Homecoming

October 2-6, 2019

Homecoming Events 2019

By Cale Loney

Hundreds of alumni and friends filled the campus from October 2nd – 6th  for Saint Mary’s Homecoming. This year’s events included our Huskies Hockey Reunion, a panel on Canadian Women and Philanthropy presented by TD, the One World Alumni Awards Gala, varsity sports games, and lots of fun at the Gorsebrook! Chancellor Mike Durland BComm’87 DComm’10 was on campus to attend many of these…

Time, Talent, Treasure: Canadian Women in Philanthropy presented by TD

By Maroon & White | fall 2019

Panellists Jane Roy BComm’84, Sylvia Gawad BSc’14, Jo-Anne Ryan, VP of TD Wealth, moderator Margaret McKee PhDMgmt’09, and Karen Oldfield BA’82 shared their thoughts on women’s role and impact in philanthropy.

The Saint Mary’s University WUSC Society received a One World Award, valued at $7,500, from TD Insurance.

By Maroon & White | fall 2019

One World Alumni Awards Gala

By Maroon & White | fall 2019

The Nova Scotia Gambia Association (NSGA) received a One World Award, valued at $7,500, from TD Insurance. Members of NSGA are pictured here with President of the Alumni Council Scott McElman BComm’90, President of SMUSA Mary Navas, and Scott Grant of TD Insurance.

Golden Grad Mass and Luncheon

By Maroon & White | fall 2019

The Class of 1969 celebrated their “Golden Grad”, along with other 50+ year alumni at the Golden Grad Mass and Luncheon. The luncheon was emceed by Chris Butler BA’69 BEd’70 and featured remarks from Dr. Richard Franklin BComm’69 DComm’99, Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray, University President, Dr. Mike Durland, University Chancellor, and Scott McElman BComm’91, Alumni Council President.…

Chris Flynn Jersey Retirement

By Maroon & White | fall 2019

SMU retired a jersey for the first time ever and celebrated the accomplishments of football legend Chris Flynn BA’97. Flynn played for the SMU Huskies from 1987–1990. Athletics Director Scott Gray and University President Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray join Chris Flynn for the unveiling of his framed jersey, which will hang in the SMU Sport Hall of Fame.

Game Day Brunch

By Maroon & White | fall 2019

There was plenty of catching up going on at The Gorsebrook Lounge during Homecoming! Alumni got together at Flashback Friday and the Game Day Brunch.

Game Day BBQ

By Maroon & White | fall 2019

Alumni, students, and friends enjoyed a BBQ in the quad with free food, music, games and giveaways before the SMU Huskies football game.

Skating at The Dauphinee Centre

By Maroon & White | fall 2019

The Dauphinee Centre hosted its first open skate for the community during Homecoming. Alumni and visitors came by to see the building, skate, and enjoy some free hot chocolate. Huskies hockey players lend a hand to Maxson, son of Marisa and James Colzie, women’s soccer coach and men’s football coach, respectively.

A Husky Homecoming

By Chantal Caissie | fall 2019

At this year’s Homecoming, more than 250 former varsity hockey Huskies from across Canada, the US, and even overseas, returned to campus in what was the largest hockey reunion in the university’s history. Throughout the weekend, hockey alumni across seven decades reconnected with former teammates at a number of events including meet & greets with the current teams, tours of the new on-campus…