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Event Details

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Canada: Dinner Discussion with Ambassador Phyllis Yaffe, Consul General of Canada in New York

Event Information

Date & time

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:00 pm ‑ 8:00 pm

Location

Westport, CT

Contact

Chloe Ouyang at (212) 490-0460 or c-ouyang@bciu.org

Dinner discussion on U.S.-Canada Business relations with Ambassador Phyllis Yaffe, Consul General of Canada in New York.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Chloe Ouyang at 212-490-0460 or c-ouyang@bciu.org.

 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Phyllis Yaffe was announced as Canada's Consul General in New York in July 2016. She has had a distinguished career in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Ms. Yaffe has served as chair of the board of Cineplex Entertainment, lead director of Torstar Corporation and as a member of the boards of Lionsgate Entertainment and Blue Ant Media. A former board member of Astral Media, for many years she served as a senior officer, and ultimately as chief executive officer, of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. At Alliance Atlantis, Ms. Yaffe oversaw worldwide operations, including Canadian specialty-television channels, international television distribution business and the popular CSI television franchise.

Ms. Yaffe has also served as chair of the board of governors of Ryerson University, of the Ontario Science Centre board and of Women Against Multiple Sclerosis. She also served on the World Wildlife Fund board and was executive director of the Association of Canadian Publishers. Ms. Yaffe has earned a long list of awards, including an induction into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2007.

Ms. Yaffe holds a Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Library Science from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba as well as an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Manitoba and an Honorary Doctor of Literature from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.