Celebrating UNB With Homecoming

Celebrating UNB With Homecoming

Celebrate UNB

The UNB 2016 Homecoming Weekend is coming up this weekend (September 29 to October 2). UNB is calling for alumni to come back to campus to reconnect with old friends, renew bonds and celebrate the impact that UNB has had on your life.

The event is steeped in rich history. Since 1914, the University of New Brunswick has celebrated a reunion event called it Homecoming. It is an exciting weekend dedicated to honouring the spirit of the red and black. Homecoming 2016 brings the campus community together with events such as:

  • Annual Homecoming Lobster Boil
  • UNB Research Showcase
  • The Family FunFest
  • Homecoming Football Game
  • And so much more!

The homecoming theme, “Celebrate UNB,” highlights UNB’s school spirit and encourages the campus community to embrace their pride in the University of New Brunswick. It’s a weekend to see the campus, attend exciting lectures and witness, first-hand, how UNB is thriving.

Find out more at: http://www.unb.ca/alumni/events/homecoming/

UNB Homecoming 2016

Photo via UNB website

Event Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 29

6:00 pm: Homecoming Meet & Greet (free) – Reunion groups, alumni and friends are invited to join us for a Homecoming kick-off.
6:00 pm: Beaverbrook Scholar’s Dinner (cost – $40) (Reception 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm)
7:30 pm: Classes without Quizzes (free) – Grab a front-row seat as Dr. Don Wright tells us all about Clinton, Trump and the American Political Tradition. Don’t bother with a pen and paper, all you’ll need is a curious mind.

Friday, Sept. 30

9:00 am: President’s Golden Grad Breakfast for the Class of 1966 (free) – Class of ’66 and guests – a wonderful way to start your day – reunite with your fellow classmates and meet UNB President, Eddy Campbell!
10:30 am: Fredericton & UNB History Exhibition & Open House (free) – Love history? You’re the family historian? You’re a history buff in training? This experience is designed for you! A launch of the Fredericton & UNB History exhibit will occur at 10:30 am on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Provincial Archives and the UNB Archives but the displays will be open the whole day. Join in and enjoy tours of the buildings and their expansive holdings. Tour time details will be posted at the Welcome Centre in the Alumni Memorial Building.
11:30 am: Class of 1956 – Homecoming Luncheon ($11.50 – taxes included) – Join members of the class of 1956 for a luncheon. A wonderful chance to catch up with friends and classmates.
12:00 pm: Red & Black Street Party/Cake in the Quad (free) – You are invited to our Homecoming Street Party where we will celebrate all things UNB – an event for the entire UNB community with great music, awesome door prizes and celebration cake.
1:00 pm: UNB Research Showcase (free) – Join us for an opportunity to learn about the latest innovation and research happening at UNB and how it is affecting the world around us. We have three “UNBelievable” researchers who will give us an insight into their work and how it makes a difference.
5:30 pm: Class of 1976: Wine & Cheese ($11.50 – taxes included) – Join us at the Alumni Lounge for a Wine & Cheese Social – an opportunity to get together with your classmates and catch up, look through yearbooks and relax before we move off to evening dinner plans.
6:00 pm: Reception for Homecoming Lobster Boil (free) – Mingle with fellow alumni and friends before sitting down to a traditional Maritime meal.
7:00 pm: Homecoming Lobster Boil ($57.50 – taxes included) – A Homecoming tradition – enjoy maritime hospitality, while reconnecting with UNB alumni and friends! Remember to wear your red and black gear as we celebrate UNB!

Saturday, Oct. 1

8:30 am – 12:30 pm: IT at UNB: A Success Story (free)
9 am – 10 am – History of IT at UNB – Join us as we explore the history of IT at UNB and hear what technology experts believe lies ahead.
Prof. John DeDourek – History of the Faculty of Computer Science at UNB
Dave Macneil, Greg Sprague – History of IT at UNB (1958 – 2008 Project Overview)
Peter Jacobs – ITS at UNB Today
10:30 am: UNB as a centre for cybersecurity research and talent development (free):
Dr. Christian Couturier – Executive Partner, Gartner – Future cybersecurity issues for business
Dr. Ali Ghorbani – Dean of Faculty of Computer Science, UNB – Cybersecurity initiative at UNB
Dermot Williams – CEO Threatscape, London, UK – Securing large corporations against cyber threats; the ups and downs of starting a cybersecurity company
Sandy Bird – Chief Technology Officer, IBM – What’s going on in IBM and what role are UNB and NB playing.
Allen Dillon – Managing Director, CyberNB and President, Patriot Consulting – Strategic direction of the province in support of growth in IT and cybersecurity
10 am – 11:30 am – Beaverbrook Scholars AGM – The Annual General Meeting will review the financial state of the Beaverbrook Scholars Award Fund and recommend changes to the program. This year the meeting will take place at the Alumni Memorial Building, President’s Room, 13 Bailey Drive on the Fredericton campus. If you would like more information on the AGM or the Beaverbrook Scholars Award, please contact Craig Poole.
11:30 am: Class of 1961 – Homecoming Luncheon ($11.50 – taxes included) – Join members of the Class of 1961 for a casual buffet lunch. A wonderful chance to catch up with friends and classmates. Held at the ‘new’ Student Union Building with its fantastic views of the campus.
1:00 pm: Family Fun Fest (free) – A chance for families to enjoy the UNB campus and experience an afternoon of fun and discovery.
1:00 pm: UNB Homecoming Football Game ($5.00) – UNB Red Bombers vs Dalhousie Tigers – Wear your red and black and help us cheer on our UNBF Team….Go UNB! Lots of fun, excitement, food and prizes!
4:30 pm: Class of 1966: Wine & Cheese ($11.50 – taxes included) – Join us at the Alumni Lounge for a Wine & Cheese Social – an opportunity to get together with your classmates and catch up, look through yearbooks and relax before we move off to evening dinner plans.
6:00 pm: Senior Classes Dinner for Classes of 1966 and earlier ($57.50 – taxes included) – An opportunity to dine and share your favorite memories of UNB with alumni from the Class of 1966 and earlier. This evening is all about UNB memories and reminiscing as we share a great meal and some great stories.
8:00 pm: The ‘Tasting’ ($40.00 – taxes included)- A truly red n’ black experience as we sample an assortment of NB wines, beers and other fun drinks paired with some tasty appetizers! A wonderful opportunity to chat with UNB friends in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Sunday, Oct. 2

9:00 am: Farewell Breakfast ($23.00 taxes included) – Get together with classmates and friends one more time as our Homecoming weekend concludes.

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