This September 15-16, we invite you to the Faculty of Medicine’s Homecoming Weekend.
*Room discounts are available at the Sheraton Ottawa. Please call 613-238-1500 and use code “Abracadabra, Magic in Medicine Gala Room Block” (Limited quantity).
Location: Lago Bar & Grill, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa (Dow’s Lake)Admission: Free
Join us and reunite with classmates and colleagues to celebrate the opening of Homecoming with a private cocktail reception.
Session 1: Is it possile to create a sustainable healthcare system in Canada? (Dr. Jack Kitts)
Session 2: Medical assistance in dying and the new Canadian reality (Dr. Jeff Blackmer)
Location: uOttawa Skills & Simulation Centre, 725 Parkdale Avenue, OttawaAdmission: Free
The session will be accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Location: The Marshes Golf Club, Kanata, 320 Terry Fox Drive, OttawaCost: $250/player, $1000/foursome
Join classmates, colleagues and friends to play a wonderful round of golf in support of the Stroke Research Consortium at the beautiful Marshes Golf Club in Kanata. The Consortium aims to systemically research the underlying mechanisms of stroke injury, improve recovery among survivors and implement delivery of care best practices for this debilitating condition.
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Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, OttawaAdmission: Free
The Faculty of Medicine will be conferring its most distinguished awards for alumni, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Rising Star Award. Please join us for the short ceremony and come say farewell to your classmates at our relaxed gourmet brunch.
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If you have any questions, please contact:
Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 8707
The uOttawa Faculty of Medicine delivered a night of magic and medicine to a packed ballroom at their 4th annual Abracadabra gala.
Guests were invited to enter a world of “Imagination and Discovery” on Saturday night at the Trillium Ballroom of Shaw Centre, where a mesmerizing mix of lights, music, food and surrealism saw clinicians, researchers, students and the public join in a celebration of the wide range of talent across the Faculty.
Part of the weekend’s homecoming celebrations hosted by the Faculty, the Abracadabra gala entertained alumni and other guests with Shaw’s gourmet cuisine, intriguing entertainers, and glasses raised in salute to the faculty’s fine work.
Showcased on the night was the uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI), Ottawa’s largest collection of basic researchers and clinician scientists focused on brain and mind related health.
Other Homecoming events of the weekend included a Dean’s Reception where guests mingled with Dr. Jacques Bradwejn, a delicious brunch where alumni and friends reunited with good food and laughter, and an awards ceremony honouring recipients of prestigious awards.
The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine celebrated its 70th anniversary on September 12 at the Abracadabra: A Night of Magic & Medicine gala. The evening, part of Homecoming Weekend 2015, attracted prominent locals and over 130 alumni from across the continent. In addition to this signature event, alumni, students and friends enjoyed three days of programming, including a keynote address by Dr. Brian Goldman – host of CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art – on the role of empathy in health care, and guided tours of the Faculty’s state-of-the-art research laboratories.
Friday, September 26, 2014
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Abracadabra: A Night of Magic & Medicine gala
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The gala, on Saturday, September 27, 2014, was an evening of intrigue and discovery Under the Big Top. Guests saw the medical wonders of the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) through our travelling medicine show.A special performance by Serena Ryder, a Juno Award winner and internationally acclaimed Canadian musician and songwriter was the highlight of the evening.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Homecoming 2013 was a tremendous success, beginning with a gathering for the Dean’s Reception on Friday evening at the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre – home to Canada’s largest medical training and simulation centre.
The class of 1963 celebrated its 50th anniversary of graduation and raised over $25,000 for their class gift to the Faculty to help medical students in financial need.
Dr. Jacques Bradwejn, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, presented Dr. Raymond Leblanc (MD 1963) with the 2013 Alumni Achievement Award for his work in ophthalmology.
On Saturday evening, the Faculty of Medicine kicked-off its first-ever gala, Abracadabra: A Night of Magic & Medicine, to which alumni were invited to attend and celebrate the Faculty’s achievements. With emcee Jian Ghomeshi – host and co-creator of the CBC's national daily talk program, Q – and performances by Cirque du Soleil, the gala surprised our guests at every turn as we explored the timeless association between magical potions and medical notions.
To cap off the weekend’s festivities, alumni enjoyed a farewell brunch on Sunday, September 22 at the Château Laurier, giving them an opportunity to bid adieu until next year.
Faculty of Medicine451 Smyth Rd, (2026)Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8562