Excitement is building and plans are underway for Homecoming 2014. This is the reunion year for those alumni graduating in the year’s ending in “4” and “9”. Of course, all alumni are invited to come home to Western, and we will have an expanded and interesting lineup of events for all attendees.
Scheduled events begin on Saturday. For those who like to get an early start the day, we are once again hosting Continuing Medical Education (CME) program at the Medical School.
The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, a new event, will also be held on Saturday morning. We are pleased to announce that Brad Thompson, PhD, will be the inaugural speaker for this new event. Thompson is the CEO of Oncolytics Biotech Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of pharmaceutical products for use as potential therapeutics for a broad range of cancers. Read his profile here. You can register for this event online.
While you are on campus, you may want to participate in our new Historic Walking Tour. Western University is rich with medical history, and we are proud to be able to more formally highlight the many examples of this history in conjunction with our Dr. Shelley McKellar, The Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine. This tour, which can be self-guided (we will have maps!) or guided by some of our own medical students, spans the history of medicine at Western University from the School's earliest days to today. To register, click here.
Our annual Open House will give you the opportunity to visit some of your old classroom and lab spaces, and hear from our leading researchers in Medical Biophysics, Dentistry, Microbiology and Immunology, as well as view some of our new facilities. This year, we have expanded our open house to include Robarts Research Institute. We have some of the world’s experts in cardiovascular and imaging research lined up for you to meet. You can register online for the open house here.
The weekend wouldn’t be complete without our Dean’s Gala and Alumni of Distinction Award Presentations. You are invited to join us for an evening of celebration. Following dinner and our awards presentation, guests will enjoy dancing and a live band. You can purchase your tickets online.
To register for any of these exciting events, visit our Homecoming 2014 website.