Daily Campus Tour
Oct
2
12:00 PM12:00

Daily Campus Tour

Take a stroll down memory lane with our Campus Tour team! Visit your old stomping grounds while also learning about the new facilities on campus.

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and will be taking place daily at 12PM between October 2-4 beginning at the lobby of the McNally Main Building. 

To confirm the proper date of your tour, please select the ticket corresponding to the date you'd like the tour to take place.

Advanced registration is required at least 24 hours before each upcoming tour to confirm a tour guide is available. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni@smu.ca or 902.420.5420.

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SMU After Hours presented by TD: Time Talent Treasure - Canadian Women and Philanthropy
Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

SMU After Hours presented by TD: Time Talent Treasure - Canadian Women and Philanthropy

Women continue to play a vital role in shaping the economy and have changed the way people view philanthropy. In Nova Scotia and across the country, women are major contributors to the philanthropic sector by offering time, talent, and treasure, and are improving society everyday through their contributions.

Please join TD and SMU Alumni as we celebrate Women in Philanthropy with a panel discussion.

Moderator: Dr. Margaret McKee (Associate Professor of Management, MBA Program Coordinator)

Panelists:

  • Jo-Anne Ryan (Vice President, Philanthropic Advisory Services at TD Wealth and Executive Director of the Private Giving Foundation)

  • Karen Oldfield BA'82 (President & CEO of Halifax Port Authority)

  • Jane Roy BComm'84 (Founder & Chair of the Catapult Leadership Society)

  • Sylvia Gawad BSc’14 (2019 Young Alumni of the Year Award Recipient, 2019 RBC Top 75 Canadian Immigrants finalist)

This is a free event, but we ask that you please register in advance.

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Back to the Classroom: Climate Change Crisis - A SMU Perspective with Dr. Cathy Conrad
Oct
3
8:00 AM08:00

Back to the Classroom: Climate Change Crisis - A SMU Perspective with Dr. Cathy Conrad

  • Unilever Lounge, 4th floor of Sobey Building (map)
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Each year at Homecoming, we invite alumni to return to the classroom to hear from one of our professors. This year, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the School of Environment, we are presenting a lecture by Dr. Cathy Conrad, Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies. 

The Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree is an interdisciplinary program providing exciting opportunities to draw upon social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences to develop solutions to complex environmental challenges. The Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree is a part of the Saint Mary's University School of Environment, connecting students, faculty and the community to the hub for environmental education, research and outreach at SMU.

THE LECTURE

Climate change research is very active at SMU. Across all disciplines and faculties, we have researchers and students undertaking critical research in this field. Dr. Conrad will bring her research from the front lines of climate change in rural West Africa home to SMU with the stories of how people's lives are being gravely impacted by the climate crisis. 

The lecture will be followed by a short Q&A. 

Please note that this event is $10 and includes a full breakfast.

DR. CATHY CONRAD
Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies

Dr. Conrad’s research background is in community-based environmental monitoring and water security, having founded the Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network (now the Atlantic Water Network). Through this work, she has conducted research around the world, assisting communities in better understanding a variety of environmental concerns, often employing citizen science. 

As more recent research shifted to water and food security in West Africa, particularly The Gambia, new questions around environmental migrants and migration in general has emerged. She is now working on irregular migration in West Africa, migration as a rite of passage and climate change migration on the African continent.

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Daily Campus Tour
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Daily Campus Tour

Take a stroll down memory lane with our Campus Tour team! Visit your old stomping grounds while also learning about the new facilities on campus.

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and will be taking place daily at 12PM between October 2-4 beginning at the lobby of the McNally Main Building. 

To confirm the proper date of your tour, please select the ticket corresponding to the date you'd like the tour to take place.

Advanced registration is required at least 24 hours before each upcoming tour to confirm a tour guide is available. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni@smu.ca or 902.420.5420.

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One World Alumni Awards Gala presented by TD Insurance
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

One World Alumni Awards Gala presented by TD Insurance

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Don’t miss our award-winning Homecoming event! Celebrate local charities and the SMU alumni and students that support them at this year’s One World Alumni Awards Gala presented by TD Insurance. 

One charity and one society will receive the $7,500 One World Awards to support their work in the community. 

Nominated charities are Easter Seals Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Gambia Association.
Nominated student societies are Enactus Saint Mary’s and World University Services Canada (WUSC) Saint Mary’s.

Plus, we will be recognizing alumni with our annual Alumni Awards. Recipients for this year’s awards are as follows:

2019 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Community Service
Karen Oldfield, QC BA'82

Paul Lynch Alumni Volunteer of the Year
Joann Boulos-Callias BA'82 BEd'83 MEd'89
Karen Ross BComm'77

Young Alumni of the Year
Dr. Henry Annan BSc'14
Sylvia Gawad BSc'14

Associate Alumni of the Year
Nancy & Glen Holmes

Regular tickets are $25 and student tickets are $10 (HST included).

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Oct
4
11:00 AM11:00

Golden Grads Mass of Thanksgiving

Golden Grads are a special group of Saint Mary’s alumni who graduated 50 years ago or earlier. Golden Grads and their guests are invited to join as we give thanks for the blessings of our Saint Mary’s alumni community. 

You can register by contacting us by email at alumni@smu.ca or by phone at 902-420-5420.

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Daily Campus Tour
Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

Daily Campus Tour

Take a stroll down memory lane with our Campus Tour team! Visit your old stomping grounds while also learning about the new facilities on campus.

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and will be taking place daily at 12PM between October 2-4 beginning at the lobby of the McNally Main Building. 

To confirm the proper date of your tour, please select the ticket corresponding to the date you'd like the tour to take place.

Advanced registration is required at least 24 hours before each upcoming tour to confirm a tour guide is available. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni@smu.ca or 902.420.5420.

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Oct
4
to Oct 6

SMU Huskies Hockey Reunion

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In celebration of the opening of the new on-campus arena, the Dauphinee Centre, Homecoming 2019 will feature an entire weekend of activities for hockey alumni.

We look forward to seeing former Hockey Huskies out in full force over Homecoming weekend, October 4-6, for a number of hockey alumni activities. Reconnect with former teammates at varsity hockey games and team reunions, meet the current teams, enjoy nostalgia at the Gorsebrook, an alumni open skate on the new rink, and much more! Look through the Homecoming schedule for all hockey reunion events.

Click here to let us know you're interested in being part of this special weekend. This will let us keep you in the loop of all hockey reunion events!

Game tickets on sale now!


Traveling to the reunion? We've got you covered! Both Atlantica Halifax Hotel and Halifax Hotel (formerly Delta Halifax) are offering our Huskies discounts over Homecoming weekend!

Here are the booking details for both hotels:

ATLANTICA HOTEL HALIFAX
1980 Robie St, Halifax, NS
ROOM TYPES: 2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed
RATES: $139/night
BOOK ONLINE NOW: https://reservations.travelclick.com/72818…

For those who would prefer to book over the phone, please call 1-888-810-7288

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HOTEL HALIFAX 
1990 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS
ROOM TYPES: 2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed
RATES: $119/night
BOOK ONLINE NOW: https://reservations.travelclick.com/108084…

For any guest that would rather book over the phone, please call 1-833-357-8155
Make sure to spread the word to all your former teammates and friends. See you on campus again October 4-6, 2019!

Go Huskies! 

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Women's Hockey Huskies Special Reunion with Sport HOF Inductee Lisa Haley
Oct
4
2:30 PM14:30

Women's Hockey Huskies Special Reunion with Sport HOF Inductee Lisa Haley

  • Barbara Holmes Gathering Centre, Dauphinee Centre (map)
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We invite current and former Women's Hockey Huskies for a special event with 2019 Sport Hall of Fame Inductee and former SMU Women's Hockey Coach, Lisa Haley. Reconnect with fellow Huskies while getting the chance to catch up with Lisa. 

This event is free and open to current and former Women's Hockey Huskies. 

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Chris Flynn Jersey Retirement Ceremony
Oct
4
4:30 PM16:30

Chris Flynn Jersey Retirement Ceremony

  • Saint Mary's University - Courtside Lounge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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For the first time in the 217 year history of Saint Mary’s University, a jersey will be retired for all-time to celebrate and honour a Saint Mary’s Huskies and Canadian university football legend, Chris Flynn. Learn more about Chris’ incredible career and impact he’s had at Saint Mary’s here.

Watch a special video celebrating Chris’ achievements here.

This event is free but space is limited. Please make sure to register in advance to confirm your attendance.

Congratulations, Chris!

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Toronto Football Game Watch Party
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Toronto Football Game Watch Party

Can't return to campus? We're bringing Homecoming to you!

We invite alumni in Toronto to cheer on the Huskies during this free watch party at The Dock Ellis, hosted by alumnus John Sime BComm'08. Enjoy some light snacks while watching a live stream of the Homecoming football game as the Huskies take on the Mount Allison Mounties. Event begins at 5:30PM EST with live stream beginning at 6PM EST.

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

SMU Huskies Football Game

Cheer on our Huskies when they face the Mount Allison Mounties on this special Friday Night Lights edition of our Homecoming Football game! Don’t forget your Maroon & White!

Homecoming Football game Courtside Lounge tickets are $20 for alumni. You can also bundle your tickets with both Homecoming hockey games for $35! Tickets available now!

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Oct
4
to Oct 5

Flashback Friday at The Gorsebrook

No matter what year you were hanging out at the Gorsebrook, Evolution Sound’s DJ Lindelle Williams CertHRM’07 BComm’07 will play the hits from your era! Bring a group of friends and your dancing shoes for another exciting Flashback Friday party during Homecoming!

Cost: Free
Note: This event is 19+.

Register for the event by clicking the button below or by calling 902.420.5420

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Sport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Sport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

  • Homburg Centre (Courtside Lounge) (map)
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The Saint Mary's Sport Hall of Fame will welcome its newest inductees during this year’s Homecoming. Lisa Haley, former women's hockey coach, football defensive lineman Noah Cantor BA’94 will and the 2001-2002 men's hockey team will enter the Hall during the October 2019 ceremony. Go Huskies! 

For more information on this year’s inductees, read the full announcement here.

Reception at 9:00am, Induction Ceremony at 10:00am

Cost: Free

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Huskies Hockey Reunion - Men's Hockey Meet & Greet
Oct
5
11:30 AM11:30

Huskies Hockey Reunion - Men's Hockey Meet & Greet

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We invite all former Men's Hockey Huskies to reconnect with fellow alumni varsity hockey players while meeting the current men's hockey team. The meet and greet will take place in the Barbara Holmes Gathering Centre in the Dauphinee Centre directly following the Sport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

We ask that you please pre-register for the meet & greet as there is limited capacity in the Barbara Holmes Gathering Centre.

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Oct
5
3:00 PM15:00

SMU Huskies Women’s Hockey Game

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Let’s fill the new Dauphinee Centre with Maroon & White!  Our Huskies will be playing the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleues during this official Hockey Reunion 2019 game.  Stop by our table to get your noisemakers and SMU Alumni swag.

Tickets to the Homecoming Men’s & Women’s hockey games are $15 for both games! Bundle with the Homecoming Football game for $35. Tickets available now! Please note that tickets are general admission within the reserved Alumni section of the Dauphinee Centre for both games. If you intend to purchase a season's pass, there's no need to purchase tickets here. These games are included for season pass holders and will be available soon through the new online purchasing system. Watch for the announcement through Athletics & Recreation.

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Huskies Hockey Reunion - Women's Hockey Meet & Greet
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Huskies Hockey Reunion - Women's Hockey Meet & Greet

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We invite all former Women's Hockey Huskies to reconnect with fellow alumni varsity hockey players while meeting the current women's hockey team. The meet and greet will take place during the Men's Hockey game, so make sure to wear your maroon & white to cheer on the men's team as they go up against the Dalhousie Tigers!

Note that a ticket to the hockey game is required to gain access to the Dauphinee Centre during the game, but no additional charge is required to attend the meet & greet. Tickets for the game are available now. We ask that you please pre-register for the meet & greet as there is limited capacity in the Barbara Holmes Gathering Centre.

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Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

SMU Huskies Men’s Hockey Game

Let’s fill the new Dauphinee Centre with Maroon & White!  Our Huskies will be playing the Dalhousie Tigers during this official Hockey Reunion 2019 game.  Stop by our table to get your noisemakers and SMU Alumni swag.

Tickets to the Homecoming Men’s & Women’s hockey games are $15 for both games! Bundle with the Homecoming Football game for $35. Tickets available now! Please note that tickets are general admission within the reserved Alumni section of the Dauphinee Centre for both games. If you intend to purchase a season's pass, there's no need to purchase tickets here. These games are included for season pass holders and will be available soon through the new online purchasing system. Watch for the announcement through Athletics & Recreation.

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Huskies Hockey Reunion Farewell Brunch
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Huskies Hockey Reunion Farewell Brunch

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We invite all Hockey Huskies to join us at the Gorsebrook Lounge for a farewell brunch, to reminisce over the 2019 Hockey Reunion weekend and share more memories of their time at SMU. The brunch will be followed by an open skate at the Dauphinee Centre.

This event is free to attend and open to all Hockey Huskies. We ask that you please pre-register so that we have an approximate count for catering.

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SMU Community Open Skate
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

SMU Community Open Skate

We invite everyone to join us for a skate at the new Dauphinee Centre to end Homecoming 2019! This is a great chance to see the new facilities and take advantage of some free ice skating time.

Please note that guests must bring their own skates and helmets. Helmets are mandatory while skating.

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SMU Women's Rugby Alumnae Reunion
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

SMU Women's Rugby Alumnae Reunion

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Women's Rugby alumnae are invited to reconnect at this year’s alumnae reunion taking place during the Women’s Rugby Huskies game vs UPEI.

Enjoy the game for free in the Courtside Lounge with some light appetizers.

Go Huskies!

Register for the event by clicking the button below or by calling 902.420.5420

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