Alumni Weekend

Alumni Week(end): Campus to Couch Edition

September 21-27, 2020

Come back to campus, reconnect with friends, and be a part of the great things happening at UAlberta.

Learn what's happening for Alumni Weekend, a collection of nearly 50 events hosted by the Alumni Association (labelled as Signature Events) and their partners (including the FoMD). Note that some faculties are offering events open to all alumni. Visit this link to see all events.

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry events

Pandemic Perspectives – What we’ve learned from COVID-19

Hosted by the Alumni Association, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Public Health.

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic the U of A’s world-class researchers and scholars have been actively engaged in efforts to limit the spread of the virus, help local and global communities and find a cure. Watch as a panel of U of A experts—from a variety of disciplines—as they discuss the lessons we’ve learned from COVID-19, why the U of A is uniquely equipped to respond to the pandemic, and how our knowledge is helping reimagine systems, structures and policies for a better, healthier future.

Textbooks to Extended Reality: How medical education is transforming the next generation

Hosted by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Forget iPads and SmartBoards; imagine learning how to dissect a body in virtual reality, or projecting molecules on your living room wall from your phone. New extended reality technologies have fundamentally transformed health-care education, which in turn has transformed health-care outcomes. Even in a global pandemic, these technologies have ensured that students continue to receive the best education experiences possible. Join the team from Educational Innovation & Academic Technologies at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry as they discuss how technologies are creating new opportunities for students, the possibilities for improving patient outcomes, and a few of the constraints around integrating leading edge technologies to train the next generation of healthcare professionals.