October 24 to October 30, 2020
Let’s get unmuted!
To register for all activities please visit the 2020 Virtual Homecoming Registration page:Register
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
11:00 A.M. - The 2020 Alex Trebek Distinguished Lecture Series presents:Dr. Laurent Duvernay-TardifShifting Protection: From the Super Bowl to the pandemic’s front lines (FR)
Lecture in French with a bilingual question period - ZOOM platform
Join Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, professional football player and medical school graduate, for this Alex Trebek Distinguished Lecture Series conference.
During this 45-minute online fireside chat in French, followed by a bilingual question period, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will discuss his experience as an orderly during the pandemic. Dr. Melissa Forgie, vice-dean of undergraduate medical education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, will facilitate the discussion.Register
7:00 P.M. - Faculty of Medicine 75th Anniversary Trivia Night
Challenge yourself on the Faculty of Medicine’s history and join us for a trivia-filled night of fun!Register
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
7:00 P.M. - Alumni Awards of Distinction Ceremony
The Faculty of Medicine will be conferring its most distinguished awards for alumni, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Rising Star Award and the Exceptional Leadership Award. Please join us for the short ceremony, hosted by Dean Bernard Jasmin.Register
Thursday, October 29, 2020
11:00 A.M. – The 2020 Alex Trebek Distinguished Lecture Series presents:André Picard
Life in the Time of COVID – And Beyond
Lecture in English with a bilingual question period - ZOOM platform
Join alumnus and journalist André Picard for this online lecture, in English, during which he will discuss the social aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and propose ideas to consider for the future.
During this 45-minute online fireside chat, followed by questions from the audience, André Picard will share his expertise and thoughts about our society during this pandemic.Register
6:30 P.M. Virtual Awards of Excellence Ceremony
Join us in our virtual art gallery for the 75th anniversary Awards of Excellence. Take on a virtual form in the shape of your own personal avatar, and saunter through our exhibition of historic Faculty of Medicine photos. You’re sure to bump into friends and colleagues—in virtual form! Watch the glittering awards ceremony, and cheer for the winners of this year’s Awards of Excellence. Chat and network to the tunes of a DJ. It’s the place to be!Register
To register please visit the 2019 Homecoming Registration page
Friday, October 4, 2019, 5 p.m.
Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum, 1867 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa
Admission: Free; registration is required
Reconnect with your classmates while examining medical artifacts from a century ago. Join us for a special discussion as we unpack a medical bag that once belonged to a distinguished Canadian physician. Undisturbed and unopened for more than 50 years, this bag has been loaned to uOttawa by the owner’s family for this unique event. During the panel discussion, we will explore the significance of the house call in history and its re-emergence today in the tech-driven health care landscape.
Speakers will include Dr. Susan Lamb, Hannah Chair in History of Medicine, Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME), uOttawa; and David Pantalony, PhD, Curator, Physical Sciences and Medicine, Canada Science and Technology Museum.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
11 a.m. Pre-game | 1 p.m. Kick-off
Location: (Pre-Game) Aberdeen Pavillion, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa | (Game) TD Place, 1015 Bank St., OttawaAdmission
Last year, we proudly reclaimed Pedro the Panda from our rivals in the 50th Panda Game – this year, let’s get set to defend! Alumni and fans are invited to a pre-game event starting at 11 a.m. at the Aberdeen Pavilion, located at Lansdowne Park. We will head next door to TD Place Stadium for kick-off at 1 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner
Location: Shaw Centre, Trillium Ballroom, 55 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa
Admission: $150 per ticket; registration required
Prepare to be inspired by the core elements of our universe, to shake your atoms, and to celebrate the magnificent work of the Faculty of Medicine community. On Saturday, October 5, join us for a special evening where you will be treated to a sit-down dinner, live entertainment, and an opportunity to mingle with some of the brightest minds in the country.
Our gala will take inspiration from the periodic table, which celebrates 150 years in 2019. From our first encounters with it in high school science class, to its practical uses in our labs and clinics today—the periodic table bonds us. This October, it lays the groundwork for what will most definitely be one of the best parties of the year.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
10 to 11 a.m. Awards Ceremony | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brunch
Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa
Admission: Free, registration is required
The Faculty of Medicine will be conferring its most distinguished awards for alumni, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Rising Star Award and Exceptional Leadership Award. Please join us for the short ceremony and come say farewell to your classmates at a relaxed gourmet brunch.
This September 28-30, we invite you to join us to celebrate the Faculty of Medicine’s Homecoming Weekend.
To register please visit the 2018 Homecoming EventBrite page
Date & Time: Friday, September 28, 2018 from 5 to 7 PM
Location: Lago Bar & Grill, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa (Dow’s Lake)
Event details: Join us and reunite with classmates and colleagues to celebrate the opening of Homecoming with a private cocktail reception.
Date & Time: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1pm Game Kick-Off
Pre-Game event for Alumni and Fans starts at 11 am at the Aberdeen pavilion – Lansdowne Park, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa.
Game Location: TD Place Stadium, 1015 bank Street, Ottawa
Admission: Pricing and Registration available late Summer 2018
Event details: Let’s join forces to bring Pedro the Panda back to uOttawa!
Details to follow later.
Date & Time: Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 10 AM to 1 PM, Award ceremony 10AM to 11AM, Brunch 11AM to 1PM
Location: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Event details: 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.
If you have any questions, please contact Christel Alexis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-562-5800 ext. 8707.
*Room discounts are available at the Sheraton Ottawa and Les Suites Hotel Ottawa. Please call 613-232-3217 and use code “Faculty of Medicine Homecoming” (Limited quantity).
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 possible 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.
Register here for this event
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.
Register for Homecoming now!
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.
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