Weekend schedule and registration
Thursday, September 19
The Dean’s speaker series showcases inspiring alumni from around the world, who are leaders in their fields of business, government and social sectors.
The 2019 Dean’s Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Louise Simbandumwe. Louise is the Co-Director at SEED Winnipeg - a community economic development organization established to combat poverty in Winnipeg. A former refugee, Louise is passionate about human rights and social justice counting Amnesty International, the Stop Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls Action Group, the Refugee Public Awareness Coalition and the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty among her volunteer commitments. Louise graduated with Great Distinction from the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan and has a Masters in Comparative Social Research from Oxford University where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Friday, September 20
Join current students and your fellow alumni for a round of golf at The Willows Golf & Country Club. The Commerce Classic is an opportunity for students and alumni to network and build valuable connections. The tournament is being held in collaboration with the Edwards Business Student Society, with all proceeds being used to provide further professional development opportunities for students. The 18-hole round will be played as a texas scramble and a shot gun start, and will be followed by a banquet meal.
The Prairie Lily has become a must-do since it first came to Saskatoon in the spring of 2012. The 118-passenger riverboat is equipped with a bar, air conditioning and heating, washrooms and an upper deck where you can enjoy your trip on. Your journey on the Prairie Lily takes you down the lively Saskatchewan River where you’ll see the natural beauty of the Meewasin Valley, the welcoming Saskatoon downtown and the friendliness of River Landing.
To learn more about the Prairie Lily, visit their website.
Saturday, September 21
The second day of Alumni Weekend begins with breakfast where you can also enjoy the spectacular views of campus on the top floor of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites. You’ll then take in a presentation from Dr. Volker Gerdts (PhD), director and CEO of Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) and Kylee Drever, a graduate student at VIDO-InterVac. Gerdts will talk about the importance of emerging diseases and the need to prepare for such diseases including the development of vaccines. Drever will present on her research on tuberculosis, one of the world’s leading causes of death.
To learn more about VIDO-InterVac, visit their website.
The USask FestiBowl is a family friendly event open to all alumni and friends. It will feature campus partners, local businesses, cultural presentations and more! Tour through the Bowl, visit vendors and enjoy the bouncy castles, face painting and balloon animals.
FestiBowl will also feature cultural performances at the Indigenous Culture and Language Festival presented by College of Education SUNTEP and ITEP alumni, in celebration of the United Nations declaration of 2019 being the International Year of Indigenous Languages. It is through language that people preserve their community’s history, customs, traditions and defend their human rights.
Lunch is available to purchase from some of Saskatoon’s top food trucks. C95 will be live on location, playing music and keeping the festivities rolling.
Reminisce with your classmates as you walk through the halls of the Edwards School of Business (formerly the Commerce building) on a college tour.
Join us as we celebrate and honor our alumni who graduated over 50 years ago. Each alumnus will have the opportunity to walk the stage again in the historic Convocation Hall and be welcomed into the Golden Grads. An informal high tea reception will follow.
A final reception to celebrate and wrap up is your last stop of Alumni Weekend. Join us for this networking opportunity, free hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, and a chance to hear about the university’s plan into 2025.