Lunches in the Boardroom

Inspired by his experience at his Oxford College, Exeter, President Lahey hosts a popular event for students: “Lunch in the Boardroom,” designed to connect students with King’s alumni.

The format is simple—and effective. Periodically throughout the term, approximately six to eight students, selected on a first-come, first-served basis, join the president for a light meal and conversation with a King’s alumni member.

Alumni guests share their career paths and experiences, showing how their King’s education set the stage for the contributions they have made to their community after King’s.

Please note: Normally the lunches are held in the President’s Lodge. In 2021-22, to facilitate added social distancing, the lunches are taking place in the Boardroom.   

Past Lunches

2019/20

Harry Critchley, BA(Hons)’15

Law Student, Schulich School of Law
February 14, 2020

Stefan Leslie, BA(Hons)’96

CEO at Research Nova Scotia
January 24, 2020

Trina Roache, BJ’00

Video Journalist with APTN Investigates
November 8, 2019

Wilson Bell, BA(Hons)’00

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, History, and Politics – Thompson Rivers University
October 18, 2019

Nevin French, BA’00

Vice President Public Policy, Information Technology Association of Canada
September 27, 2019

2018/19

Shannon Brownlee, BA(Hons)’96

Associate Director (Cinema & Media Studies); Assistant Professor – Cinema and Media Studies; Gender and Women’s Studies, Dalhousie University
March 25, 2019

Stephanie McGrath, BJ(Hons)’99

Vice President of Strategy at VERB Interactive
January 25, 2019

Doug Ruck, BA’72

Chair King’s Board of Governors
November 2, 2018

Lindsay Cameron Wilson , BA’95, BJ’99

Host Love Food and The Food Podcast. Co-author of seven cookbooks
September 24, 2018

2017/18

Stephanie Dick, BA(Hons)’07

Assistant Professor, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
April 5, 2018

Alex McLean, BA(Hons)’96 and Susan Leblanc, BA(Hons)’97

Artistic Directors, Zuppa Theatre
March 21, 2018

Simon Jackson, BSc ’86

Department of Medicine & Professor, Division of Cardiology
February 7, 2018

Wanda Taylor,BJ’08

Author, Acquisitions Editor, Formac Publishing, Mentor Apprentice, King’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction
January 25, 2018

Brian McGuigan, BA(Hons)’85

Manager, Aboriginal Policy for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
November 3, 2017

Stephen Marche, BA(Hons)’97

Esquire columnist and author.
November 15, 2017

Barb Stegemann, BA ’91, BJ ’99

Founder, The 7 Virtues, Author and Social Business Innovator
November 23, 2017

Helen MacDonnell, BA’86, MFA’15

Writer, speaker and mental health advocate. Founder of Women & Wellness,an award-winning awareness and fundraising event for mental health in Canada
October 16, 2017

Joshua Bates, BA(Hons)’02

Senior Policy Analyst, Accessibility Directorate, Department of Justice at Government of Nova Scotia
September 27, 2017

Tyler MacLean, BA (Hons)’11

Legal Aid Manitoba
March 29, 2017