Classes without Quizzes
The dancing Heebee-jeebees. Paint-the-rock sessions. Running clinics. Campus tours. Reunion brunches. Rollicking panel discussions. Quantum dots. Fairness, bias.
All of these events and topics were highlighted last April at the University of Calgary’s first-ever Alumni Weekend. More than 1,200 graduates, friends and families attended the educational extravaganza that launched UCalgary’s 50th anniversary that will continue to be celebrated throughout 2017.
While some alumni were content to swap memorable stories with former classmates and professors, others toured their offspring under the red arch, stopping at our very own prairie chicken before letting them paint one of our iconic rocks. And then there were those who came out to be students again — to absorb what new graduate-level research is taking place that keeps UCalgary an intellectually-vibrant campus. From provocative panels and interactive clinics to readings and entertaining brunches, one of the challenges was deciding what, exactly, to do.
Now, deep in the plans for next year, we hope you’ll attend Alumni Weekend 2017. Details and dates will soon be posted at ucalgary.ca/alumniweekend U