Alumni

Alumni Events

Reconnect with friends, network with other SMU alumni, and keep in touch with the SMU community at alumni events! We host events in many cities along with annual events like Homecoming and the Alumni Association Golf Tournament. See a list of upcoming events below. 

Upcoming Events

Husky Cookout
Friday, September 13, 2019
5:00-7:00PM *Until supplies last
Outside the O'Donnell-Hennessy Student Centre, SMU campus
Alumni, friends and family are invited to a free BBQ with fun for all ages! Starting at 5pm in the Quad until supplies last. Followed by the 7:00PM SMU Huskies Football Game against Acadia. Game tickets can be purchased at www.smuhuskies.ca or at the Homburg Centre.

Alumni Council Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
5:15PM
Secunda Boardroom, 4th Floor, Sobey School of Business, 923 Robie St., Halifax 
Hear updates from the Saint Mary's University Alumni Council and meet our newly elected Council members.

SMUYA Networking Night
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00-8:00PM
Volta, 1505 Barrington St. Suite 101, Halifax
Network with SMU Young Alumni (SMUYA) and meet seasoned career professionals at our networking event. Our keynote speaker is Keisha Turner BA'12, Owner of AthleticYogis and Student Success Advisor at Dalhousie University. Open to Young Alumni (graduates within the past 5 years), 4th & 5th year undergraduate, and Master's level students. 
19+, free to attend. 
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Bermuda Alumni Reception
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6:00-8:00PM
Princess Hamilton & Beach Club, 76 Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton, Bermuda
SMU alumni in Bermuda are invited to join Dr. Margaret MacDonald, Dean of Arts, and Jillian Gibson, Director of Philanthropy, for a reception on the terrace at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club by Fairmont. Reconnect with alumni in the region and find out what’s been happening on our campus. Refreshments to be provided, guests are welcome. 
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Homecoming 2019
Wednesday, October 2-Sunday, October 6
We have a number of exciting events for those returning to campus for this year's Homecoming! Click here to see what you can expect for 2019. More events to be announced in the coming months.


Homecoming 2019 events

Homecoming Campus Tour
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
12PM-1PM
Begins at McNally Main Building Lobby, Saint Mary's Campus
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. 
Advanced registration is required at least 24 hours before each upcoming tour to confirm a tour guide is available. 
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SMU After Hours presented by TD: Time, Talent, Treasure - Women in Philanthropy
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
5:30PM-7:30PM
Unilever Lounge, 4th Floor of Sobey Building, Saint Mary's Campus
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 every day through their contributions. Please join SMU Alumni as we celebrate Women in Philanthropy with a panel discussion featuring some of the region's most notable women. Panelists to be announced shortly. This event is free.
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SMU Young Alumni Homecoming Trivia Night
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
7PM-9PM
Gorsebrook Lounge, 923 Robie Street, Saint Mary's Campus
We invite all Young Alumni to help us kick off Homecoming with a trivia night at the Gorsebrook! Bring some pals and test your knowledge at this free event. Bring your alumni card for a complimentary drink ticket. 


Back to the Classroom: Climate Change Crisis - A SMU Perspective with Dr. Cathy Conrad
Thursday, October 3, 2019
8AM-9:30AM
Unilever Lounge, 4th Floor of Sobey Building, Saint Mary's Campus
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 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. 
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Homecoming Campus Tour
Thursday, October 3, 2019
12PM-1PM
Begins at McNally Main Building Lobby, Saint Mary's Campus
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. 
Advanced registration is required at least 24 hours before each upcoming tour to confirm a tour guide is available. 
Book a Tour


SMU Huskies Men's Soccer Game
Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:15PM
Wanderers Grounds, Corner of Summer & Sackville Streets, Halifax, NS
Cheer on our Huskies when they face the Dalhousie Tigers! Don’t forget your Maroon & White and noisemakers! This event is taking place at the Wanderers Grounds in downtown Halifax. Tickets are $5. 
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One World Alumni Awards Gala

Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:30PM-8:30PM
Loyola Conference Hall (290), Saint Mary's Campus
Don’t miss our award-winning Homecoming event! This event is a chance for us to celebrate local charities, campus societies, and alumni who make an impact in the community. Regular tickets for this event are $25 and student tickets are $10 (HST included). 
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Huskies Hockey Reunion 2019 
Friday, October 4-Sunday, October 6
Reconnect with former teammates with multiple events for hockey alumni during Homecoming 2019 including varsity hockey games, team reunions, team meet & greets, nostalgia at the Gorsebrook, an alumni open skate on the new rink, and much more!
Let us know you're interested in attending here

Golden Grad Mass & Luncheon
Friday, October 4, 2019 
11AM-2PM
McNally Main Theatre Auditorium & Loyola Conference Hall, Saint Mary's Campus 
The class of 1969 is celebrating their 50th graduation anniversary! All Golden Grads and their guests are invited to attend this Mass & luncheon as we welcome the newest members of the Golden Grads and share stories of “the good old days”. Please be aware that the Mass is taking place in the McNally Main Theatre Auditorium while the Luncheon is moving locations this year to the Loyola Conference Hall (Room 290). 
This event is by invitation only!
Register here

 
Homecoming Campus Tour
Friday, October 4, 2019
12PM-1PM
Begins at McNally Main Building Lobby, Saint Mary's Campus
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. 
Advanced registration is required at least 24 hours before each upcoming tour to confirm a tour guide is available. 
Book a Tour


Women's Hockey Huskies Special Reunion with Sport Hall of Fame Inductee Lisa Haley
Friday, October 4, 2019
2:30PM-4PM
Barbara Holmes Gathering Centre, Dauphinee Centre, Saint Mary's CampusWe 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
Friday, October 4, 2019
4:30PM-6PM
Courtside Lounge, Homburg Centre, Saint Mary's Campus
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. This event is free but space is limited. To confirm your attendance, please register in advance. 
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Huskies Game Day BBQ
Friday, October 4, 2019
5PM-7PM
Outside the Student Centre, Saint Mary's Campus
Everyone is invited to this free family-friendly BBQ happening just before the Huskies Homecoming football game! Wear your Maroon & White and pick up a noisemaker for the game while enjoying some games and tasty BBQ!


SMUSA Executive Alumni Reunion
Friday, October 4, 2019
5PM-7PM
Gorsebrook Lounge, Saint Mary's Campus
We invite former SMUSA Execs to reconnect and meet some of the current SMUSA Executive team prior to the Homecoming Huskies football game. This event is free to attend.
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The Journal Alumni Reunion
Friday, October 4, 2019
5PM-7PM
Gorsebrook Lounge, Saint Mary's Campus
All former Journal editors, writers, photographers, and contributors are invited to reconnect during Homecoming on Friday, October 4th at the Gorsebrook ahead of the Homecoming Huskies football game! This event is free to attend.
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Toronto Football Game Watch Party
Friday, October 4, 2019
5:30PM
The Dock Ellis Sports Bar, 1280 Dundas Street W, Toronto, ON
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 with live stream beginning at 6PM. 
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SMU Huskies Football Game
Friday, October 4, 2019
7PM
Huskies Stadium, Saint Mary's Campus
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!
Purchase tickets here

Flashback Friday at the Gorsebrook
Friday, October 4, 2019
9PM-12AM
Gorsebrook Lounge, Saint Mary's Campus
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!
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Sport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, October 5, 2019
9AM-11AM
Courtside Lounge, Homburg Centre, Saint Mary's Campus 
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


SMU Huskies Men's Hockey Meet & Greet
Saturday, October 5, 2019
11:30AM-12:30PM
Barbara Holmes Gathering Centre, Dauphinee Centre, Saint Mary's Campus
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 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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Game Day Brunch
Saturday, October 5, 2019
11:30AM-1:30PM
Gorsebrook Lounge, Saint Mary's Campus
We invite all alumni and guests to join us at the Gorsebrook Lounge to enjoy a post-Sport Hall of Fame Induction brunch ahead of the hockey double-header. Please note that the brunch is buffet-style and is $10. Pay ahead of time online or at the door. 
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SMU Huskies Women's Hockey Game
Saturday, October 5, 2019
3PM
Dauphinee Centre, Saint Mary's Campus
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.
Purchase tickets here

 

SMU Huskies Women's Hockey Meet & Greet
Saturday, October 5, 2019
7PM
Barbara Holmes Gathering Centre, Dauphinee Centre, Saint Mary's Campus
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 here. We ask that you please pre-register for the meet & greet as there is limited capacity in the Barbara Holmes Gathering Centre.
Register Here


SMU Huskies Men's Hockey Game
Saturday, October 5, 2019
7PM
Dauphinee Centre, Saint Mary's Campus
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.
Purchase tickets here


Huskies Hockey Reunion Farewell Brunch
Sunday, October 6, 2019
11AM-12:30PM
Gorsebrook Lounge, Saint Mary's Campus
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
Sunday, October 6, 2019
1PM-3PM
Dauphinee Centre, Saint Mary's Campus
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.



SMU Huskies Women's Rugby Game
Sunday, October 6, 2019
2PM
Huskies Stadium, Saint Mary's Campus
Please join us on Sunday October 6 @ 2:00pm for the Women's Rugby game against the UPEI Panthers!
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SMU Huskies Women's Rugby Alumnae Reunion

Sunday, October 6, 2019
2PM-4PM
Courtside Lounge, Homburg Centre, Saint Mary's Campus
Women's Rugby alumnae are encouraged to come watch the current Women's Rugby team as they go head to head against the UPEI Panthers. Reconnect with fellow Rugby alumnae at the Courtside Lounge and enjoy some light snacks while cheering on our Huskies.
Register Here