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You're invited to attend these great Faculty, College and University events at Homecoming 2023!

Career Services

September 19

Career Services – Interview Preparation Workshop

UMSU University
65 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Need interview practice? Not sure how to prepare?

Join this online interactive workshop to learn what employers are looking for and to practice your interview skills with other job seekers. Learn about the types of questions that might be asked in an interview and how to best answer them. Discover different methods of evaluation and how to follow-up after the interview.

For workshop details and registration visit UM Connect.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Alumni Stories and Reception

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023
7:00 p.m.

Cretaceous Menagerie, Wallace Building

The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources invites you to hear the degree to career stories of Chris Stammers, [B.Sc.PhG. 2011/ M.Sc. 2016], Chantal Maclean, [B.Env.St. 2017/ MNRM 2023], and Troy Unrau [B.Sc.G.Sc. 2009].  Coffee and snacks will follow.


College of Nursing

College of Nursing 80th Anniversary Brunch & Tours
Sunday, September 24, 2023
10:00 a.m.
Marshall McLuhan Hall & Helen Glass Centre for Nursing, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus

College of Pharmacy

College of Pharmacy Alumni Welcome Reception

Friday September 22, 2023
Apotex Centre, 750 McDermot Ave
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

College of Pharmacy alumni celebrating milestone reunions in 2023 are invited to attend.

Contact Rady FHS Alumni Event Officer, Darcy Routledge at

Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry

September 22

Dentistry - Alumni of Distinction Awards Evening

Location: Fort Garry Hotel

Cocktails: 6:00 p.m.

Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

The University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association in partnership with the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and the University of Manitoba School of Dental Hygiene Alumni Association is pleased to present our annual celebration of Alumni!

Tribute to the Class of 1971 and 1973

Get your tickets here

Extended Education

Friday, September 22
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Virtual Event via Zoom

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Lifelong Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Moderator: Mr. Rod Lastra, Acting Dean, PhD
Speaker: Ms. Kelly Shiohira, Executive Manager: Research and Data Ecosystems at JET Education Services

Join us at our Homecoming webinar, where we will explore the profound implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on higher education and lifelong learning. As AI technologies rapidly evolve and become ubiquitous, we stand on the precipice of a transformative shift in the landscape of higher education, guided by the emergence of large language models such as Chat-GPT. This unprecedented development brings the discourse of AI-enabled learning to the forefront of our discussions. In this engaging forum, we will explore the multifaceted ways AI can be harnessed to amplify learner outcomes through cognitive augmentation (i.e., intelligence amplification). We will delve into how AI can be employed to devise personalized learning pathways that recognize and build upon learners' prior experience and knowledge. Moreover, we will discuss strategies to build a stronger nexus between acquired skills, competencies, and the evolving demands of the labor market.


Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science

Sunday, September 17, 2023
10:00am - 2:00pm

Bruce D Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre, Glenlea Research Station.  

Discover the Farm
Come to an open house at the Farm and learn about modern food production.  This free event is a hands on celebration of Manitoba food and where it comes from.  Peek through the windows into dairy, swine and egg layer barns.  

For more information, contact




Faculty of Arts

Tony T.K. Lau Lecture on Contemporary China

Thursday, September 21, 2023
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Reception to follow.

John J. Conklin Theatre, Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall
3rd floor Taché Arts Complex, 150 Dafoe Rd., University of Manitoba

Register here 

Speaker: Dr. Pascale Massot, University of Ottawa

Three Things We Must Get Right to Understand Global China 
Dr. Pascale Massot, Assistant Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, will give the 2023 Tony T. K. Lau Lecture on Contemporary China at the University of Manitoba. There are three prevalent—and counterproductive—China frames in Canada: “coherence”, “power” and “predictability”. Instead, Professor Massot proposes that we look at Chinese government behaviour through the frames of “heterogeneity”, “vulnerability” and “uncertainty”. More expertise and attention are to be devoted to understanding the Chinese polity, not less. This is true no matter one’s political proclivity. We must understand Chinese government behaviour as best we can in order to respond adequately.

About the Tony T.K. Lau Lectureship in Contemporary China:
In honour of the University of Manitoba Chinese Alumni Association of Canada (UMCAA), founding President of UMCAA, and past President of the International Students' Organization (1971-1972), Tony T.K. Lau [BA/71] has established the Tony T.K. Lau Lectureship on Contemporary China at the University of Manitoba with a gift of $100,000 in 2019. The purpose of the fund is to bring distinguished individuals to the University of Manitoba who will speak about contemporary issues related to China - ranging from trade wars and a slowing economy to human rights crises, social problems, environmental pollution and other timely topics.

Looking for more to Explore with the Faculty or Arts?

Everything in its Place: Useful and beautiful objects from the collection of Dalnavert Museum

In-person at the Visitors’ Centre,Dalnavert Museum, 61 Carlton St.
Ongoing exhibition – Museum hours Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Digital exhibition available online anytime.

"Everything In Its Place" is an exhibition co-curated by students from Dr. Vanessa Warne’s ENGL 4630/7930 Literature and the Museum course. This exhibition explores the place of useful and beautiful objects in nineteenth-century middle-class homes. Highlighting the role of material culture in the daily lives of servants as well as their employers, “Everything In Its Place” is an invitation to look closely at objects that are both everyday and extravagant, familiar and peculiar.

Check it out for free in the Dalnavert Visitors’ Centre and explore the digital extension on Dalnavert’s website


Join the Ukrainian Canadian Reading Club at UM

Current read is Without the State: Self-organization and Political Activism in Ukraine by Emily Channell Justice.

Reading Club meeting date is October 12, 2023.
Start reading now and be ready for the book club meeting on October 12th.

Learn more about the Letter of participation in Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Studies offered by the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies at UM.

Faculty of Education

Homecoming Fireside Chat

"Reclaiming Power & Place: Responding to the Calls to Justice for educators included in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) report".  

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Room 200, Education Building

Event Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Doors open and guests can visit the new Indigenous community and learning space, Gaa-maamawabing - Gathering Place.

6:30 p.m. - Fireside Chat including Q&A

Panel Members:

Dr. Marti Ford [BA/92, B. Ed/94, PB Cert.Ed/96, M.Ed/07], University of Manitoba
Bobbie Jo-Leclair, Divisional Vice-Principal of Indigenous Education, Intercultural Understandings and Transformation, Louis Riel School Division. 
Joel Tetrault [BA(Lat.Ph)/2000, B.enEd/03], Indigenous Student Support Teacher, Louis Riel School Division.


Jennifer Moore Rattray [BA/88, M.P.Adm/11], Southern Chiefs and Journalist.


Faculty of Law

UM Faculty of Law Presents RETURN TO ROBSON HALL – A UM Homecoming 2023 Event

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Robson Hall - 224 Dysart Road

A special UM Homecoming event for UM Law alumni who graduated in 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003, 2013, and 2023. Join your fellow UM Law alumni for a reception and guided tours of the building. 

Parking is free in “L” lot after 4:30pm and there is accessible parking to the west of the building.

Any questions can be directed to


Faculty of Science


September 23

The Faculty of Science invites you to attend a family friendly Homecoming event hosted in conjunction with Science Literacy week.

Buller Green House Open House

Discover a world of vibrant blooms, lush greenery, and serene botanical beauty at the Buller Green House Open House.

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Armes Link


Interactive Family Friendly Science Energy Activities

Join us at the Student Science Association Lounge for an unforgettable journey through the wonders of science, where interactive and family-friendly booths await to spark curiosity and amazement in science enthusiasts of all ages!

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: 209 Armes


Panel Talk

Join us for a panel talk with Samar Safi-Harb (When high-energy light and gravitational waves meet!), Richard Sparling, and David Herbert (Energy! How much do we need, how can we get it and why does it matter?) as they unravel the mysteries of 'E is for Energy' in conjunction with Science Literacy Week – a captivating conversation that promises to enlighten your understanding of the world's most powerful force.

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: 200 Armes

For more information, please visit the website.  

Faculty of Social Work

Celebrating 80 years of social work education with the Honourable Anita R. Neville

Thursday, September 14, 2023 

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (CDT) 

Government House of Manitoba
10 Kennedy St, Winnipeg, MB 

Free event, space is limited. 

Registration is required.
Deadline to register: August 1, 2023 

In order to receive an official invitation from the Government House of Manitoba, please fill out the sign-up form here

Celebrating 80 years of social work education.

Indigenous Scholars Speakers Series

September 21

12pm to 1 pm
Via Zoom

High Tech Storytelling presented by Lori Blondeau
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"Storytelling influences every aspect of my practice and plays a significant role in my visual creations. Whether drawing upon old or contemporary stories, I transform them into visual works that reflect our present time. Being an Indigenous woman and artist, I can’t help but be influenced by the stories of the day and how they shape my worldview". 

To register and receive the Zoom link with calendar invite please email Danielle at

Price Faculty of Engineering

Price Faculty of Engineering Homecoming Reception

Friday, September 22, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
EITC Atrium

We can’t wait to connect with alumni this year with our Homecoming reception. It is an opportunity to return to EITC, visit with old classmates, enjoy refreshments and hear remarks from Dean Friesen and special guest, Mihskakwan James Harper, who is the Outstanding Young Alumni winner for 2023.


Lockhart Planetarium

Homecoming Lockhart Planetarium Show
Thursday, September 21
4:00pm - 5:00pm

 "The Lockhart Planetarium : Under Prairie Skies"

You'll be guided through the stars and constellations visible from Winnipeg on this very evening. In this interactive planetarium presentation, you'll learn about how knowledge of the stars was used for myth-making and knowledge keeping, navigation, calendar development, and so much more. The Lockhart Planetarium is a state-of-the-art digital planetarium system in the Faculty of Science's Department of Physics and Astronomy. Used for teaching and public events, come learn about the heavens above in this gem of a University space.


Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

September 23

Rady Dean's Breakfast

Location: Brodie Center

Time: 9:00 a.m. – registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

Rady FHS Alumni who are celebrating milestone anniversaries are invited to attend. 

For more information contact Darcy Routledge @

St. John’s College

September 20

Lunch & Lively: 
Autonomy, Unity, and Patriarchy in the Early Church: Framing Discourse on Women Singing in the First Five Centuries 

12:00 Noon

Room 108, St John’s College

Open to all alumni of U of M and SJC

Register by contacting Edmund Opoku-Agyeman, Development Coordinator, SJC;; 204-474-7831 no later than September 13, 2023.

The Presenter is Dr. Jade, Weimer, Dean of Studies, St John’s College

By the end of the 2nd Century CE, early Christian literary sources highlight the contentious issue of women participating in liturgical rites. The famous passage from 1 Corinthians 14:34 suggests that ‘women ought to be silent in the church’ and this mandate provides a flash point for a centuries-long debate on the permissibility of women singing in the church. Some authorities used that passage as justification to restrict women from participating in ritual singing while others argued that an emphasis on unity among all members of the assembly superseded such an injunction. This issue highlights the conflicting message of patriarchy and unity among those in the Christ-following assemblies of the first five centuries. Singing, as a form of liturgical expression, became a way for women to contribute to the liturgy in an active and participatory fashion when other forms of liturgical involvement were restricted in an effort to construct and maintain power structures of religious authority dominated by men in the early church.  

UM Bisons Football Alumni

Homecoming Brunch

September 23
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Pinnacle Room at Investors Group Field.

Tickets $125 for Individuals or $1250 for Corporate tables.
Includes Gourmet Buffet Breakfast and tickets to the Family Tailgate and Game. 


UM alumni merchandise

Show your UM pride!

Check out the awesome new UM and Bisons merchandise we're selling as part of Homecoming 2023! This merchandise will also be available at the games on Saturday, September 23, but it will be limited and only available while quantities last.

Get your merch today

Alumni reunions

Homecoming is a wonderful way to reconnect with your former classmates, teammates, faculty, program or student group, to share experiences and create new memories.

University of Manitoba students celebrate their graduation by tossing their mortarboard caps in the air together.

Contact us

Alumni Relations

Unit 200-137 Innovation Drive
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 6B6 Canada

1-800-668-4908 (toll free)
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm