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. 
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 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
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: (9600 Bathurst St., Vaughan.) Would be nice to shake a Tiger's hand far from home.

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.


For Directions and Fall Ferry Schedule (yes, Fall!):

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:


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: 

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 event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at

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

Please contact Kevin Yip '01 at or Belinda Schubert '03 at 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

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 (, 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.