Please join the Harvard Club of Toronto for a brown bag lunch with Jeffrey Rosenthal for a talk called: 

Knock on Wood:  Luck, Chance and the Meaning of Everything‚Äč


WHEN:    Wednesday March 6, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

WHERE:   CIFAR, MaRS West Tower #505, Board Room, 661 University Avenue (subway: Queen’s Park)


COST:      This is a FREE event for Harvard Club of Toronto members.


Jeffrey Rosenthal is an award-winning professor of Statistics at the University of Toronto. He received his BSc from the University of Toronto at the age of 20, and his PhD from Harvard University at the age of 24. His book for the general public, Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities, was published in sixteen editions and ten languages, and was a bestseller in Canada. This led to numerous media and public appearances, and to his work exposing the Ontario lottery retailer scandal. It was later followed by a second book for the general public, Knock On Wood: Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything. Dr. Rosenthal has also dabbled as a computer game programmer, musical performer, and improvisational comedy performer, and is fluent in French. His web site is, and on Twitter he is @ProbabilityProf. Despite being born on Friday the thirteenth, Rosenthal has been a very fortunate person.


The Harvard Club of Toronto's Brown Bag Lunches are seminar-like sessions with a question and answer session. Please bring your “brown bag” lunch, enjoy a presentation by our speaker and engage in a lively discussion with alumni.