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Events for Alumni & Friends

We welcome University of Manitoba alumni and friends to join us at events held in Winnipeg, across Canada and internationally.


Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards are now closed. We are currently reviewing the submissions and look forward to sharing this year’s list of recipients with you soon!

Seniors’ Alumni Learning for Life Program

The Seniors’ Alumni Learning for Life Program provides exclusive opportunities to explore new ideas, and hear from professors, researchers and fellow alumni who are innovators in their field. Engage in lively discussion with others who share your love of learning.

The Fall 2016 program is now sold out. To be added to a waitlist or to register for the Spring 2017 sessions, please click here.

NOTE: The last two sessions, originally scheduled for November 3 and 10 have been rescheduled. The session on The Lake Winnipeg Crisis is now on November 24 and the session on The Mysteries of Black Holes is now on December 1.

Upcoming Events

Calgary Alumni Reception

Join us and fellow local alumni to hear about the exciting growth and innovations at the U of M and how you are an important part of this transformation.

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Calgary Marriott Downtown, 110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary

Hors d’ oeuvres and a complimentary drink will be provided. Cash bar service.

Please RSVP by November 30, 2016 to, or by phone to 1-844-616-1446.

Please advise of dietary or mobility requirements with your RSVP.

Visionary Conversations – What does an accessible Manitoba look like?

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Robert B. Schultz Theatre, St. John’s College | Fort Garry Campus | University of Manitoba

This is a free event but registration is encouraged. If you plan on attending and have any special needs that require accommodation, please notify us in advance of the event with your RSVP.


  • Greg Juliano [LLB/98] // Associate Vice-President, Human Resources, University of Manitoba


  • Yutta Fricke // Executive Director, Manitoba Disabilities Issues Office
  • Richard Milgrom [BES/80] // Head and Associate Professor, Department of City Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba
  • Michelle Porter // Director, Centre on Aging; Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba
  • Tanis Woodland [BA/92] // Disability Studies, University of Manitoba

Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration of Excellence

This annual event being held at the Met this year, is a chance to celebrate some of the University of Manitoba’s most outstanding graduates who are making a lasting impact at home and around the world.

Date: May 2, 2017
Location: The Met

POSTPONED: Visionary Conversations – Why do we allow poverty to persist in Canada?

What role should corporations, individuals, governments and non-profit organizations play in reducing poverty? More details here.

Date: To be determined

University of Manitoba Bisons

Go to a Bisons game!

Support our Bison athletes at home and on the road. Enjoy family fun and special alumni pricing throughout the season.



Homecoming 2017

Dates: September 11-17

Homecoming is a tradition of celebrating how our university experience shaped who we are. You can reconnect with old friends, reminisce about your years on campus and create new memories.

We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming 2017!

2016 Reunions

Did you graduate in 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 or 2011? Then you are celebrating a reunion milestone in 2016!

For more information on alumni reunions, click here.

Additional University of Manitoba events

Events of all kinds are happening on our campuses throughout the year. Keep track with the full University of Manitoba events calendar.

Are you organizing a University of Manitoba alumni event in your faculty or city? Let us know so that we can promote it here.

Be sure to keep your contact information up to date so that we can inform you of alumni events happening near you.

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