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. Check back soon for details on the speaker and the event!
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 Volker Gerdts, director and CEO of Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) and Kylee Drever, an MSs 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 family friendly marketplace is not your average marketplace. This fun filled event features and celebrates our alumni and their businesses. Tour through the Bowl, visit vendors and take part in some of the fun activities happening. Check out the bouncy castle, face painting, balloon animals and stop Howler for a picture! Lunch is available to purchase from some of Saskatoon’s top food trucks. We’ll also have music playing to keep the afternoon rolling.
If you are an alumnus who is interested in featuring your business in this event, please email email@example.com or submit your application by September 6.
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.
Interested in being a vendor at this year's USask FestiBowl?
Applications are due by September 6, 2019.