Cutting the Ribbon to the New Casey House Hospital

I was proud to have participated with the Premier of Ontario in the cutting of the ribbon to officially open the new Casey House AIDS Hospital in […]

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Honoured to be Named a 2017 Leading LGBT Global Business Executive

I am honoured to have been recognized today by OUTstanding and the Financial Times of London (UK) as a 2017 Leading LGBT Global Business Executive.

Those on the OUTstanding-Financial Times’ Leading LGBT and Ally […]

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Two Economic Articles Published

The Canadian Encyclopedia has published two of my Economic articles recently:  Business Cycles in Canada, and Recession in Canada.

Business Cycles in Canada provides background on why business […]

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New Book Goes to Press

I am thrilled that my newest book has gone to press.  A Path to Diversity: LGBTQ Participation in the Working World is now available for order.

A two year […]

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Sad News

It is with profound sadness that I have been told of the passing of a very close friend, Julianna Matyas.

Julianna was the co-founder of the children’s charity We […]

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Conference: 150 Years of Canadian Business History

I am pleased to be a convener for the Canadian Business History Association’s upcoming annual conference 150 Years of Canadian Business History.

The conference is being held at the […]

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Two New Corporate Histories Published – Sun Life Financial, and Manulife Financial

I am pleased that two of my recent corporate history articles have now been published by The Canadian Encyclopedia.  The histories of Sun Life Financial, and Manulife […]

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Joining the Leadership Board of the Toronto Ravine Strategy

I am thrilled to have been asked to join the City of Toronto’s Leadership Board for the Toronto Ravine Strategy. The Leadership Board is a small group […]

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A THIRD GENDER: BEAUTIFUL YOUTHS IN JAPANESE PRINTS Exhibition Opens to Rave Reviews in New York City

The blockbuster museum exhibition A Third Gender made its debut in New York City at the Japanese Society to rave reviews. The exhibit runs from March 10th […]

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A Tribute to Fellow Economist Chris Kobrak

It is with sincere sadness that I learned of the passing of a good friend, colleague and mentor in the economics profession.  Professor Chris Kobrak, fellow founder of […]

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Bonham Scholarship Presentation at the Rotman School of Management

As a leader in the Canadian financial industry, I have made the choice to give back by investing in the next generation. In 2002, I created an endowed scholarship […]

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Third Gender Exhibition to Debut in New York City

I am thrilled to announce that the Third Gender exhibition will debut in New York City at the Japanese Society.  The exhibit will run from March 10th to June 17th.

This ground-breaking showing […]

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Save the Date – 2017 Bonham Centre Awards Gala

Save the Date – 2017 Bonham Centre Awards Gala

The annual BCAG Awards, presented by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of […]

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Welcome to the New World

The historic U.S. election result now confirms the shift underway in the developed western world from liberalism to populism.  The age of collective responsibility for social advancement, […]

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Canadian Business History Association Announces Two Awards

 

The Canadian Business History Association (CBHA/ACHA), of which I am a co-founder and Board member, announced today two new awards for students and scholars in this field […]

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Exhibition at the ROM – A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

The ground-breaking exhibition A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints is showing at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, Canada. Featuring stunning woodblock prints, samurai armor, a […]

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Random Brexit Thoughts

 

 

 

 

 

In light of the UK’s referendum result to withdraw the country from the European Union, and the subsequent short-term turmoil in the investment markets, I present some […]

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Presentation on the History of the Canadian Financial Industry, 1900 to Today

I was honoured to recently give a presentation on the history of the Canadian financial industry from 1900 to today, at a recent economic conference held at […]

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Youth Homeless Shelter Coming to Fruition

As I have mentioned earlier, I am co-Chairing (with Ed Clark) the Project Campaign for a new LGBTQ Youth homeless centre in downtown Toronto, and I am thrilled […]

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The Logic of Canadian Federal Government Deficit Spending

With the federal government’s decision, in presenting its recent budget, to go C$30 billion into deficit spending, let’s discuss the logic of Canadian federal government deficit spending.  What […]

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2016 Bonham Centre Award Honourees Unveiled

The recipients of the 2016 Bonham Centre Awards have been unveiled.  The Bonham Centre Awards are presented annually by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity […]

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Registration Open For Canadian Business History Association’s First Annual Conference

The Canadian Business History Association – l’association canadienne pour l’histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA), of which I am a Board Member, in cooperation with Kent University and the […]

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Investment Returns and Interest Rates

There is regular investment commentary in the popular press that a rise in interest rates in Canada (and the U.S.) is inevitable and will lead to a […]

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Honoured to be Awarded the 2016 Clarkson Laureateship in Public Service

I am honoured to have been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Clarkson Laureateship in Public Service from Massey College at the University of Toronto.

The awarding […]

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