Held every five years, the 45th Anniversary Homecoming has attracted alumni and their families from across Canada and several international locations.
The action-packed weekend begins on Friday, October 12 and includes several social gatherings, the Fall Convocation ceremonies, and much more.
Friday, October 12
The History and Geography Departments Present a talk entitled "Heraldry: Our Evolving Heritage" by Deputy Chief Herald Bruce Patterson (http://www.uleth.ca/notice/display.html?b=301&s=18322)
Friday, October 12, 3 – 4:30 p.m, PE264 / Free
Bruce Patterson is the Deputy Chief Herald of the Canadian Heraldic Authority, and is visiting Lethbridge to officially unveil the U of L's Coat of Arms, and activity that takes place as part of the Fall convocation ceremonies on Saturday, October 13.
Faculty of Education presents Olympic Gold Medalist Adam Kreek
Friday, October 12, 2012, 4:30 to 6 p.m., PE250 / Free
Adam Kreek is an Olympic medallist, environmental consultant, educator and advocate for water issues. He is also rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in the near future. Learn more about Adam and his trip at this engaging presentation.
Management Time Machine
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 6:30 pm, Markin Hall / Free
What did managers do in the 60s and 70s? How did they get anything done with just a dial telephone? How did they survive without spreadsheets? Visit the Management Time Machine displays and be amazed at the pace of change over 45 years.
“Celebrating 45” Faculty Artists & Friends Concert
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 8:00 pm University Theatre / Admission
Join the talented members of the U of L Music faculty, student and guests as they celebrate the U of L’s 45th anniversary with all kinds of “music at 45:” some written by 45-year-old composers, bearing the opus 45 label, from 1945, and more.
ULSU Alumni Award and Bonfire
Friday, October 12, 2012 | 9:00 – 11:00 pm SU Ballrooms / Free
Meet the current Students' Union team as they celebrate homecoming! The SU will also recognize former SU President (2002-2003) Melanee Thomas, currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Calgary in the Political Science Department.
Prior to her position at the University of Calgary she was The Skelton-Clark Post Doctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at Queens University.Melanee went on to achieve her M.A. in political science, specialization in Canadian Politics from the University of Calgary in 2006, she then went further in her academic career and completed her Ph.D in Political Science at McGill University in 2011. Outside of academics, Melanee is also an accomplished runner and maintains an interest in music, having studied piano at the ARCT level with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Saturday, October 13
Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness / Free
More than 300 new grads will celebrate Convocation with their families and friends, U of L President Emeritus Bill Cade will receive an Honorary Degree (http://www.uleth.ca/notice/display.html?b=300&s=18363), the U of L gets a brand new Coat of Arms, and the Alumni Association recognizes Dr Kathyrn Preuss (BSc '95) as the 2012 Distinguished Alumna of the Year (http://www.uleth.ca/notice/display.html?b=300&s=18362)
Friends of Health Sciences Award
Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm / Free
This year, the Faculty is pleased to honour Jennifer Penner, RN, BScN, as the 2012 Friends of Health Sciences Award recipient.
Penner is a veteran health-care professional with more than 25 years experience as a registered nurse and nurse clinician in a wide variety of settings across Alberta.
Learn more here: http://www.uleth.ca/notice/display.html?b=300&s=18333
Alumni Association Dine & Dance
Saturday, October 13, 2012 | Reception 5 pm, Supper 6 pm, Dance 9 pm / Admission
Sunday, October 14
President’s Brunch & Swinging 60s Fashion Show
Sunday, October 14, 2012 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / Free
The Theatre and Dramatic Arts Costume crew has once again put together a fashion show of epic proportions to reflect the U of L's 45th year. Celebrity models, among them President Mike Mahon and his wife Maureen, will display the hottest fashions of the 60s and 70s at this informal gathering.
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Contacts for all the Homecoming events can be found at this website: http://www.uleth.ca/alumni/homecoming/alumni-homecoming-2012-events
This notice is posted to the Event Calendar on the following dates:
2012/10/12 , 2012/10/13 , 2012/10/14
U of L Communications and Public Relations Contact:
Bob Cooney, Communications and PR Officer (403) 382-7173