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:

Fall Graduate Wine & Cheese
Thursday, September 27, 6:00-8:00pm
SMU Art Gallery, Loyola Academic Building
Fall graduates are invited to a wine & cheese mixer at the Saint Mary's University Art Gallery in celebration of Convocation.
Celebrate with fellow graduates, Deans and faculty members as you enjoy the current Art Gallery Exhibit '#callresponse' and learn about your Alumni benefits. Family and friends welcome! 
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Homecoming 2018
Wednesday, October 10-Sunday, October 14
Mark your calendars and save the dates! Homecoming will be taking place the second weekend of October! Check back for more event details in the coming months. 
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Homecoming 2018 - Kick Off Breakfast Celebrating 50 Years of Co-Education at Saint Mary's University: 1968-2018
Wednesday, October 10, 8AM-9:30AM
Unilever Lounge, 4th Floor of Sobey School of Business, Halifax
This year, Saint Mary's University celebrates 50 years of co-education. While SMU's current student population is comprised of nearly 50% women, it wasn't until 1968 that the school was officially co-ed. Hear from alumnae from the late '60s who experienced the change first-hand as some of the first 50 female full-time students. We'll also hear from alumnae from throughout the following decades to discuss how the experience changed over the years. This panel is moderated by Bridget Brownlow MA'12 and features Ann MacGillivary BComm'71 MBA'95, Mary Ann Hotchkiss BSc'72, and Kim Squires BA'81 BEd'82 MBA'88. 
Tickets are $10. Breakfast is included!
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Homecoming 2018 - Daily Campus Tours
Wednesday, October 10 - Saturday, October 13, 11AM-12PM
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 11AM between October 10-13. Advanced registration is required at least 24 hours before each upcoming tour. 
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Homecoming 2018 - Alumni Council Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, October 10 - 4:30PM-5:30PM
Secunda Boardroom (4th Floor of Sobey Building), Halifax, NS
Meet the Alumni Council, learn what they've worked on in the past year and welcome the incoming executive and Council members.


Homecoming 2018 - SMU After Hours: Women in Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, October 10 - 5:30PM-7PM
CLARI, Atrium Building, 923 Robie Street, Halifax
Sobey School of Business professor Dr. Ellen Farrell moderates this panel featuring alumnae and student entrepreneurs in celebration of 50 Years of Co-Education at SMU, the 20th anniversary of the Sobey Building's opening, and 15 years of the Sobey School of Business. Hear what inspired these women to become entrepreneurs, the ups and downs of owning your own business, and advice for inspiring entrepreneurs. Panelists include Shelley Simpson MTEI'16 CEO of Prism Lighting Group™ & Co-founder of LED SGS Solutions Inc, Keisha Turner BA’12 Owner & Head Yoga Coach of AthleticYogis and student Deeksha Bhaskar, co-owner of Rasa: Flavours of India.
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Homecoming 2018 - Back to the Classroom: A Brief History of Organized Crime in Canada with Dr. Stephen Schneider
Thursday, October 11 - 8AM-9:30AM 
Unilever Lounge, 4th Floor Sobey School of Business, 903 Robie Street, Halifax
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Saint Mary University's Criminology degree program, we head Back to the Classroom with Criminology professor and author Dr. Stephen Schneider. He will dispel the myths of our historically-nurtured law-abiding nature with a lecture based on his book, "Iced: The Story of Organized Crime in Canada". Stephen is one of Canada’s leading scholars in the field of organized crime. Join us for this exciting lecture exploring the long history of organized crime in Canada while enjoying a full breakfast provided by SMU Alumni.
Tickets are $10. 
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Homecoming 2018 - One World Alumni Awards Gala presented by TD Insurance
Thursday, October 11 - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Loyola 290, 923 Robie Street, Halifax
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. Adsum for Women & Children and FEED Nova Scotia are the top charities for 2018, an Enactus and the Habitat for Humanity Society are the top student societies. One charity and one society will receive the $7,500 One World Awards to support their work in the community. Also, the annual Alumni Awards will be given for Distinguished Community Service, Alumni Volunteer of the Year, Young Alumni of the Year, and Associate Alumni of the Year, help us celebrate these fantastic Santamarians!
Tickets are $25 or $10 for students (Student ID required). 
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Vote for your charity or society of choice daily until September 28th


Homecoming 2018 - Golden Grad Mass of Thanksgiving

Friday, October 12, 11AM-12PM
McNally Theatre Auditorium, 923 Robie Street, Halifax
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. The Golden Grad events are by invitation only.
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Homecoming 2018 - Golden Grad Luncheon
Friday, October 12, 12-1:30PM
McNally Theatre Auditorium, 923 Robie Street, Halifax
The class of 1968 is celebrating their 50th graduation anniversary! All Golden Grads and their guests are invited to attend this luncheon as we welcome the newest members of the Golden Grads and share stories of “the good old days”. The Golden Grad events are by invitation only.
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Homecoming 2018 - Accounting Alumni Mixer & Farewell to Professor Nicola Young
Friday, October 12, 5:30PM-7:30PM
The Gorsebrook Lounge, 923 Robie Street, Halifax
Accounting alumni, this is the event for you! Catch up with your former classmates and Accounting Faculty members. This will also be a great opportunity for all attendees to meet the new Dean of the Sobey School of Business, Dr. Harjeet Bhabra. Plus: We'll also take this chance to say thank you to Professor Nicola Young who is retiring this year after over 40 years of teaching at SMU. Tickets are $10 each and include appetizers and drink ticket. 
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Homecoming 2018 - Women's Volleyball Alumnae Reunion
Friday, October 12, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Homburg Centre, VIP Lounge, 920 Tower Road, Halifax
Reconnect with fellow Volleyball alumnae and coach Darren Russell! Women's Volleyball alumnae and current Women's Volleyball student-athletes are encouraged to attend this free event and continue the festivities at Flashback Friday at the Gorsebrook Lounge. 
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Homecoming 2018 - Women's Rugby Alumnae 25th Anniversary Reunion 
Friday, October 12, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Homburg Centre, Courtside Lounge, 920 Tower Road, Halifax
Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Women's Rugby team, which had its start as a club team in the '92-'93 season. Women's Rugby alumnae and current Women's Rugby student-athletes are encouraged to attend this free event and continue the festivities at Flashback Friday at the Gorsebrook Lounge. The SMU Huskies Women's Rugby athletes are heading to PEI the following morning for a game and will be presented with their starting line and jerseys by Huskies Rugby alumnae. 
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Homecoming 2018 - SMU Huskies Men's Hockey Game
Friday, October 12, 7:00PM
Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax

Let’s fill the Forum with Maroon & White! Our Huskies will be playing the StFX X-Men. Stop by our table to get your noisemakers and SMU swag. SMU Alumni tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at the Homburg Centre at 920 Tower Road. Hours are Mon-Fri 6am-10:30pm, Weekends 8am-7pm. For more information, please call the Homburg Centre at 902-420-5429. 


Homecoming 2018 - SMU Huskies Men's Basketball Game
Friday, October 12, 7:00PM
Homburg Centre (Huskies Basketball Court), 920 Tower Road, Halifax
Cheer on our Huskies as they play against the Brock Badgers in this exhibition game. Make some noise while wearing your favourite maroon & white! SMU Alumni tickets are $6 and can be purchased in advance at the Homburg Centre at 920 Tower Road. Hours are Mon-Fri 6am-10:30pm, Weekends 8am-7pm. For more information, please call the Homburg Centre at 902-420-5429. 


Homecoming 2018 - Flashback Friday at the Gorsebrook 
Friday, October 12, 7:30PM-12:00AM
The Gorsebrook Lounge, 923 Robie Street, Halifax
No matter what year you were hanging out at the Gorsebrook, DJs Jeff Pineau and Trevor Murphy CertHons’09 will play the hits from your era! The DJs that bring 90’s Night to The Seahorse every month is bringing Flashback Friday to SMU. They start with music of the 60s and work all the way to today’s hits. Bring a group of friends and your dancing shoes for this FREE event for all SMU alumni! 
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Homecoming 2018 - Sport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reception
Saturday, October 13, 9:00AM-11:30AM
Homburg Centre (Courtside Lounge), 920 Tower Road, Halifax
The Saint Mary's Sport Hall of Fame will welcome a trio of athletes as its newest inductees. Former footballer Frank Yakimchuck BA’74 BEd’75 CertCrim’84, men's hockey goalie, Mark Locken BComm’85 and basketball's Brian Thompson BComm’92 will enter the Hall during the October 2018 ceremony. Reception at 9:00am, Induction Ceremony at 10:00am


Homecoming 2018 - Huskies Game Day BBQ
Saturday, October 13, 12:00PM

SMU Campus, 923 Robie Street, Halifax
Everyone is invited to this family-friendly BBQ happening just before the Huskies Homecoming football game! Wear your Maroon & White and pick up a noisemaker for the game.We'll also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Huskies Harvest Food Drive, which runs from October 6-14th in support of the on-campus Community Food Room. Please consider bringing items to help grow our food room!



Homecoming 2018 - SMU Huskies Football Game
Saturday, October 13, 2:00PM

Huskies Stadium, 923 Robie Street, Halifax
Cheer on our Huskies when they face the Mount Allison Mounties. Don’t forget your Maroon & White! SMU Alumni tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at the Homburg Centre at 920 Tower Road. Hours are Mon-Fri 6am-10:30pm, Weekends 8am-7pm. For more information, please call the Homburg Centre at 902-420-5429. 

We are selling limited discounted tickets for the Courtside Lounge VIP Room. VIP tickets purchased through the Alumni Office are $20 and can be purchased online here or by phone at 902-420-5420.


Homecoming 2018 - SMU Men's Basketball Reunion
Saturday, October 13, 6:15PM-7:00PM 
Homburg Centre (Courtside Lounge), 920 Tower Road, Halifax
We invite all Men's Basketball Alumni to join us for a reception on Saturday, October 13! Reconnect with fellow Huskies while enjoying food, refreshments and great company at the Courtside Lounge before going to watch the SMU Huskies go head to head against the University of Calgary Dinos. 
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Homecoming 2018 - SMU Huskies Men's Hockey Game
Saturday, October 13, 7:00PM
Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax
Let’s fill the Forum with Maroon & White!  Our Huskies will be playing the Dalhousie Tigers. Stop by our table to get your noisemakers and SMU swag. SMU Alumni tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at the Homburg Centre at 920 Tower Road. Hours are Mon-Fri 6am-10:30pm, Weekends 8am-7pm. For more information, please call the Homburg Centre at 902-420-5429. 


Homecoming 2018 - SMU Huskies Men's Basketball Game
Saturday, October 13, 7:00PM
Homburg Centre (Huskies Basketball Court), 920 Tower Road, Halifax
Cheer on our Huskies as they play against the University of Calgary Dinos in this exhibition game. Make some noise while wearing your favourite maroon & white! SMU Alumni tickets are $6 and can be purchased in advance at the Homburg Centre at 920 Tower Road. Hours are Mon-Fri 6am-10:30pm, Weekends 8am-7pm. For more information, please call the Homburg Centre at 902-420-5429. 


Homecoming 2018 - SMU Huskies Men's & Women's Soccer Alumni Reunion
Sunday, October 14, 1:00PM-5:30PM
Homburg Centre (Courtside Lounge), 920 Tower Road, Halifax
We invite all Men's & Women's Soccer Alumni to join us for a reception on Sunday, October 14! Join us to watch the Women's Soccer game vs UNB at 1PM followed by the Men's Soccer game vs UNB at 3:15PM while enjoying food, refreshments and great company at the Courtside Lounge during both games. 
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Homecoming 2018 - SMU Huskies Women's Soccer Game
Sunday, October 14, 1:00PM
Huskies Stadium, 923 Robie Street, Halifax
Please join us for the Women's Soccer game against the UNB Varsity Reds! SMU Alumni tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Homburg Centre at 920 Tower Road. Hours are Mon-Fri 6am-10:30pm, Weekends 8am-7pm. For more information, please call the Homburg Centre at 902-420-5429. Go Huskies!


Homecoming 2018 - SMU Huskies Men's Soccer Game
Sunday, October 14, 3:15PM
Huskies Stadium, 923 Robie Street, Halifax
Please join us for the Men's Soccer game against the UNB Varsity Reds! SMU Alumni tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Homburg Centre at 920 Tower Road. Hours are Mon-Fri 6am-10:30pm, Weekends 8am-7pm. For more information, please call the Homburg Centre at 902-420-5429. Go Huskies!

Toronto Reception - Meet the Dean
Tuesday, October 23, 5:30-7:30pm
The National Club, 303 Bay St., Toronto
Alumni in Toronto are invited to a networking reception to meet Dr. Harjeet Bhabra, the new Dean of the Sobey School of Business. Reconnect with alumni and Vice President Advancement, Erin Sargeant Greenwood.
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All Canada University Association Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 12:30-3:00PM
Oyamel Restaurant, 401 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Join ACUA for a holiday dinner at the Oyamel restaurant.
For tickets contact Deepak Malhotra (dmalhotra@wtsinternational.com)