Saint Mary's gears up for Homecoming


The new fall term is well underway, the leaves are turning…and that means Homecoming is just around the corner!

Homecoming is an annual fall tradition at Saint Mary’s. This year features a full schedule of events for the entire Saint Mary’s community from October 2 - 6. Mark your calendars, don your Saint Mary’s swag and stop in to one or more of these great events!

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SMU After Hours presented by TD: Time, Talent, Treasure - Women in Philanthropy
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Unilever Lounge, 4th Floor of Sobey Building, Saint Mary's Campus

Women continue to play a vital role in shaping the economy and have changed the way people view philanthropy. In Nova Scotia and across the country, women are major contributors to the philanthropic sector by offering time, talent, and treasure, and are improving society every day through their contributions. Please join SMU Alumni as we celebrate Women in Philanthropy with a panel discussion featuring some of the region's most notable women. Panelists to be announced shortly.

This event is free. Register Here


Back to the Classroom: Climate Change Crisis - A SMU Perspective with Dr. Cathy Conrad
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Unilever Lounge, 4th Floor of Sobey Building, Saint Mary's Campus

Each year at Homecoming, we invite alumni to return to the classroom to hear from one of our professors.

This year, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the School of Environment, we are presenting a lecture by Dr. Cathy Conrad, Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies.

The Lecture:
Climate change research is very active at SMU. Across all disciplines and faculties, we have researchers and students undertaking critical research in this field. Dr. Conrad will bring her research from the front lines of climate change in rural West Africa home to SMU with the stories of how people's lives are being gravely impacted by the climate crisis. The lecture will be followed by a short Q&A.

Please note that this event is $10 and includes a full breakfast.
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Chris Flynn Jersey Retirement Ceremony
Friday, October 4, 2019
Courtside Lounge, Homburg Centre

For the first time in the 217 year history of Saint Mary’s University, a jersey will be retired for all-time to celebrate and honour a Saint Mary’s Huskies and Canadian university football legend, Chris Flynn. Learn more about Chris’ incredible career and impact he’s had at Saint Mary’s here.

This event is free but space is limited. To confirm your attendance, please register in advance. 
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Huskies Game Day BBQ
Friday, October 4, 2019
Outside the Student Centre, Saint Mary's Campus

Everyone is invited to this free family-friendly BBQ happening just before the Huskies Homecoming football game! Wear your Maroon & White and pick up a noisemaker for the game while enjoying some games and tasty BBQ!

Flashback Friday at the Gorsebrook
Friday, October 4, 2019
Gorsebrook Lounge, Saint Mary's Campus

No matter what year you were hanging out at the Gorsebrook, Evolution Sound’s DJ Lindelle Williams CertHRM’07 BComm’07 will play the hits from your era! Bring a group of friends and your dancing shoes for another exciting Flashback Friday party during Homecoming!
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SMU Community Open Skate
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Dauphinee Centre, Saint Mary's Campus

We invite everyone to join us for a skate at the new Dauphinee Centre to end Homecoming 2019! This is a great chance to see the new facilities and take advantage of some free ice skating time.

Please note that guests must bring their own skates and helmets. Helmets are mandatory while skating.