Trinity Crest

TCD Association & Trust - Ontario Branch

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:30 pm

A reminder to all alumni and friends, particularly recent graduates and new arrivals in Ontario, that you are welcome to attend our regular monthly Pub Night at P.J. O'Brien on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm on. A table will be reserved for us.

P.J. O'Brien is at 39 Colborne Street in Toronto (between King Street East and Wellington Street East), the cross street is Leader Lane, the King subway station is close, and there are plenty of nearby parking lots. Food is available from the bar menu. More information is at

These gatherings are a good opportunity to meet old friends and new, and to expand your network. Looking forward to seeing you there.

John Payne

Chair/Secretary, Trinity College Dublin Association & Trust, Ontario Branch
Tel: 905-773-0593 / e-mail:

AAGEF Business Speed Networking Event
Wed April 25th - 6 pm

"At AAGEF Ontario events, I never have time to meet all the interesting people I wanted to meet!"
Well, we have a unique opportunity for you: Meet 25 people during 5 minutes each!

Exchange and share about your industry, your company, your customers, your suppliers, your challenges, your ideas, your job:
- two chairs facing each other with one line fixed and the other moving with a timer.
- time at the end for "free mingling" with no timer.

If you want to secure your spot, register fast as this event will sell out very quick at:

$20 online registration including 1 drink.

Visit us at

IUCT Disruptive Forces In Food-Tech
Thu May 10, 6pm
University Club of Toronto

We are excited to welcome Ian Brooks, Founder and Managing Director of Hello Fresh Canada, to present the topic.

A meal kit is a subscription service that sends customers food ingredients and recipes for them to prepare their own fresh meals. As of July 2017, according to Time Magazine, the meal kit business was estimated to be USD$2.2 billion globally. (Source:Wikipedia)

This session will cover:
- About the meal kit industry
- The emerging meal kit category in Canada
- What meal kits do for consumers and the environment
- Disruptive changes and competitive responses
- Ian's personal journey from blue chip to food-tech startup

Short Bio of Ian Brooks
Ian Brooks founded HelloFresh Canada in early 2016 as the Canadian operation of the global leader in meal kits, Berlin-based HelloFresh SE. Ian started his career in Calgary as an environmental consultant, and has since lived and worked in Zurich, London, and lately Toronto, as an IT project manager with Scotiabank, a strategic sourcing professional with Johnson & Johnson, and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He has an MBA from IMD. He is married with two young boys, and his family happily eats HelloFresh six nights a week.

Event Details:
There will be time for networking and refreshments, including wine & hors-d'oeuvres, will be served.
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Registration & Networking
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Presentation & Q&A
7:30 pm - 8:30pm: Networking & Refreshments

How to get there:
The University Club is on the west side of University avenue between Queen street and Dundas street. There is a parking garage and a Green-P parking lot on Simcoe Street (behind the University Club - one street west of University avenue). The closest subway station is St. Patrick's.

Registration link:

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