Existing Affinity Communities
Connect with your fellow alumni! Learn more and discover a common interest with these Affinity Communities.
The University of Calgary Alumni Association Hong Kong is a vibrant regional community that connects alumni who reside or work in Hong Kong. This chapter was established back in the 1970s by a passionate group who wanted to nurture their strong ties to their alma mater. The group continues to create opportunities for social and business networking and encourages alumni to engage locally with those who have shared experiences of UCalgary.
Simon Ng, BSc’79, is the president.
University of Calgary Alumni Association Hong Kong Facebook Group
The UCalgary San Francisco Alumni Chapter is a regional community of alumni that proudly represents UCalgary in the San Francisco Bay Area. The chapter aims to develop a sense of community among alumni in the region by facilitating alumni relationships, mentoring and supporting students, hosting special events and engaging with alumni and students visiting the Bay Area.
Mark Lee, BA’16, BComm’16, is the chapter president.
The Arts & Culture Alumni Council connects all alumni back to one another — and to their alma mater — through their mutual love and appreciation of arts and culture. The council develops high-impact initiatives to engage UCalgary alumni in, and plays a lead role in promotion and recognition of alumni already in the arts and culture sector. The council works with the university to increase measurable and impactful engagement of alumni through arts and culture in ways that support the UCalgary as they serve as ambassadors of the university, supporting students and fellow alumni in building connections.
Daphne Ladner, BA’06, is the chair.
The Dinos Women’s Hockey Alumni Group promotes the endurance of UCalgary’s women’s hockey program while fostering a spirit of loyalty and pride among its alumni. With a focus on fundraising and creating sustainability within athletics — as well as increasing visibility of female athletes — the group hosts annual events, including a golf tournament, alumni hockey game, the Crowchild Classic game at the Scotiabank Saddledome, meet-and-greets, and mentoring among current members.
Andrea Zabloski, BSc’08, is the group chair.
The Dinos Women’s Wrestling Alumni Group aims to build, foster and maintain lifelong community spirit through alumni engagement by promoting pride, participation, volunteer involvement and philanthropic commitment to the UCalgary Women’s Wrestling Program. This group will provide formalized opportunities for networking, events, and supporting the current varsity women’s team through mentorship and fundraising, as well as strengthening cross-generational ties amongst alumni.
Group chair: Stephanie Buchan, BEd’10, BKin’10, MBA’16.
Based on a shared love of volunteerism, the UCalgary Alumni Community Volunteer Impact Group identifies and works with external non-profit and like-minded organizations to develop one-off volunteer opportunities for alumni to perform service in the community. In doing so, the group hopes to reconnect with and strengthen connections amongst alumni, help alumni progress towards personal/professional development goals, and harness the potential of UCalgary alumni as a force for good, wherever they live.
Reg Tiangha, BSc’04, serves as group chair.
Faculty or University Based
The Faculty of Arts Alumni Advisory Council supports, enhances and engages alumni. Members have served primarily as ambassadors and advisors to help inform the Faculty of Arts alumni program and recently expanded their work to connect students and alumni through mentorship activities. While their work is primarily in Calgary and area, they do support the faculty’s regional work as appropriate.
Sarah Damberger, BA’13, serves as council chair and is also a member of the Affinity Communities Sub-Committee.
The Medicine Alumni Advisory Council represents the various academic programs within the Cumming School of Medicine. It provides leadership and guidance regarding alumni programming, alumni awards and recognition, and, when appropriate, offers feedback and advice to fund development staff working with alumni. The council fosters a positive relationship between alumni, the faculty and UCalgary. This council operates in Calgary with some appropriate regional outreach.
Dr. Elisabeth Woolner, MD’88, director of Alumni Engagement for Cumming School of Medicine, is the council’s chair.
Made up of former members of the UCalgary Senate, the Senate Alumni Network connects former senators to one another and to the university. This group of dedicated and passionate individuals aim to uphold the spirit of collegiality that exists among members of the Senate and to promote the university’s reputation and priorities by providing ongoing networking, fundraising and community outreach.
Group chairs are Gord Currie, BA’75, BA’76, BSc’15 and Philip Tuck, MEd'86.
The UCalgary Education Alumni Network: Beyond the Classroom is a network for Werklund School of Education alumni who are applying their degrees in diverse roles outside of the traditional K-12 school system. This community is a vibrant network of diverse professionals that provides education alumni with a clear connection to the faculty, facilitates professional and personal development opportunities, and recognizes the broad impact that educators have in our communities.
Jessica Park, BA’11, BEd’13, is the group chair.
Scholars Academy UCalgary Alumni Network is a lifelong community for members of the Scholars Academy Program and provides ongoing opportunities for social and professional networking. The Network aims to increase inter-generational engagement between Scholars Academy alumni and current Scholars and encourages loyalty, spirit and pride among alumni.
Alyssa Carruthers, BA’19, is the group chair.
The Schulich School of Engineering Alumni Council provides ways for alumni to stay connected with the university and with one another. This council aims to be the prime source for Schulich alumni engagement and correspondence by providing desired services and opportunities, running relevant and engaging events, and by increasing active engagement.
Jeff LaFrenz, BSc (Eng)’85, MSc(Eng)’88, serves as the council chair.