Welcome to the SMU Alumni family! You are now part of a community of more than 50,000 proud Santamarians living around the world, and part of the SMU Young Alumni (or #SMUYA) group. You may have left the classroom, but you will forever have a network of Saint Mary’s friends, colleagues, and faculty members to count on. The Alumni office is here to support your next steps, and we want to know the great things you do as a SMU alumni!
Benefits & Services for Alumni
Did you know SMU grads receive exclusive benefits and perks? Your Alumni Card is a way to redeem discounts at businesses in the Halifax area and online. Your Alumni Card is free and can be used at a number of shops, restaurants, and travel partners. Simply request the card online and we will send it to you in the mail.
The SMU Café online networking program is powered by the Ten Thousand Coffees platform which matches alumni with students and recent grads for a career inspiring conversation over coffee (in person or online!).
Join this network to:
- Help shape the careers of students and young alumni by sharing your career advice and experience
- Develop your networking and mentoring skills through real-world practice
- Build your network of other Saint Mary's University alumni and faculty based on your industry and interest
Insurance Benefits for Alumni – SMU Alumni is proud to partner with TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and Manulife Insurance to offer preferred rates to alumni. TD Insurance offers home, auto and travel insurance for alumni. Visit their website to get your rates.
Manulife offers health, dental and life insurance for alumni. Visit their website to get your rates.
Career Services for Alumni – Alumni can access SMU’s Career Services for three years after graduating. Contact the Career Services office for career counselling, resume and cover letter support, and career development support. The Alumni office also hosts professional development and networking events throughout the year.
Homburg Centre Discount – The Homburg Centre for Health & Wellness offers recent graduates a onetime 50% discount on a one year or four month membership, which can be redeemed within two years of your graduation date. After the two year period, all alumni can enjoy a 25% membership discount. Visit the Homburg Centre on campus to get your membership.
Young Alumni Committee & Events
There is a committee dedicated to planning events and programs for Young Alumni, known as #SMUYA. A young alumni is someone who has graduated within the past 10 years and is under 30 years of age. The Young Alumni committee is comprised of young alumni volunteers who plan social and networking events throughout the year. Like our Facebook page or check out #SMUYA on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date on opportunities.
The Alumni office hosts professional networking and fun social events for all alumni throughout the year. Keep up to date on our events page, and make sure to sign up for the monthly e-newsletter to learn about upcoming opportunities.
Sydney Alumni Reception
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Connect with SMU Alumni in the Sydney area and meet Courtney Schriver-Richard BA'11, GM of Business Operations for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Enjoy complimentary food and drink while hearing updates from the University and your fellow alumni!
Truro Alumni Reception
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Connect with SMU Alumni in the Truro area at this free event. Enjoy complimentary food and drink while hearing updates from the University and your fellow alumni!
Saint John Alumni Reception
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Connect with SMU Alumni in the Saint John area at this free event. Enjoy complimentary food and drink while hearing updates from the University and your fellow alumni!
Fredericton Alumni Reception
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Connect with SMU Alumni in the Fredericton area at this free event where you'll get to hear updates from the University and from your fellow alumni. Plus: Enjoy complimentary food and a brewery tour!
Atlantic Universities Alumni Pub Night - Ottawa
Thursday, June 6, 2019
The annual Atlantic Universities Pub Night is back on June 6th at Hooley's Pub in Ottawa! Join alumni from SMU and other East Coast Universities for a fun night of East Coast food, music, and hospitality.
Lunenburg Alumni Reception
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Join us at the Ironworks Distillery to reconnect with fellow alumni and hear updates from the university. This event is free to attend and includes light snacks, a tour of the distillery, and a tasting! Plus, there'll be some free SMU swag as well as door prizes!
Annapolis Valley Alumni Reception
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Connect with SMU Alumni in the Annapolis Valley area and hear updates from the University! Church Brewing Co. is founded by SMU alumni Steve and Matt Haysom.
October 2-6, 2019
Update Your Contact Information
We want to stay connected to tell you about our alumni events, programs, contests and volunteer opportunities! If you’re moving or changing your email or phone number, let us know so we can make sure to keep you updated with information on events and programs in your area.
Your Alumni Network
SMU alumni are showing their Husky pride across the globe! If you’re moving and looking to get in touch with a fellow Santamarian, contact one of these alumni representatives:
- Toronto – John Sime BComm’08, Carrigan Desjardins BA’14
- Ottawa – Jess Case BComm, CertHR’13
- Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh) – Ben Mawdsley BA’15
- Arizona (Phoenix) - Dr. Bob Ruotolo BA'65 & Pat Ruotolo MSw'68
- Hong Kong - Jimmy Ho BComm'79
Also check out the Facebook pages for our Alumni Chapters: