What a wonderful Homecoming week it’s been as we celebrate and reconnect with alumni from across the country and around the world.
On October 3, 2015 more than 150 Medicine alumni joined us at the Bannatyne campus for the Dean’s Homecoming breakfast as part of their milestone reunions. This year we welcomed back alumni from across North America from the Classes of 1960, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995.
Dr. David Barnard, President and Vice Chancellor, brought greetings on behalf of the University of Manitoba and brought our alumni up to speed with the university’s fundraising efforts by playing a video highlighting the university’s historic Front and Centre capital campaign. The campaign was officially launched with an announcement at the Blue Bomber game later that day.
Dr. Sandhya Pruthi [MD/90] who was celebrating her 25th class reunion, also spoke at the breakfast. Today a breast cancer specialist at the Mayo Clinic, she has developed a sophisticated computerized program that features illustrations to help educate her patients about her illness. Dr. Pruthi spoke glowingly of how her education at the University of Manitoba prepared her for her future career as a medical trailblazer. Listening to her speak reminded me how proud I am of our alumni and the positive impact they are having around the world.— read more the Dean's blog.