Friday, October 4
Homecoming Kick-Off Breakfast at Father and Sons
Drop in any time between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. | Father and Sons, 112 Osgoode Street | $5
Since 1967, Father and Sons [F&S] has been a place where University of Ottawa students meet to watch the game, make friendships that last a lifetime, discuss world politics and of course grab a drink or a bite to eat! Start your uOttawa Homecoming experience at this fabled campus institution, owned by Honorary Member of the Alumni Association Sam Saab.
Alex Trebek Lecture Series: Igniting a New Renaissance
7:30 p.m. | Shaw Centre, Canada Hall 3, 55 Colonel By Drive | $20
The climate crisis. Spiraling inequality. Technologies spreading farther and faster than our wisdom for handling them. Can we cope with such pressures within current paradigms? Or are the paradigms themselves reaching an exhaustion point? In a sweeping interdisciplinary lecture that trespasses into history, philosophy, politics, economics and science, Chris Kutarna lays out the historic stakes of the time we live in, and points a path toward a different and more beautiful future.
*Presentation in English. Simultaneous interpretation headphones available upon request.
Saturday, October 5
Departure times: 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m. from Alex Trebek Alumni Hall, 157 Séraphin Marion | FREE
Revisit old haunts, explore new facilities, or show your children around during a guided walking tour of campus led by one of the University’s student ambassadors. These personalized, 90-minute tours are held four times a day in French or English, and are limited to 15 participants.
Panda Game and Pre-game Party
Tickets on sale now!
Pre-game party at 9:30 a.m. | Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, 1000 Exhibition Way
Panda Game kick-off at noon | TD Place Stadium, 1015 Bank Street
Football fans! As part of uOttawa Homecoming weekend, the Panda Game is back. Join us for the pre-game party and cheer on our Gee-Gees as they go for back-to-back victories.
Pre-game party and game ticket package — $65
Pre-game party and game ticket package (student section) — $35
Pre-game party (game ticket not included) — $20
Ticket package includes ($65):
• Panda Game ticket in the premium alumni section ($50 value)
• Pre-game party ticket
• Pre-game meal options: bagel, donut, breakfast sausage on a bun, fresh fruit
• One drink ticket: coffee, Irish coffee, mimosa, beer or soft drink
Please note: If you want to sit with a specific person or group, you must purchase all tickets in one transaction.
Parents who wish to sit with their children must purchase an alumni package for them as well.
Come Dine with Us
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 24/7 Dining Hall, University Centre, 85 University Private | $10
The University’s no-waste dining hall is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to serve the 4,000 students living in residence. Come join students for a meal and enjoy a special homecoming menu.
Meet the Students
There are 7 activities as part of this event. See below for details.
Faculties of Engineering and Science - Connect with emerging innovators in uOttawa’s new STEM COMPLEX
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | STEM Complex, 150 Louis Pasteur Private | FREE
Enter uOttawa’s STEM Complex, the new campus hub for entrepreneurship, creativity, discovery and innovation. Explore this design and discovery playground. You’ll connect with Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science students who are encouraged in this collision space. Not to miss in the STEM Complex – prototyping and design spaces, new physics labs and the new NMR facility!
Faculties of Engineering and Science - Connect with emerging investigators in uOttawa’s Advanced Research Complex
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | ARC – 25 Templeton Street | FREE
Follow your quest into the Advanced Research Complex (ARC) and explore places like CAMaR and the A. E. Lalonde AMS lab. In ARC our students investigate the boundaries of the unknown!
Faculty of Social Sciences - Walls to Bridges
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Social Sciences Building lobby, 120 University Private | FREE
Join our remarkable Faculty of Social Sciences students as they share their experiences in the Walls to Bridges course, which lets students engage as peers in field research with adults in a detention centre. Learn about their journey, with a special focus on the deconstruction of the “other” in relation to race, gender, class and poverty in the criminal justice system and the community.
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section - Common Law Mooting Practice
11 a.m. | Ian G. Scott Courtroom, 100 Thomas More Private | FREE
Come watch the Common Law section’s 2019 Foreign Direct Investment moot team prepare for its competition at the global finals of the Foreign Direct Investment moot in Miami, Florida.
Telfer School of Management - Showcasing Sustainability on Campus
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | In front of Fauteux Hall, 57 Louis Pasteur Private | FREE
Come discover how University of Ottawa students are optimizing food production and tackling plastic pollution through the creation of two social enterprises. Who knows, you might leave with a head of hydroponic lettuce or a flowerpot made from recycled plastics!
Library Tinkering Lab
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Learning Crossroads Building, second floor, room 220, 100 Louis Pasteur Private | FREE
Experience the Library's new technology-rich Tinkering Lab! See how faculty and students make use of cutting-edge audiovisual technology such as a giant 8K visualization wall, virtual reality headsets and gaming consoles, to teach, learn and research. Explore what is possible in a space conducive to collaboration!
Faculty of Arts - 50th anniversary celebration of the School of Music (Registration for this event is available via the School's website)
Drop in the new Musicians’ Wellness Centre fair, chat with students about their current creative activities, join us for Da Capo 2019: A Celebration, with founding professors Evelyn Greenberg and Jean-Paul Sevilla, and special guest soprano Joyce El-Khoury (BMus ’05)! Visit the School of Music website for more about the festivities and to register.
Faculty of Health Sciences - 30th anniversary celebration (Registration for this event will be available via the Faculty's website)
Details to come. Stay tuned!
Faculty of Medicine (Registration for this event is available via the Faculty's website)
Visit the Faculty of Medicine website to learn more about their Homecoming activities and to register.
Sunday, October 6
Choir! Choir! Choir!
Come celebrate music and experience the power of community! This Toronto-based singing group takes a non-traditional approach to choral music : there are no auditions, and the audience IS the choir! Come, and let the duo lead us in song in an original arrangement to a well-loved tune. Bravissimo!
Noon | Tabaret Lawn, 550 Cumberland Street | $5
Join fellow alumni, parents, friends, and students for a BBQ lunch on the lawn in front of Tabaret Hall.
Each ticket includes: 1/4 lb hamburger or vegan burger or 7" hot dog, with fresh-cut fries, coleslaw and a drink.
Free Ice Skating
2 – 3 p.m. | Minto Sports Complex, 801 King Edward Ave | FREE
Lace up a pair of skates and come out for an hour of skating on the Gee-Gees ice rink. Fun for the whole family!
Alumni Association AGM
2 p.m. | Alex Trebek Alumni Hall, 157 Séraphin Marion | FREE
Your Association is always seeking the best ways to serve alumni. The Board of Directors of the University of Ottawa Alumni Association invites all members to participate in its annual general meeting.