January 21, 2019
Kyle Dubas, GM Toronto Maple Leafs & Bobby Webster, GM Toronto RaptorsGET TICKETS
Topic: How Big Data is Changing Professional Sports
Kyle Dubas was named the 17th General Manager in the Club’s history on May 11, 2018 after originally joining the Leafs as Assistant General Manager in July of 2014.
In his role as Assistant General Manager, Dubas held multiple responsibilities including player personnel, managing the club’s player development department and farm system, managing the organizations Research & Development department, and overseeing the organization’s top prospects as General Manager of the Maple Leafs’ AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. In his four seasons as General Manager of the Marlies, the team compiled a record of 190-90-20-4 and captured the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as AHL regular season champion in 2015-16 and 2017-18. In 2017-18, the Marlies reached 50 wins for the third time in team history (2007-08, 2015-16), set the League record for most road wins in a season (30) and earned the franchise’s first Calder Cup championship.
Before joining the Maple Leafs, Dubas served as General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League for three seasons from 2011-12 to 2013-14. During his tenure, his teams finished with an overall record of 109-76-7-12, which included two post-season berths and a West Division title in 2013-14. From 2011 through 2014, the Greyhounds had 14 players drafted to the National Hockey League; second most of all OHL teams over that span.
At the time of his hiring by the Greyhounds, the Sports Management Graduate from Brock University (Dean’s List honours) became the second youngest General Manager in OHL history at the age of 25.
In 2015, Dubas was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the sports industry’s brightest young stars in their annual Top 30 Under 30 in Sports list. He was also honoured with the Brock University Distinguished Young Alumni Award in March of 2015.
Dubas and his wife, Shannon, have one son.
Bobby Webster enters his sixth season with the Raptors and second as the team’s general manager. He manages the day-to-day basketball operations of the franchise and provides his expertise on strategic team building, roster and personnel planning, and player acquisitions. During his time with the Raptors, Webster has also served as assistant general manager and vice president, basketball management & strategy.
Webster came to the Raptors after working for the NBA league office in New York for seven seasons in the legal department. He brings with him a vast working knowledge of the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and was part of the team that worked with the NBA Labor Relations Committee to negotiate the 2011 CBA with the National Basketball Players Association. While at the NBA, Webster advised front office personnel from all 30 teams on CBA matters related to salary cap/luxury tax planning, player contract negotiations & analytics, and trades.
December 14, 2018
Hon. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public SafetyGET TICKETS
Topic: National Security Tools and Architecture for a Changing and Difficult World
Ralph Goodale is Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and is the Member of Parliament for the Regina- Wascana.
Raised on a family farm near Wilcox, Saskatchewan, and educated at both the University of Regina (BA-71) and the University of Saskatchewan (LLB-72), Ralph Goodale has practical experience in business, agriculture, law and broadcasting, as well as federal and provincial politics.
He was first elected to the Parliament of Canada in 1974 at the age of 24, representing the sprawling rural constituency of Assiniboia. In the 1980’s, he served as Leader of the provincial Liberal Party, and was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly in 1986.
Mr. Goodale returned to the House of Commons in 1993 as the M.P. for Wascana, and was subsequently re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015. He served in the federal Cabinet previously as Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Natural Resources, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister of Public Works and Minister of Finance. Between 2006 and 2015, he served as Opposition House Leader and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He became Minister of Public Safety in November of 2015.
Ralph Goodale is the only M.P. to serve in governments led by both Pierre Trudeau and Justin Trudeau. He also holds the distinction of being selected by his peers as Canada’s first-ever “Parliamentarian of the Year” in 2006.
Ralph Goodale and his spouse, Pamela, make their home in Regina.
January 10, 2019
Annual Investment OutlookGET TICKETS
Topic: Making Money in the Global Markets in 2019
Gianni Kovacevic is an investor, author and strategist who has enlightened audiences around the world with his unique brand of storytelling. Drawing from over 20,000 hours of research, he is frequently interviewed by the media and is known for the colourful way he decodes complicated modern themes.
His recently published book, My Electrician Drives a Porsche?, was introduced to audiences by way of a one-of-a-kind journey across America in an all-electric Tesla, now credited as the world’s first zero emission book tour.
Gianni is a graduate of electrical studies from The British Columbia Institute of Technology, and he is a sought-after expert in the analysis of the global energy matrix and in the study of how technology will impact commodities and emerging markets. Fluent in English, German, Italian, and Croatian, he makes his home in Vancouver.
Pierre Ouimet is Executive Director Senior Investment Strategist Canadian Equities, UBS Bank (Canada) Pierre is the investment strategist for both UBS Bank (Canada)’s Wealth Management and Global Asset Management groups on our Canadian equity strategies and Asset Allocation. As Chair of the Canadian Asset Mix Committee, Pierre had responsibility for top-down macro inputs to our investment management process.
Pierre was Head of UBS Bank’s Canadian Equities and was responsible for research and portfolio construction activity in the Canadian market. In this role he was the lead portfolio manager for large-cap portfolios. Pierre holds a BAA from the University of Montreal and a MBA with a specialty in finance from McGill University.
David Rosenberg is Chief Economist & Strategist, Gluskin Sheff & Associates, with a focus on providing a top-down perspective to the Firm’s investment process and Asset Mix Committee. Mr. Rosenberg received both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Gluskin Sheff in the spring of 2009, Mr. Rosenberg was Chief North American Economist at Merrill Lynch in New York for seven years, during which he was consistently ranked in the Institutional Investor All-Star analyst rankings. Prior thereto, he was Chief Economist and Strategist for Merrill Lynch Canada, based out of Toronto.
Mr. Rosenberg is also the author of Breakfast with Dave, a daily distillation of his economic and financial market insights.