Sessions

Alumni Weekend is packed with sessions for you to learn about the latest UCalgary research discoveries and breakthroughs, connect with friends, former classmates and fellow alumni, and play the weekend away.

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Signature Events

UCalgary Alumni Arch Awards

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Free
Come celebrate the changemakers at the 32nd annual UCalgary Alumni Arch Awards gala.
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Peer Review Live: Going for Gold

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | $10
Come be inspired by the grit, motivation and perseverance of Calgarians (including alumni) who’ve reached the top of the Olympic podium.
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What’s the Big Idea? Enterprising Calgarians on Innovation

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | Free, with cash bar
Calgary prides itself as being one of the most enterprising cities in Canada. But what does that mean? Hear some of UCalgary’s most entrepreneurial alumni break down how great innovations permeate and impact our way of life.
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Football: Dinos vs. Huskies

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | Tailgate Party: 2:30 – 4 p.m. | Game: 4 – 7 p.m. | McMahon Stadium | Game day tickets $15 for adults, $8 for youth, $40 for families of six
Come cheer on your UCalgary Dinos as they take on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at McMahon Stadium. This is a family-friendly event.
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Gandhi Today: Finding Peace in the Modern World

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 10 a.m. – noon | MacEwan Ballroom | $25
Join us for brunch and inaugural Gandhi lecture, featuring scholar and UCalgary honorary degree recipient Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of the revered Mahatma Gandhi.
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Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

Haskayne School of Business 50th Anniversary Open House, Featuring a Dr. Bob Case Challenge

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 | 1 – 5 p.m. | Free
Check out the Haskayne School of Business open house, featuring a Dr. Bob mini case challenge looking at innovative solutions for growing Alberta’s economy.
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BHSC Class of 2007 Reunion

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 | 8 – 10 p.m. | $10
Bachelor of Health Sciences Class of 2007, unite! More details to come this summer.
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Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

Engineering Emeritus Breakfast, Featuring Lynne Cowe Falls' Last Lecture

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 8:30 – 10 a.m. | CNRL Engineering Complex Atrium | Free
Join your fellow alumni and emeritus professors at this Schulich School of Engineering breakfast and showcase, featuring a lecture from beloved professor Lynne Cowe Falls.
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From Seed to Cup: What Makes a Great Cup of Coffee?

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 9 – 9:50 a.m. | $10
Join your fellow alumni from the Cumming School of Medicine and Faculty of Arts for an exploration into what makes the perfect cup of coffee. Monogram Coffee is proudly hosting this breakfast and coffee tasting session.
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Faculty of Social Work Dean’s Alumni Welcome

Saturday, Sept.   23, 2017 | 9 – 11 a.m. | Free
Join your fellow Faculty of Social Work grads for this special alumni breakfast reception that will include internationally renowned speakers, family-friendly fun and live music.
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Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 10 – 11 a.m. | KNB 132 Kinesiology Building | Free
Join our panel of successful female business and community leaders to learn how they unglued themselves from “sticky floors” and shattered the glass ceiling.
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Winning by a Thread: How Wearable Tech Boosts Athletic Performance

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Cassio Room - MacEwan Conference & Event Centre | Free
Explore the game-changing field of wearable tech with leading experts from UCalgary’s Human Performance Lab.
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Cancer Checkup: Advancements in Screening

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | CIBC Hub Room - Rosza Centre | Free
Join UCalgary researchers from the Early Cancer Detection Program to learn more about new cancer detection technologies that’ll save more lives.
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The Greenest Green Energy

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Evans Room - Rosza Centre | Free
Get your hands dirty and discover how algae is rising to the challenge to combat climate change. This is a family-friendly event.
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Play, Code, Science

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Education Tower Link, Main Floor | Free
Play in our state-of-the-art immersive digital environments to experience just how fun and accessible science can be. This is a family-friendly event.
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Schulich School of Engineering: Classes of 1986 and 1987 Reunion Tour

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Free
Come tour your old labs and home rooms and check out the Schulich School of Engineering’s brand-new building, the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex.
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Faculty of Science Grand Challenges

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Free
What are the most pressing problems facing society today? Ask us your questions on how the Faculty of Science going to change the world for the better. Brunch reception will follow the panel.
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Schulich School of Engineering: Classes of 1986 and 1987 Reunion Lunch at The Den

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | No fee to attend 
Take a trip down memory lane and join your fellow engineering alumni for lunch at The Den (formerly Dinny’s Den).
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UNDRCARD Boxing Class

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | TD Park at Taylor Quad | Free
Join us for a group boxing class in TD Park at Taylor Quad hosted by UNDRCARD Boxing Studio. This class is suitable for all fitness and boxing levels.
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This Just In: Deciphering Threats in an Overwhelmed World

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Cassio Room - MacEwan Conference & Event Centre | Free
Explore how threats — including cyber risk, terrorism and social deviance — have evolved and learn how to differentiate between those that are real and those that aren’t.
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Beyond the Headlines: Understanding the Opioid Crisis

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. | CIBC Hub Room - Rosza Centre | Free
Did you know opioid overdoses results in roughly three deaths in Alberta every day? Come learn what’s being done to combat this escalating public health issue.
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Aboriginal Inclusion in the Broader Canadian Context

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Evans Room - Rosza Centre | Free
Hear academic, business and Aboriginal perspectives on the need for greater Indigenous inclusion in Canada.
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The Consent Project (formerly Yes Means Yes): Sex through a Legal Lens

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | MacEwan Hall Council Chambers | Free
Learn how to help your teen understand their rights and responsibilities in regards to sexual activity.
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Think Ink! The Art of Japanese Calligraphy

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Husky Oil Great hall – Rosza | Free
Come learn about and try your hand at Japanese calligraphy. This is a family-friendly event.
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First in Class: MD Reunion (1973 – 1977)

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 6 – 9 p.m. | $50
Celebrate and remember the beginning of UCalgary’s Cumming School of Medicine with your fellow MDs and founding faculty members!
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Haskayne 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 6:30 – 11 p.m. | Early-bird tickets $95 (available until June 30); regular price tickets $150
Join your fellow Haskayne School of Business grads to celebrate 50 years of remarkable business education and leadership.
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Coins of Jesus: Money and Religion in the Ancient World

Saturday, Sept. 23 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library | Free
Sunday, Sept. 24 | 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library | Free
Explore the world of ancient coinage at this exhibition that features money dating back to Persian imperial coins and Phoenician shekels.
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The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert – Exhibition Tour

Saturday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 24 | Various times | Nickle Galleries, Taylor Family Digital Library | Free
Take a guided tour of The Writing on the Wall, an exhibition featuring more than 60 paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and other works of art by the late alumna Joane Cardinal-Schubert, BFA’77.
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The Gift of Play

Sunday, Sept. 24 | 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | TD Park at Taylor Quad | Free
Bring the whole family and take a step towards a fun, healthy and active lifestyle through classic schoolyard play.
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Guided Tour: One Button/Virtual Reality Studios

Saturday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | Various times | Third floor, Taylor Family Digital Library | Free
Explore some of the university’s most innovative teaching and research spaces — the One Button/Virtual Reality Studios. This is a family-friendly event.
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Taylor Family Digital Library: Self-Guided Tour

Saturday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | Various times | Taylor Family Digital Library | Free
Take a self-guided tour through one of the world’s most innovative libraries, the Taylor Family Digital Library, which houses state-of-the-art digital spaces, an art gallery, campus archives and more.
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Visualization Studio: Giant Walkthrough Body Guided Tour

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | Various times | Fourth floor, Taylor Family Digital Library | Free
Take a larger-than-life virtual tour of the human body with a guided tour of the Visualization Studio. This is a family-friendly event.
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Career Café

Saturday, Sept. 23 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Escalus Room - MacEwan Conference & Event Centre | Free
Grab a coffee and explore a variety of topics that’ll help you plan your career and succeed professionally.
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Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

Kids and the Mighty Microbiome

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Escalus Room - MacEwan Conference & Event Centre | Free
Guess what? Germs are good! Discover how you can help your child develop a mighty microbiome for long-term health.
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Resiliency in Children with ADHD and ASD

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Scotiabank Milling Area – Rosza Centre | Free
Discover how we as parents, educators and mental health practitioners can help children with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder flourish in learning environments and reach their full potential.
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The Power of Exercise: Fitness from the Inside Out

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Cassio Room - MacEwan Conference & Event Centre| Free
There’s more to working out than looking good. Discover the many ways exercise and nutrition contribute to a healthy body, brain and overall well-being.
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From the Horse’s Mouth: What We Can Learn from Equine Medicine

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | CIBC Hub Room - Rosza Centre | Free
Discover what our equine friends have helped us learn in medicine and explore what this could mean for humans. This is a family-friendly event, suitable for youth ages 12 and up.
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I’ll be Back: Robots in Sci-Fi and the Modern World

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Evans Room - Rosza Centre | Free
Join us as we compare and contrast the development of robots in sci-fi culture, like C-3PO, with modern-day versions — from drones to the Roomba vacuum cleaner. This is a family-friendly event.
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Strides for Thrive

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 10 a.m. start
Lace up your running shoes for this 3 and 5K walk/run in support of UCalgary’s Thrive Centre, an innovative fitness facility that empowers and improves the lives of people affected by cancer.
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