The University of Winnipeg welcomes our alumni and friends to 2023 Homecoming!

This year's events, held on campus from Tuesday, September 19, to Thursday, September 21, bring members of our alumni community together to celebrate their time at UWinnipeg, reunite with friends, former classmates, and other alumni, and learn about new and exciting happenings at the University.

Our 2023 Homecoming features an art exhibit, academic events and celebrations, an alumni association meeting, and a provincial election forum.

Homecoming week will culminate with an engaging panel discussion, Revitalization and Collaboration: Creating Positive Change Downtown. Dr. Jino Distasio, Vice President of Research and Innovation at The University of Winnipeg, will moderate a panel discussion featuring experts from community organizations and academia.

We can't wait to welcome you back to campus!

2023 Homecoming Events

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Poster image black and white with text  - The Undead Archive

Gallery 1C03 Exhibit Tour: The Undead Archive
When: 12:15 p.m.
Where: Gallery 1C03 (1st Floor, Centennial Hall)
Admission: Free

Join exhibit curator and UWinnipeg art history professor Dr. Serena Keshavjee for a fascinating look at Dr. T.G. Hamilton’s 100-year-old photographs exploring life after death, as well as artistic works of local and international contemporary artists inspired by these uncanny, pseudoscientific photographs.

Union Station Candidates’ Forum: Presented by UWSA and the Alumni Association
When: Pizza Party: 4:30 p.m. & Debate: 5–7 p.m. | Where: Convocation Hall (2nd Floor, Wesley Hall) | Admission: Free
RSVP: Registration is appreciated but not required. Contact alumni@uwinnipeg.ca to register.

Ahead of the provincial election on October 3, hear candidates running to represent the University’s home constituency of Union Station debate questions posed by students, alumni, and community members.

Four alumni gathered together, smiling

The University of Winnipeg Alumni Association Annual General Meeting
When: Reception: 7 p.m. & Meeting: 7:30 p.m.
Where: University Club Lounge and Boardroom (4th Floor, Wesley Hall)
Admission: Free
RSVP: Register now!

Hear from UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Todd Mondor and Alumni Association President Judith Neumann. Learn more about the Association’s activities and about volunteer opportunities.

Wednesday, September 20

Randy Kobes poster symposium

Randy Kobes Undergraduate Poster Symposium and Alumni Reception
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: RCFESC, 599 Portage Ave.
Admission: Free
RSVP: Register now!
For more information, please contact alumni@uwinnipeg.ca or call 204-988-7118.

The 18th annual Poster Symposium displays excellent quality research by undergraduate students. Alumni are invited to a special reception to meet Faculty of Science students, faculty, and alumni and to tour labs in the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex.

Thursday, September 21

A red seal reading Collegiate 150 over top of a black and white image of students

The University of Winnipeg Collegiate 150th Anniversary Celebration
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Front lawn of Wesley Hall (515 Portage Ave.)
For more information e-mail collegiatealumni@uwinnipeg.ca.

Join alumni, faculty, staff, students, and special guests to celebrate the history, traditions, and memories we’ve made together since 1873! We will recognize this milestone with an opening ceremony, followed by a complimentary lunch, a concert of alumni performances, and scheduled tours of Wesley Hall and Leatherdale Hall.

The Undead Archive at Gallery 1C03: Opening Reception and Bus Tour
When: 4–6 p.m. | Where: University of Winnipeg, Gallery 1C03, 1st Flr. Centennial Hall

Celebrate the opening of The Undead Archive at this one-night, three-part reception, starting at Gallery 1C03.

There will be a free bus transporting guests between venues. Hop on the bus and learn more about ectoplasm, spirit photography and the fascinating research that has brought this exhibition to life. The bus will leave from Gallery 1C03 at 5:30 p.m., taking guests to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections and School of Art Gallery receptions. The bus will leave from free the School of Art Gallery at 8:45 p.m., returning to The University of Winnipeg.

Students sitting on campus

Revitalization and Collaboration: Creating Positive Change Downtown
When: 5–7:30 p.m.
Where: Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex (599 Portage Ave.)
Admission: Free
RSVP: Register now!

Learn about post-pandemic community development, grassroots initiatives, safety measures, housing, transportation, youth opportunities, and more at this panel discussion moderated by Dr. Jino Distasio, Director of the Institute of Urban Studies and Vice-President of Research and Innovation at UWinnipeg.

Note: Light refreshments will be served and complimentary parking is available with advance registration.