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Faculty & College Events

Faculty and college tours, luncheons, speaker panels and receptions are the heart of Homecoming week.

Faculty of Arts:

Arts Celebrating Arts

Date: September 15, 2017
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Marshall McLuhan Hall, 2nd Floor University Centre

Arts Celebrating Arts is the Faculty of Arts homecoming luncheon that recognizes the achievements of our best students, outstanding faculty, dedicated support staff and successful graduates and alumni. It is also a tradition to invite one or two of our most celebrated alumni to speak and accept an award recognizing their achievements. Seating is limited so please call early to secure a ticket for this special event!

Please register online or RSVP by email to or call 204-474-9979 BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

Back to School

Dates: September 13, 14, 15, 2017

Faculty members in Arts open up their classrooms for alumni to attend a class to see first-hand how teaching has changed! Or not! No RSVP is necessary but please introduce yourself to the instructor at the start of the class. A listing of what classes are available will be posted by September 1st.

Visit for further details.

Asper School of Business

Alumni Homecoming 2017

Date: September 16, 2017
Time: Race for Space: 10:00 | BBQ 11:00 a.m.
Location: BBQ at Drake Centre

Homecoming 2017 celebrates 80 years of business education and the more than 18,000 alumni who have been a part of the Faculty’s success.

This year also marks the 30th anniversary of Drake Centre, home of the Asper School of Business, and gives us an opportunity to reflect on the students, alumni, staff, faculty and external stakeholders who created the culture of support for students we enjoy today. Complete details can be found here.

Join the Race for Space

We want to honour the spirit of the Drake Centre building this year by returning to its foundation: our students. Your participation in the 2017 Race for Space at this year’s Homecoming supports the Asper Student Legacy Fund, dedicated to improving the student experience by enhancing Drake Centre amenities and facilities. Race participants are to check inside the Drake Centre (181 Freedman Crescent), BBQ takes place in the Drake Centre on the main floor

We hope you and a guest will join us for the BBQ immediately following the race to celebrate this milestone. You do not have to participate in the race to join us for the BBQ. You can also join the wider University of Manitoba community at the Bison Game at 1pm.

For more information or to register please contact Courtney Thompson at or (204) 474-6482 with any dietary restrictions by September 9, 2017.

Faculty of Education:

Still Learning After All These Years

Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 200 Education Building

Now 75 years old and retired after a teaching career that spanned 51 years, the author, Dr. John Stapleton, reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his family, professional life, and community involvements and makes observations about the purpose of life, the pursuit of happiness, and the importance of education.

Please register online. For more information, please contact Tamara Gillam at or 204.474.9170

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering 110th Anniversary Celebration

Date: September 15, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: EITC Atrium
No Cost

Reconnect with your classmates, build dynamic new connections with fellow graduates, and enjoy an update from the Dean and a short presentation on the design and intended purpose of the new Stanley Pauley Engineering Building. Please join us for this opportunity to catch up and network with fellow alumni, and to hear about the initiatives that are underway in the Faculty of Engineering.

Please register online.

Senior Stick Lunch

Date: September 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch
Location: Room E2-229, Engineering and Information Technology Complex (EITC)
75 Chancellors Circle, Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba
Price: No charge

Please register online. For more information on senior stick, please visit:

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

Reconciling Resource Use: Three Perspectives on Human Use of Natural Resources

Date: September 15, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Reception to follow)
Location: Hochheim Theatre, 5th floor of the Wallace Building

Join us for this informative session focusing on the work of leading researchers from across the Faculty, you will hear and see how their work is contributing to how we understand, use and make decisions about resource use, and the communities these decisions impact.

Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Afredo Camacho and Ms. Lauren Timlick – The Nunavut Carving Stone Deposit Evaluation Project
  • Dr. Jonathon Peyton – Unbuilt Environments: Legacies of Northern Resource Development
  • Dr. Zou Zou Kuzyk and Dr. Jens Ehn – Community-based research in the Canadian Arctic: Perspectives from work in SE Hudson Bay and James Bay

Please register online. For more information visit

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Dean’s Homecoming Breakfast

Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Brodie Centre Atrium

All Rady Faculty Alumni celebrating milestone reunions are invited to attend.

College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy is housed in the Apotex Centre at the heart of the Bannatyne Campus. This state of the art building, home to lecture theatres, research labs and a working pharmacy, was first opened in 2008. If you or your class would like a private tour of the new ‘home of Pharmacy’, please contact Lachelle Buchanan by email at

Tours are available to meet your schedule as you enjoy all Homecoming has to offer.

College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Homecoming Reception & Dinner

Date: September 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm Cocktails | 6:30 pm Dinner
Location: Buhler Atrium, 715 McDermot Avenue

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dorcas Beaton, Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto

Please register online.


Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Buhler Atrium, enter through 727 McDermot Avenue

Speaker: Dr. Dorcas Beaton, B.Sc.OT, M.Sc, PhD, Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto

Dr. Dorcas Beaton has worked in occupational therapy in Nova Scotia and in Toronto at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Work & Health. A clinical epidemiologist, Dr Beaton’s main research focus is in outcome measurement. She is the lead scientist supporting the DASH Outcome Measure.

Dr. Beaton has produced over 200 publications and is on the executive of the OMERACT international organization supporting methods to improve to improve selection of outcomes for use in rheumatological research.

Admission for the dinner and the workshop is free for School of Medical Rehabilitation/College of Rehabilitation Sciences alumni and $50 for all other guests (cost covers both dinner and workshop).

Please RSVP by Friday, September 1, 2017

For more information, please contact Maribel Abrenica at or 204.975.7735

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management:

FKRM Homecoming Reception & ALC Tours

Date: Thursday, September 14th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Agora, Active Living Centre, 430 University Crescent

Please register online.

FKRM Homecoming Lecture

Date: Friday, September 15th
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: The Agora, Active Living Centre, 430 University Crescent

Please register online. For more information, please contact Karen Martindale at

Faculty of Law

Homecoming Reception 2017

Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Dalnavert Museum Visitors’ Centre, 61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB

Dean Jonathan Black-Branch of the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, is pleased to invite all Robson Hall Alumni to our annual Homecoming reception.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation when we will gather at the historic home of Sir Hugh John Macdonald, son of Canada’s first Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald. Sir H.J. Macdonald was a Winnipeg lawyer, politician, and briefly, Premier of Manitoba, who left a lasting legacy that is sure to stimulate dialogue among visitors to his former residence.

To mark Canada’s anniversary the Dean will invite alumni to participate in Robson Hall’s sesquicentennial project: Reflections at 150: Canada’s Contribution to Peace, Human Rights & Social Justice – Les Réflexions au Cent Cinquantenaire:  La Contribution du Canada à la paix, aux droits de la personne et à la justice sociale.

We look forward to reconnecting with many of our graduates at the Dalnavert Museum Visitors’ Centre.

Please register online.

St. John’s College

Lunch and Lively Conversation

Date: Tuesday, Sepetmber 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: St. John’s College, 92 Dysart Road

Jeffrey Thorsteinson, writer and researcher with the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation will be the guest speaker for the Lunch & Lively Conversations. The presentation is on “Creativity & Continuity: the Architecture of St John’s College Chapel”. A buffet lunch will be held in the Chapel Cloister and presentation will follow in the Chapel.

Please register online or RSVP to by Sept 6, 2017 and include any dietary restrictions.

Faculty of Science:

Women in Science, Homecoming Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Marshall McLuhan Hall, University Centre

Join us for lunch and find out what women scientists at the University of Manitoba are doing to make strides to expand our knowledge and create the breakthroughs of tomorrow. Enjoy brief presentations, then spend some time face-to-face with each scientist, for smaller roundtable discussions. Talk with them and ask them questions.

Our presenters:

  • Dr. Judy Anderson, Biological Sciences – flexing our knowledge of muscle regeneration, atrophy as well as cell and tissue development
  • Dr. Andrea Bunt, Computer Science – ever easing human-computer interactions in bustling cities and rural communities
  • Dr. Susan Cooper, Mathematics – cracking the codes of the abstract algebraic geometry and commutative algebra
  • Dr. Teresa de Kievit, Microbiology – investigating new and innovative ways to rid plants of pest and disease
  • Dr. Juliette Mammei, Physics & Astronomy – pushing the boundaries of nuclear and elementary particle physics
  • Dr. Elif Acar, modeling complex dependencies in high-dimensional data

Special presentation:

How can women be scientists?
by Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst, P.Ag.
NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering – Prairie Region.

Please register online. More details to follow. Visit:

Faculty of Social Work:

Distinguished Guest Lecture & Award Presentations

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: Reception – 5:15 pm, Formal Program – 6:00 pm
Location: Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 340 Provencher Boulevard

Join us for the annual Baird Poskanzer Memorial Lecture Series. This year, The Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, PC, CC, OM, presents Refugees at our border; Refugees on the horizon.

The evening will also celebrate outstanding members of the social work community and honour our field practicum instructors for their longstanding service.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the reception.

Please register online. Visit for more details.

St. Andrew’s College

Ukrainian Lunch

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Cafeteria, St. Andrew’s College
Cost: $12.95/person


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