Oct. 5, 2023

Your 2023 Guide to All Things Alumni All-Access

Annual event includes sessions by some of the university’s top thinkers and expert alumni, fun-filled events, special offers and the annual Arch Awards
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The biggest University of Calgary alumni event of the year is back with 10 days of exciting in-person and virtual sessions, activities and special offers.

Hosted by the UCalgary Alumni Association, Alumni All-Access runs from Oct. 12 to 22 and is open to everyone — alumni, community members and their families. Space may be limited on some events, so we encourage you to register as early as possible.

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Arch Awards Dinner Oct. 12

Alumni All-Access launches with the 2023 Arch Awards Dinner in MacEwan Hall. This year, eight outstanding alumni will be recognized in the six Arch Award categories. This year’s recipients are Edie Adams, BSc'85, MEDes'90; Dr. Jennifer Hatfield, PhD’01; Aaron Renert BSc'92, MSc'93, LLB'98, BEd'03 and Dr. Moshe Renert, BSc'85, PhD; Matthew Brister, BSc’81 and Tara Brister, BSc’82; Leah Schmidt, BA'17 (Women's Studies), BA'17 (International Relations); and Dr. Madeleine Cole, MD’98. As with past years, this event will also be live-streamed.

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A 4-Decade Journey from Cross-Cultural Education to Anti-Racist Education Oct. 12

Join the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (CAPDHHE) for the keynote session of its annual conference. As part of Alumni All-Access, we’re offering a limited number of seats to alumni to attend. Join Dr. Verna St. Denis, PhD, member of the Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation and special adviser to the president of the University of Saskatchewan on anti-racism and anti-oppression, for a lecture on moving toward anti-racist education.

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Science in the Cinema: Inside Out  Oct. 14

Back by popular demand, this year’s Science in the Cinema screening features Inside Out, an animated feature about a hockey-loving 11-year-old named Riley who has been moved from her Midwest life in Minnesota to California. Her emotions — brought to life and named Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness — have different ideas about how best to navigate this life-changing event. This screening takes place at the Plaza Theatre in Kensington with free admission and popcorn. Afterward, join UCalgary researchers for a panel discussion and Q-and-A.  

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Marguerite Schumacher Memorial Alumni Lecture Oct. 14

Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Marguerite Schumacher Memorial Alumni Lecture, presented by the Faculty of Nursing, at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino. The event will feature Debbie Smith, BN'94, Siksika First Nation member and co-ordinator of Iiyikinaami — Spirit Helper, as she leads you through her personal journey into Canada’s Indigenous health-care traditions and practices.

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UCalgary Alumni Day at TELUS Spark Oct. 15

Join us during Alumni All-Access for UCalgary Alumni Day at TELUS Spark Science Centre. It’s a special day of family fun with a UCalgary alumni-exclusive offer of 50 per cent off regular admission! Take in a talk by Dr. Kori Czuy, BA’04, PhD’20, manager, Indigenous Science Connections at TELUS Spark for an all-ages, interactive presentation entitled Exploring Science through Experience and Spirit.

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Addressing Food Insecurity at UCalgary Oct. 16

A 2021 survey by Meal Exchange found that 66.1 per cent of students at UCalgary experience some level of food insecurity, ranging from mild to severe. As the cost of food, housing and tuition continues to increase, more students are feeling the pinch on their plates. Join us for this webinar, in collaboration with the Alumni Food Security Network, to discuss food insecurity in our campus community.

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Unpacking Portfolio Careers Webinar Oct. 17

We have been brought up to believe that the career ladder is the pathway to success and career satisfaction. However, it is only one way to work in a world of possibilities. A portfolio career is another option that provides income diversification, builds agile careers and provides flexibility. Whether it’s out of choice or out of necessity, workers across the globe are diversifying their income with a portfolio career and working differently as part of a new gig economy. Join us to unpack the “what” and “how” of a portfolio career.

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University of Calgary Alumni Association Annual General Meeting Oct. 17

All UCalgary alumni are invited to join UCalgary Alumni Association President Ian Minnifee, BA’94, for the 2023 Annual General Meeting. Follow the link to the official Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting of UCalgary Alumni Association (UCAA) members and to register.

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UCalgary Continuing Education Webinars Oct. 18-19

Learn a little, grow a lot! In this bundle of three webinars offered by UCalgary Continuing Education, participants will get a taste of a variety of programs and courses that will help them navigate their career and enrich their lives. Attendees who register for the full course after attending the webinar will receive a 40-per-cent discount on their registration. Register for one, two or all three lectures covering Marketing, Technology and Business Strategy.

Oct. 18 Webinar 1: Rediscovering Marketing: What’s in It for Me?

Oct. 18 Webinar 2: Embark on a Career Journey Into Cloud Computing and AI

Oct. 19 Webinar 3: Strategic Thinking Skills as a Competitive Advantage for Professionals

Charbonneau Lab Tours Oct. 19

For one day only, Alumni All-Access is partnering with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute to offer the public the chance to peek behind the curtains of a cancer research institute. Peek behind laboratory doors that have, until now, remained mostly closed to outsiders and witness first-hand the spark of discovery that fuels our mission.

But that's not all: this tour is your passport to forge a direct connection with the trailblazing research teams. Engage in dialogue with the minds shaping our future, seek the answers to your most curious inquiries, and witness the fusion of passion and knowledge that propels our fight against cancer. Reserve your spot now and prepare to explore the uncharted territories of cancer research in Calgary like never before!

Unfortunately, this event has sold out. Thank you for your interest!

Dinos Volleyball Oct. 20

We are all Dinos! Support your UCalgary Dinos during Alumni All-Access by attending any home game. There is extra incentive to attend the men’s and women’s Dinos volleyball games on Oct. 20 as alumni who register get in free as part of Alumni All-Access! No code required to register.

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Field Trip: Behind-the-Scenes Access to the Human Performance Lab Oct. 21

Did you know that UCalgary’s Faculty of Kinesiology is the No. 1 sport-science school in North America?  Bring your family or fellow alumni to get an exclusive tour of the Human Performance Lab (HPL). The HPL is a multidisciplinary centre that produces groundbreaking research to push the boundaries of knowledge and innovation and shape the future of the kinesiology field.

The lab is equipped with high-tech and custom-made equipment to conduct research in anatomy, biology, biomechanics, motor control and physiology. Join us to explore the place where innovations in everything — from your favourite running shoes to motion capture and wearable technology — are developed.

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Field Trip: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Oct. 22

Join us at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, owned and operated by Georgina De Caigny, BSc (Eng)’11. You’ll get to tour this non-profit sanctuary dedicated to driving awareness and education surrounding wolfdog ownership, as well as meet a wolfdog and hear from Georgina herself about how she went from studying engineering to dedicating her life to rehoming and rehabilitating these incredible animals.

Unfortunately, this event has sold out. Thank you for your interest!

Connecting the Innovation Dots with Dr. Bob Oct. 22

Since 1973, Dr. Bob Schulz, PhD, has been connecting the innovation dots at UCalgary. Join Dr. Bob for a session that brings innovation to real-time issues that are being faced in the health and wellness space. You’ll learn how students and alumni are using the global business and innovation ecosystem to address complex issues and find solutions for an aging population. Refreshments will be provided.

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UCalgary alumni benefits

Did you know that UCalgary grads get preferred rates on insurance, front-of-the-line tickets to Broadway Across Canada and deals to enjoy on campus?

Alumni programs are made possible through the generous support of UCalgary Alumni Association Partners TD Insurance and Manulife.

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