CALLING ALL GRADUATES! COME HOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA!
Homecoming 2010 activities include recitals, displays, lectures, tours, teas and gala dinner
From Thursday, September 23, to Sunday, September 26, many activities in honour of more than 181,000 alumni will bring hundreds of classmates together to reminisce and salute the memories and good times they had while attending the University of Manitoba.
There have been more than 181,000 graduates of the University of Manitoba since 1877, and there are 127,068 known living alumni. Of these, 81,321 are known to still live in Manitoba, with 61,120 in Winnipeg.
“This is the 23rd annual Homecoming since the event was revived in 1987 and it keeps growing,” says Jana Thorsteinson, assistant executive director, Alumni Association. “Dozens of classes from as long ago as 1945 are celebrating reunions representing faculties and schools such as Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Architecture and Engineering.”
She adds: “It’s also both the Human Ecology and Geological Sciences centennial, with graduates of the former meeting en masse at the Gala Dinner!”
Planned activities include: campus tours; complimentary workouts in the gyms at both campuses; receptions and luncheons in most faculties; a Gala Faculty Recital in the School of Music; and the 2010 Homecoming Banquet at the Victoria Inn.
A few additional highlights:
ISBISTER LEGACY SOCIETY LUNCH
Thursday, September 23, 11:30 am to 2 pm, Marshall McLuhan Hall
This year’s speaker is Dr. Frank Plummer [MD/76] from the Faculty of Medicine. Plummer is Chief Science Advisor of the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Scientific Director General of the National Microbiology Laboratory.
HOMECOMING GALA CONCERT
Thursday, September 23, 7:30 pm, Eva Clare Hall
The Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music invites you to an unforgettable evening of entertainment. This free concert - a mix of classical and jazz performances - is your opportunity to see the incredible talents of our faculty members showcased.
Sunday, September 26, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Engineering Information Technology Complex (EITC) atrium
The Classes of 1930, 1940 and 1950 will enjoy a luncheon with the University of Manitoba’s President, David Barnard.
HOME EC/BASKETBALL EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS
Friday, September 24, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Archives & Special Collections,
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
Archives & Special Collections will show films relating to Home Economics and Basketball. Get a first-hand look at life in the Practice House in 1945 and watch a basketball game from the 1950s. As well, bring your memorabilia to share or donate.
CENTRE FOR UKRAINIAN CANADIAN STUDIES
Ukrainian Canadian Homecoming
September 24 to 26, St. Andrew’s College, 29 Dysart Road
Friday, September 24, Noon to 1:30 pm: Verenyky Ukrainian Luncheon ($10)
2:30 to 4:00 pm Panel discussion: The Contribution of Ukrainian Canadians to Canada
6:30 to 10:00 pm: BBQ pig roast & fellowship evening (courtyard)
In total, more than 2,000 alumni and friends are expected to take in activities on both campuses and around the city.
For more information, please contact The Alumni Association, 204-474-9946 or toll-free, 1-800-668-4908