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Homecoming 2023: Time to connect to our UM community

September 1, 2023 — 

The leaves are starting to fall and it’s time to come together to celebrate what it means to be part of the University of Manitoba community! Revisit campus, reconnect with fellow alumni, faculty and staff at Homecoming 2023, a time-honoured tradition that takes place every fall with new and classic events happening September 19-23. There really is something for everyone! 

First up, free events: 
September 19, get up close with a live recording of UM’s podcast series, “What’s the big idea?” with President Michael Benarroch in conversation with prolific writer, professor and Indigenous activist Dr. Niigaanwewidam Sinclair. Listen in as President Benarroch and Dr. Sinclair unpack “the big idea” that we are all deeply invested in reconciliation, whether we recognize it or not. 

September 20, network with some of our amazing Indigenous alumni at Indigenous Alumni Connect. After the networking session, join a guided tour of the Fort Garry campus that will highlight Indigenous spaces and art installations that celebrate and honour the Indigenous campus community. 

Stay for a celebration of music and art at 7 p.m. on September 20 with a concert and art demonstrations, featuring performances and works by students and faculty of the Desautels Faculty of Music and the School of Art at the Tache Arts Complex and ARTLab. 

September 23, wear comfy shoes and take a walk down memory lane or learn more about the Fort Garry campus with an interactive and informative outdoor campus walking tour, which takes approximately 60 minutes. 

Register for all FREE Homecoming events here. 

More great events:

Homecoming week always takes time to honour some of our greatest alumni and this year for the Distinguished Alumni Awards on September 21 at 6:00 p,m., UM is honouring seven inspiring alumni in five award categories: 

  • Moses (Moe) B. Levy [BComm(Hons)/73, MBA/74] (Lifetime Achievement) 
  • Colin Neufeld [BEnvD/00, MArch/03],  Johanna Hurme [BEnvD/99, MArch/02] and Sasa Radulovic [BEnvD/99, MArch/03] of the 5468796 Architecture Inc. leadership team (Professional Achievement) 
  • Tracie Afifi [BSc/99, MSc/03, PhD/09] (Academic Achievement) 
  • Howard Morry [BComm(Hons)/81, LLB/84] (Community Service) 
  • Mihskakwan James Harper [BSc(ME)/17] (Outstanding Young Alumni) 

Share your excitement for Homecoming 2023 and your love for the herd, by taking in the UM Bisons football game on September 23. There will be a family-friendly tailgate party at 1:00 p.m., with kick-off at 2:00 p.m.

Alumni can get up to 4 free tickets for all regular season home games using promo code UMALUMNI23. Faculty and staff can claim 2 free tickets using promo code UMSTAFF23 and students ALWAYS enjoy free entry to Bison Home Games. 

Claim your tickets. 

Additional events or ideas to consider:  

If you want to show your UM pride, there is some UM and Bisons merchandise being sold especially for Homecoming 2023, but only while quantities last, so buy your merch now. 

Would you like to get involved as a volunteer? Homecoming 2023 and the Distinguished Alumni Awards are looking for volunteers to help with the events. Contact Amy Brake in Alumni Relations at amy [dot] brake [at] umanitoba [dot] ca to learn more. 

Events are open to all, and new events are getting added, so bookmark the Homecoming 2023 schedule  and register now!   


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