April 2013

Common Ties Mentorship


Common Ties at Nuit Bleue

Celebrate the Nuit Bleue spring arts festival at an exclusive Common Ties reception for alumni connected with the arts, media and theatre.

Take this opportunity to meet chief executive officer Loudon Owen ’76 and filmmaker/development and production vice-president Sanzhar Sultanov ’07, the co-founders of the newly launched, Toronto-based Know Rules Media media company. They'll share their personal insights into media production and their inspiration that led to the establishment of this exciting new venture.

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Location: Principal’s office

Please register early, as space is limited to 35 guests. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Stay and enjoy an evening of inspiring entertainment as our boys and faculty members showcase their talents as musicians, actors, artists, writers, debaters and filmmakers. The doors open at 4 p.m. and the event concludes at 9:15 p.m. More information can be found on the Nuit Bleue Facebook page.

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 Proven tips for effective networking in cyberspace and face-to-face

Date: Tuesday, May 14
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Foster Hewitt Foundation Lounge at the William P. Wilder ’40 Arena & Sports Complex

Presenter: Evan Thompson ’73, business development coach and networking expert

Please register early, as space is limited to 40 guests.

Thinking on your feet in a variety of social and business networking situations is part science and part art. You never know who you’ll meet and what opportunities await as a result of even a brief conversation. Click here for more information.

Attendees will receive a complimentary reference guide with tips on harnessing the power of social media (including LinkedIn) and how to develop effective personal networking skills.

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Seventh annual Finance LunchNet

Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Fasken Martineau LLP, 333 Bay St., 24th floor

Presenter: Kevin Clark ’77, Scotiabank Global Transaction Banking senior vice-president of sales

This event presents a great networking opportunity for those working or interested in finance and related industries. Lunch will be provided.

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