Join fellow UBC alumni for a walking tour of east London’s vibrant street art scene. Our professional guide, Pepe, will take us on a tour which gets up close and personal with works by the likes of Banksy, Ben Eine, Shepard Fairey, and Invader.
Following the tour, the group will move on to a local pub for a drink.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Meeting Time: 13:45
Tour Time: 14:00-16:00
Price: £9 (Please bring cash on the day)
Meeting point: Outside the Bishopsgate exit of Liverpool tube station – map
The walking tour will take place rain or shine.
Please RSVP by Friday June 21st to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Itching for a night out? Well look no further! The upcoming UBC alumni networking event is a great opportunity for you to catch up with your fellow UBC alumni living in the Montreal area.
Reminisce about the good old days – exploring Wreck Beach, your most memorable profs, student pranks - while enjoying a casual meal at Casa Grecque, situated in the heart of one of Montreal’s liveliest neighbourhoods. Prices range between $9-20 for most items on the menu, and best of all, you can bring your own wine!
The event ends at 9:30 pm, but with the St. Laurent entertainment district right next door, alumni can keep the festivities going. You are welcome to bring along family members or friends.
Friday, May 31, 2013
6:30 – 9:30 pm
200 rue Prince-Arthur Est. (map)
Corner of l’Hotel de Ville and Prince Arthur
Metro: Sherbrooke (Orange Line)
For inquiries and to RSVP, please email the UBC Alumni Montreal Branch at: email@example.com. RSVP deadline: Monday, May 27, 2013.
Save-the-date: The next Montreal UBC alumni family BBQ will be on Thursday, August 8, 2013.
UAE Alumni Representatives from the University of British Columbia (UBC), the University of Toronto (U of T) and Western University are pleased to invite alumni and their significant others/friends to the 1st Annual UAE joint Canadian University Alumni Brunch.
The guest of honor will be UBC alumnus, Mr. Arif Lalani, Canadian Ambassador to the UAE, who will address alumni regarding, “The potential of a Canada-UAE Strategic Agenda.”
Friday, May 31, 2013
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Grosvenor House Dubai (Marina)
Restaurant details available here.
Dress code is casual.
Cost: Starting at AED 250 per person, inclusive of soft drinks.
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 16, 2013, to: Canada.Univ.Alum.UAE@gmail.com, including the following information: name (and name of significant other/friend, if applicable), university, graduation year, mobile number.
Arif Lalani, BA’89 – Canadian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
Ambassador Lalani previously served as Director-General, Strategic Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. He worked on political and commercial issues for the department and the minister and on Open Innovation, in addition to more traditional international policy issues.
Mr. Lalani was the Canadian Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 2007-2008, and served as the Canadian Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and to the Republic of Iraq from 2006-2007. Mr. Lalani’s other overseas assignments have included: Turkey, (with accreditation to Georgia and Azerbaijan); New York (as Alternative Representative to the Security Council); and Washington, DC. In Ottawa, he worked in the Office of the Senior Advisor for the Middle East Peace Process as Coordinator for the Balkans, Director, South Asia; and, as Director-General South and Southeast Asia. He was the founder and chairperson of the foreign ministry’s Working Group on Relations with Muslim Communities from 2005-2006.
He is a member of the Operating Board of Directors of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and serves on the Advisory Board for the Munk School of Global Affairs, U of T. Mr. Lalani is also a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal recipient.
Mr. Lalani has a BA, International Relations, degree from UBC and an MSc, Management, Organizations and Governance, degree from the London School of Economics.
The President of Afghanistan presented Ambassador Lalani with the Alam Sayad Jamal-u-Din al Afghani medal, on completion of his tour of duty in 2008 for his contribution to building peace and stability in Afghanistan.
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*The alumni reception is sold out.*
Tickets for the performance are still available through the Bard on the Beach box office (information below).
UBC alumni are invited to a special preview production of Bard on the Beach’s Hamlet on Thursday, June 20 at 8:00 pm. Guests will have a chance to connect and enjoy Shakespeare’s classic featuring UBC’s notable alumni in the cast and crew including Naomi Wright (BA’02), Kelly Barker (BFA’97), Assistant Stage Manager, Nicholas Harrison (PhD’12) Designer, and Conor Moore (MFA’10), Designer.
For a special rate of $35.00 per ticket, alumni and friends can enjoy a pre-show reception and welcome remarks by Artistic Director, Christopher Gaze (DLitt’08). If you cannot attend the reception, show-only tickets are available at the exclusive alumni rate of $25.00 per ticket.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
6:30 pm – Reception with light refreshments
7:00 pm – Welcome remarks by Christopher Gaze, DLitt’08
8:00 – 10:00 pm – Performance
Vanier Park, Kits Point at the Foot of Whyte Avenue
1695 Whyte Avenue
The alumni reception is sold out. To purchase tickets for the preview performance only ($25), please call the Bard on the Beach box office at 604-739-0559 by June 10, 2013 and provide the special code: UBC Alumni Offer. Discount valid for the June 20, 2013 performance only. Limit 2 tickets per performance per person..
Can’t attend on June 20?
UBC Alumni can enjoy a discount to a preview performance of Twelfth Night for $25 on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. To order, please call the Bard on the Beach box office at 604-739-0559 by June 10, 2013 and provide the special code: UBC Alumni Offer. Limit 2 tickets per performance per person.
About the Production and Bard on the Beach
A ruler’s ghost cries out for revenge and a towering tragedy is set in motion. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is confronted by betrayal and murder. On the verge of giving up all hope, he’s still driven by an insatiable quest for truth. His struggle for answers ultimately spares no one, triggering a shocking chain of events.
The production unfolds in a 21st century world of powerful, privileged leaders and so we see our own times through the lens of Hamlet’s brilliant but anguished mind. The iconic story is also an ageless reminder of the terrible damage done to any culture by those who seek power at the expense of their humanity.
Celebrating its 24rd Season in 2013, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June through September.
A custom-built Mainstage was erected in 2011, offering expanded seating (742 seats), a redesigned stage and more comfortable seating for patrons. The Mainstage tent is open-ended so that the actors perform against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea and sky – a highlight of the unique Bard experience. Two productions are performed in repertory in the tent from early June through late September.
This event is presented by UBC Alumni Affairs and the UBC Faculty of Arts in partnership with Bard on the Beach.
Any personal information we receive from you will be used for internal purposes only by UBC and Bard on the Beach. We collect and use only information supplied voluntarily by you, and will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.
Honorary event chair, The Rt. Hon. John N. Turner, PC, CC, QC, BA’49, LLD’94, cordially invites you to the seventh annual Great Trekker Luncheon in Toronto, featuring Barbara Anderson, BSc’78, Chief Financial Officer TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee, in conversation with Alison Smith, Senior Correspondent at CBC News.
From major multinationals to early-stage entrepreneurial businesses, her career has included senior leadership roles in a range of organizations. To deliver the Games on time and on budget, Anderson will be busy building strong financial teams, implementing financial and information management systems and process and establishing performance measurement frameworks.
What does it take to deliver a major event on time and on budget? How do we prepare our cities for such large international gatherings? What are the anticipated social, cultural and economic benefits for Toronto? What are the major challenges being faced? Join us as Barbara Anderson provides insight into this exciting time leading up to TORONTO 2015.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto
325 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4G3 - map
Alumni and Friends – $70.00
Recent graduates (Grad years: 2008-2013) – $55.00
Table of ten – $650.00
Please RSVP online by Thursday, May 23. For more information, please contact Nicola Wootton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-855-427-5767.
Barb Anderson brings 20 years of expertise in financial management, strategy setting and implementation, business development, general management and executive leadership to her position as chief financial officer at TO2015. From major multinationals to early-stage entrepreneurial businesses, her career has included senior leadership roles in a range of organizations, many of which were undergoing significant change or moving to the next level of effectiveness.
Anderson spent a number of years in the food service industry, first with Pepsico Food Service in finance and information technology roles, and then as director, business strategy and general manager of one of Cara Operations Limited’s business units where she managed the operations, training and profitability of over 280 restaurants.
From there, she moved on to Bell Canada’s newly created subsidiary, Progistix-Solutions Inc., where she led a number of profit-enhancing initiatives, developed the company’s market positioning and implemented its initial sales strategy.
Anderson’s expertise in ensuring process effectiveness and establishing financial planning and analytical frameworks led her to her role as senior vice-president and chief financial offer at News Marketing Canada, where she enhanced margin performance through restructuring operations deployment and with innovative pricing strategies.
Prior to joining TO2015, Anderson served as chief financial officer at the non-profit charity MaRS Discovery District, where, through rigorous treasury management, she succeeded in generating significant cash from debt management and accounts receivable collections.
To deliver the Games on time and on budget, Anderson will be busy building strong financial teams in finance, legal, procurement, information technology and risk management, implementing financial and information management systems and processes and establishing performance measurement frameworks.
An MBA graduate of the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto, she is also a chartered accountant (Ontario) and holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of British Columbia.
In her spare time, Anderson volunteers in Bishop’s University’s mentorship program and is a land steward for the Bruce Trail Association.
We’re excited to announce the first-ever The Next Step event in Victoria! Now in its fifth season in the Lower Mainland, The Next Step event series is hitting the road to provide recent grads with professional and personal development opportunities.
Many job hunters spend hours a day searching online career boards and social networking sites looking to connect with potential employers, yet this approach rarely results in success. The reality is that most career opportunities are filled through personal connections, established through face-to-face networking. Want to give yourself the best chance to land a desired job, advance in your career, or expand your personal network? Join us at The Next Step: Getting Personal to meet fellow UBC alumni in the Victoria area and find out what you’ve been missing if you’ve been avoiding face-to-face networking opportunities.
2013-14 Event Series Sponsors:
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Parkside Victoria Resort and Spa
810 Humboldt Street
Victoria, BC – map
Complimentary underground parking is available at the hotel.
Following the program there will be a networking reception in the Penthouse City Club lounge.
Jo-Ann Roberts - Host, All Points West, CBC Radio One
Beth Cougler Blom, MEd’05 – Facilitator, Instructional Designer
Rebecca Pearson, MBA’08 – Account Manager, Community Business Banking, Vancity
Carolyne Taylor – Visionary and Social Entrepreneur, Meeting and Event Planner
Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 7, 2013. For more information, please contact Nicola Wootton at email@example.com or 604-827-5831.
Jo-Ann Roberts is the host of All Points West, CBC Radio One’s provincial afternoon show serving British Columbia, excluding the Lower Mainland. Jo-Ann, a Maritimer, is a seasoned, award-winning broadcast journalist. Prior to moving to BC she spent a decade hosting CBC Radio’s daily morning show based in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Jo-Ann was the first CBC journalist to win the Asia Pacific Scholarship to work in Tokyo, and was a national finalist for the Canadian Association of Journalism Conflict Resolution Award for her work on the Burnt Church First Nation’s fishing dispute. Her other accomplishments include hosting the 2010 Olympic Updates for CBC Radio, producing and hosting a music program on CBC Radio Two and anchoring several election specials for CBC Radio and TV. She has worked in Winnipeg, Fredericton, Charlottetown and Halifax and has experience in writing, editing and marketing in the private sector.
Jo-Ann is married to UBC Alumnus Ken Kelly, who was born and raised in BC. They have 4 children, 3 of whom are recent university graduates themselves, so Jo-Ann has a lot of experience giving advice to recent graduates.
Beth Cougler Blom has 17 years of experience working in the education, public and nonprofit sectors. She started her career in the UBC Educational Studies department but soon got a position in the International Programs Office of the then-named Faculty of Commerce, where she worked for a few years. Moving on to complete a short international internship in China and then a few years in Ontario, Beth returned to BC in 2005, settling in Victoria. She managed Volunteer Victoria’s training and outreach program for six years and was instrumental in founding their Emerging Leaders Network, a group of almost 200 professionals in the nonprofit sector. Beth started her own facilitation business in 2011 and currently is also on a one-year contract at Royal Roads University.
Much of Beth’s career to date has centered around facilitation and training, coordinating programs and events, convening groups of people and bringing individuals together. Beth enjoys being a member of the UBC Victoria Leadership Council and the Administrators of Volunteer Resources British Columbia. She is the convener for both WomenAlive (a women’s group) and Victoria Facilitators Group. Beth can be reached at www.bethcouglerblom.com.
Rebecca Pearson is an Account Manager for Vancity Community Business, structuring innovative financing packages for small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations. Her role includes building connections in the community, developing programs for impact investing, and working in partnership with other stakeholders to address community needs. Rebecca helped launch Vancity’s Resilient Capital Program, providing patient and flexible capital to BC social enterprises, and is proud to be a member of the Vancity Community Foundation’s Advisory Board on Women Entrepreneurs.
Rebecca has nine years of professional experience including finance, strategic planning, capacity building, research, project management, and team building. Rebecca is a frequent public speaker, and an instructor for Simon Fraser University’s certificate program in Community Economic Development. Rebecca is also a member of Net Impact Professional and the Association of Women in Finance.
Rebecca holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia, and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Carolyne Taylor has been connecting people in her community since before it was fashionable to do so! Examples of where she has built and contributed to a strong and vibrant community include her role as Member Relations Manager for BC HRMA where she is the foundation of community to over 600 members, her own personal event planning company 24 Carrot Learning which provides consultants, trainers and those seeking professional development a place to share and connect, and is the founder of the wildly successful yoUnlimited community which provides women from all over with opportunities to learn, grow and connect on a regular basis at conferences and events. She has recently founded the Victoria Yoga Conference, the inaugural conference was in February 2013.
Carolyne is well known in the community as someone who “knows everyone” and better than that, she is known for connecting the right people together at the right time and amazing things grow from those connections on a daily basis. She is a popular speaker on the subject of ‘Building Community through Authentic Connections’, something that she feels is an essential skill for all entrepreneurs: “Building and maintaining connections and relationships is the true power behind business success.”
Carolyne brings together her life’s work with BLISS, a blog that guides her clients to Believe, Learn, Inspire, Serve and Succeed. She is a certified yoga instructor and recently stepped into the world of BellyFit to take their instructor training.