From class meet-ups, to receptions, to faculty lectures, the events that make alumni reunions so popular are back. Join us online and in-person for the largest alumni gathering of the year. For 2022, we’re hosting special events to honour alumni who graduated in a year ending in 2 or 7. We can’t wait to welcome you back to our #OasisInTheCity.
Regrettably we cannot offer accommodation for Alumni Reunion this year.
Don’t miss U of T’s flagship event for young alumni. Your ticket includes after-hours access to select rides and games, food, non-alcoholic beverages, and one drink ticket. Plus all-day access to the park.
Seeking Your Feedback, Newest St. Mike’s Affinity Group: Alumnae Initiative for Women
This interactive session is for women who graduated from St. Mike’s or lived at St. Mike’s while studying at UofT.
Join Rita-Marie Hadley (8T5), Theresa O’Keefe (8T5) and Brenda Sweeney (8T4) and share your feedback on their proposed new approach for alumnae working together to champion and create space for women’s voices, presence, perspectives and opportunities at St. Mike’s.
Professor Michael O’Connor, Associate Professor, Christianity and Culture program and Book and Media Studies will discuss how the Sistine Chapel in Rome is immediately recognizable but can also be overwhelming and mystifying. This lecture will provide some tools to help get to know it better—as an historical artifact, an artistic monument, and a house of worship.
The Other Sister: Women, Inconsistencies, and the Historical Record*
Dr. Alison More is the inaugural holder of the Comper Professorship in Medieval Studies. Her talk will focus on women who pursued forms of religious life outside of the cloister in Western Europe during the later middle ages. Traditional historiography presents a model of religious life that was intrinsically ordered and somewhat static. It generally holds the cloistered nun to be the archetypal model of feminine devotion The reality is somewhat different. While it is impossible to recover every voice, careful collaborative and archival work reveals the multiple (and surprising) roles played by women religious. Examining these women and listening to their voices forces us to rethink what we thought we knew, and how we ended up knowing it.
Come back on campus for U of T’s first Alumni Fest – we are taking over St. George street! Join us hungry and bring your friends and families. Reconnect and find out what some of your faculties and colleges are up to. This outdoor event will include food and fun for all ages. All alumni welcome!
Since 1856, the students, faculty and staff of the University of St. Michael’s College have contemplated their lives and purpose of education inside the walls of St. Basil’s Church. The Mass at St. Basil’s Church is open to all University of Toronto alumni.
Following mass at St. Basil’s, there will be a buffet brunch and the Alway Award will be presented to the 2022 recipient. Established in 2007, the Alway Award is intended to honour a graduate of St. Michael’s who has demonstrated the highest character and made a significant contribution to society through spiritual, professional and personal excellence.
The Goodness of Adolescence: Pope Francis’ Contributions to a Theological Understanding of Young People*
Dr. Cynthia Cameron is Assistant Professor of Religious Education and the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Chair in Religious Education at the Faculty of Theology. Her talk will explore Pope Francis’ vision for what our theologies of the human person would look like if we take youth seriously. Dr. Cameron will look to Rahner, feminist theology, and Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit, to outline what is missing from Catholic theological anthropologies that focus on adulthood as the norm.