Alumni resources for FoMD student groups

Did you know there are over 16,000 FoMD alumni living around the world, with various backgrounds, skills and interests? 

There are many ways alumni can add value to student activities, including but not limited to:

  • Speaking at an event / sharing stories
  • Sharing career advice and insights
  • Participating in mentorship activities 
  • Contributing ideas and advice to the executive board as an alumni representative
  • Connections with industry and organizations
  • Social and networking opportunities 

FoMD student groups / clubs can request support from the FoMD Alumni Advisory Council (AAC) for activities that connect students and alumni. Here’s the supports the AAC can provide:

  • Help student groups find suitable alumni volunteers/attendees for their activities
  • Promote your activity or event to FoMD alumni (please note that we promote activities to alumni through the quarterly FoMD alumni newsletter so please provide as much notice as possible to ensure we can include your activity) 
  • Provide small grants (up to $500) to support activities that connect alumni and students
  • Provide door / raffle prizes (up to $100 in value) from alumni-owned businesses for events and activities that connect alumni and students
  • Track alumni volunteerism and recognize FoMD alumni who to give their time to student activities (e.g. we will send a thank you card to alumni who support student groups / clubs - this ensures alumni feel appreciated and want to continue to give their time) 

NOTE: Priority for support will be given to activities that:

  • are open and accessible to your intended audience
  • demonstrate benefits to FoMD students or the larger community
  • contribute to the FoMD vision, mission and core values 
  • provide quality engagement opportunities for FoMD alumni
  • show efforts to seek other financial support (for financial support requests) and demonstrate financial sustainability (for recurrent activities)

Complete the following form to request support for upcoming events that engage alumni. Provide as much lead time as possible ahead of an event for review and response (6-8 weeks is optimal as the AAC meets bi-monthly).

Request Support »

Previously-supported Projects

Alberta Medical Students' Conference & Retreat

Conference held for U of A and U of C medical students showcasing FoMD alumni as speakers on special topic areas.

Support provided: door prizes.

Medical Students’ Association

Kind Mail project - alumni wrote notes of encouragement which were mailed to students during the pandemic.

Support provided: Facilitated a call to alumni to submit notes; provided financial support for printing and mailing costs.

Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Case competition with alumni on the judging panel.

Support provided: recruited alumni volunteers to be judges.

MLS Students’ Association

Medical Laboratory Student / Alumni Mixer.

Support provided: door prizes.


Association Alumni Registration (for former residents)

In June 2012, the University of Alberta's Board of Governors and President's Executive Committee confirmed the decision to recognize learners who completed their residency at the University of Alberta as 'Associate Alumni.'

'Associate Alumni' status provides access to most of the opportunities and benefits offered by the Alumni Association. Currently Email for Life is not available for Associate Alumni. 

Those who started their residency program in 2013 and onwards automatically become Associate Alumni. For those who started prior to 2013, please complete the registration form to provide us with your current contact information and to confirm that you consent to having an Associate Alumni record created in your name.

Click here to register »

Alumni Email Service

University of Alberta alumni are eligible for a ualberta email account.

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Alumni Travel Program

Travel with other alumni! The Alumni Association offers over two-dozen interesting itineraries from which to choose your perfect trip.

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ONEcard and Facility Access

The Alumni ONEcard provides alumni with picture ID and access to a whole host of privileges and benefits including discounted access to the sports and recreation facilities on campus, discounts at the U of A Bookstore Technology Training Centre, access to the Career Centre and a free one-year membership at the University Club (formerly known as the Faculty Club).

You can get your Alumni ONEcard in the ONEcard Office in HUB Mall.

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Ticket Discounts

U of A alumni and their families can now take advantage of discounted theatre and special event tickets. Past deals included performances by the Blue Man Group, Cirque de Soleil and many hit musicals including Chicago, Mamma Mia, Stomp, The Lion King, and Wicked.

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eResources for Alumni

Access over 5,000 full-text scholarly journals, magazines and trade publications covering a wide range of disciplines available exclusively to U of A Alumni. Continue your path of lifelong learning from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and without late fees!

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Library Borrowing Privileges for Alumni

With an Alumni ONEcard, alumni can borrow books and periodicals for two weeks, as well as specialized materials (multimedia, microform, etc.) and U of A Course Materials. Additionally, alumni can access databases that are not included in the alumni eResources program (including PubMed) on campus by using library computers or the U of A wireless network using an Temporary Networking ID obtained at any library service desk.

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Affinity Partner Benefits

Access preferred rates on services or exclusive offers that save you money. The U of A Alumni Association receives a small percentage of revenue from their affinity partnerships which is used to operate their programs and services.

First Foundation Mortgage Savings »

TD Home and Auto Insurance »

Manulife Health and Life Insurance »

MBNA U of A Credit Card »

Alumni Career Services

Expand your career horizons with the Alumni Career Services program. Whether your post-grad job hunt has just begun or you're switching careers, take advantage of alumni-to-alumni mentorship opportunities, professional development grants and career-focused events.