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Event Details

Thursday, January 1, 1970

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

Event Information

Date & time

Thursday, January 1, 1970
12:00 am

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.

(Date tbc - Bridgewater's Eileen Murray's office and Consulate coordinating new ate directly)

 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Phyllis Yaffe currently serves as Canada's Consul General in New York. She has had a distinguished career in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Ambassador Yaffe has served as chair of the board of Cineplex Entertainment, 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, Ambassador Yaffe oversaw worldwide operations, including Canadian specialty-television channels, international television distribution business, and the popular CSI television franchise.

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

Ambassador 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.