Syracuse Symphony and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. The ensemble has also been heard on the stages of CarnegieHall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center, under the direction of such noted conductors as Nadia Boulanger, Michael Tilson Thomas, Eugene Ormandy, and Julius Rudel. Since itsfirst international tour to Taiwan in 1998, the Chorus has made regular trips abroad, with tours to Venezuela and Italy, and most recently to China with the Glee Club, where the two groups performed Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. This spring the Chorus and Glee Club will perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Hege.

The Chorus performs a wide repertoire ranging from African folk music to Mozart Masses. The group has also, since 2001, made a special point of commissioning new works from women composers, using texts by women writers. With its annual commissioning project, the Chorus has added more than a dozen new works to the repertoire for treble choirs. This year’s repertoire consists of selections by Daniel Friderici, Hans Leo Hassler, David Conte, Daniel E. Gawthrop, and Johannes Brahms, in a variety of different languages including English, Latin, Italian, French, and German.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Invitation from INSEAD

Investing in Commodities with John Stephenson

Monday March 7, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm @ TMX Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West, Toronto, ON

In cooperation with the Canadian INSEAD Energy Club, come and hear our own John Stephenson (INSEAD MBA ‘93D) share his views on commodities, energy and investments in these areas. John Stephenson is a senior VP and Portfolio Manager with First Asset Investment Management Inc., and is the author of The Little Book of Commodity Investing (2010) and Shell Shocked: How Canadians Can Invest After the Collapse (2009). John is quoted by Bloomberg News, Reuters, The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail and recognized by Brendan Wood International (BWI) as one of Canada's 50 best portfolio managers for the past two years.

He also writes a free bi-weekly investment newsletter, Money Focus, which reaches a global audience of more than 110,000. Refreshments provided along with a copy of John’s latest book, The Little Book of Commodity Investing. John holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from INSEAD, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations.

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