Events

No matter if you’re a recent grad, retiree or somewhere in-between, connect with like-minded alumni all year long.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Looking to learn something new or have fun with your former classmates? We’ve got something going on for you!

SOLD OUT: Canadian Museum of Making | April 28

SOLD OUT: Canadian Museum of Making | April 28

Tours are sold out
Cost: $10
Discover one of the best-kept secrets in the Alberta Foothills — the Canadian Museum of Making! This 20,000-square-foot underground private museum houses an impressive collection of preserved and restored historic machinery and tools. Don’t miss this UCalgary Alumni-exclusive — the Canadian Museum of Making is accessible only by private tour.
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Best of Canoe Tripping in Northern Saskatchewan | April 29

Best of Canoe Tripping in Northern Saskatchewan | April 29

Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m. 
Cost: Free
Location: KNB 131, Main Campus

The exhilarating whitewater, calm lakes, northern lights and star-filled skies bring alumna Angela Harder, BPE’97, back to paddle in her native province every year. In this presentation, Harder will provide insights into Saskatchewan canoe-tripping locations like the Porcupine, Churchill, Cree, Fond du Lac, Geike, Waterfound, Sturgeon-Weir, Athabasca Sand Dunes and the Paull. Take this opportunity to meet an experienced guide and ask questions.

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Livestream: The Cultural Politics of DNA

Livestream: The Cultural Politics of DNA

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Kahanoff Centre & Conference Space

Podcasts, true-crime shows, family history documentaries and police procedurals all attest to a cultural obsession with, and a faith in, the potential of DNA to reveal some kind of truth. This seminar will explore the cultural politics of DNA. What is behind the current fascination with DNA testing, and, more generally, what does it say about truth, race and identity in the current era? [UCalgary Alumni is proud to support this event]

Space is limited — register now »

Idea Exchange Tour: The Mighty Microbiome

Idea Exchange Tour: The Mighty Microbiome

Toronto on May 7, 2019 | Ottawa on May 8, 2019 | Free

Discover how our modern fixation to rid ourselves of microbes and bacteria is actually making us sicker — and how UCalgary researchers are harnessing the power of the microbiome to treat immune and chronic diseases such as allergies, asthma, cancer and more.

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Webinar: Building Career Resilience in the New Economy

Webinar: Building Career Resilience in the New Economy | May 8

Time: 12 – 1 p.m. MST 
Location: Online
Cost: Free

Does it ever feel like you have little control over your career in today’s rapidly changing workforce? Building career resilience is the key to getting back in the driver seat and successfully navigating the growing uncertainty of the future of work! This webinar will introduce you to the key principles in enhancing resilience so you will thrive and adapt proactively in your career, despite ongoing change.

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Water: A Sustainable Future | May 8

Water: A Sustainable Future | May 8

Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m. MST 
Location: Red and White Club 
Cost: $35

Join the Schulich School of Engineering for its 2019 Distinguished Speakers Panel – Water: A Sustainable Future. Guest panellists will share their knowledge on what’s happening — locally and globally — to the water we all depend on for community sustainability and economic growth. Hear how critical the way we manage our water is — especially in the face of changing weather — if current practices are sustainable and what can be done to improve future water supplies.

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UCalgary Alumni Social in NYC | May 9

UCalgary Alumni Social in NYC | May 9

Time: 7 – 9 p.m. MST
Cost: $20

You may not be able to make it to ThursDen, but we’re bringing some UCalgary energy to the Big Apple and want you to be part of it. Join us for after-work drinks in Midtown where you’ll have a chance to mix and mingle with your fellow alumni in the city. We’ve reserved a section of Faces and Names for you to enjoy drinks, appetizers and good conversation in a laid-back setting.

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Links and Drinks: Greatest Career Hits

Links and Drinks: Greatest Career Hits | May 15

Time:  6 – 9 p.m. MST
Location: Central Library
Cost: $10

Take our greatest career hits for a spin! Top experts are gathering for just one night to discuss the hottest career topics that UCalgary Alumni has explored in its webinar series. So come join your fellow recent alumni, grab a beverage and discover the top tips to grow your career — no matter if you’re starting out, looking to advance or moving on to something new!

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Idea Exchange: Energy Innovations

Idea Exchange: Energy Innovations | May 28

Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Location: Hudson, 200 8 Ave. S.W. (see map
Cost: It's on us!

The future of energy is among the most important concerns facing Canadians today. How can we meet escalating energy demands and develop the next generation of energy innovations for Alberta and the rest of the world?

Discover how UCalgary is develop game-changing alternative-energy technology to transform the industry.

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What Parents Need to Know About Executive Functioning | June 1

What Parents Need to Know About Executive Functioning | June 1

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: $20

Executive functioning skills are a group of skills that allow children to manage their thoughts, actions and emotions in order to “get things done.” These skills include: paying attention, organizing and planning, starting tasks and staying focused on them, regulating emotions, and self-monitoring. Issues with executive functioning can make it hard for children to complete school work and everyday tasks. During this presentation, parents will learn practical strategies to improve their child’s executive functioning skills for greater success at home and school.

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2019 Annual Nursing Alumni Luncheon: Changing My Mind | June 8

2019 Annual Nursing Alumni Luncheon: Changing My Mind | June 8

Time: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. MST
Location: Calgary Winter Club
Cost: $50

In celebration of the Faculty of Nursing’s 50th anniversary, all UCalgary alumni are warmly invited to attend the annual UCalgary Nursing Alumni Luncheon. This year, we are honoured to welcome keynote speaker and mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau. Enjoy lunch and a silent auction followed by Ms. Trudeau’s inspirational talk, Changing My Mind, about her own struggles with mental health. She will share a message of resilience with the hope of helping erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues. [UCalgary Alumni is proud to support this event.]

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Event Series

Idea Exchange

What makes a good idea? They are fueled by passion, transformational and deliver value. Join us in Calgary and across North America for lively, expert-led discussions to explore ideas that challenge our perceptions and push boundaries.

Dig In!

Dig in to the most important meal and interesting topics of the day. Join your fellow alumni for breakfast and an intimate and interactive discussion examining innovation and technology, hot topics and trends, and more. 

Links and Drinks

Hey, graduates of the last decade — we know you’re looking to make connections and learn some important career- and life-hacks. But who says you can’t do both while having a whole lot of fun? That’s what Links and Drinks is all about!