Alumni Events

Throughout the year there will be a number of events that gather together alumni, and sometimes students and faculty, for mingling and networking opportunities.

The moment you are accepted into your program at the School of Public Health, you become a member of our alumni community.

The School of Public Health hosts several events and networking sessions throughout the year for our alumni in Edmonton, Alberta and throughout Canada. We encourage all of our alumni to reconnect with classmates, make new memories and rekindle school spirit at our events.

Alumni Weekend '19

The School of Public Health invites you to come back to campus, reconnect with friends and join us this Alumni Weekend. 

For questions about any of these events or to register please contact Rachel Harper at 780-492-4645 or

There are few things better than wine and chocolate. Together, they’re a dynamic duo. The School of Public Health invites you to treat your taste buds this alumni weekend and join us for an informal wine and chocolate tasting while you reconnect with colleagues and friends.

Ticket includes wine and chocolate pairings, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and parking.


  • One bottle of wine
  • One box of Jacek chocolates
  • One night’s stay at the Varscona Hotel

Wine and chocolate tasting 2.0

Friday, September 20, 5 - 7 p.m.
Varscona Hotel on Whyte
8208 – 106 St NW, Edmonton, AB

Tickets: $10

Registration is now closed. 

Join us for our fourth annual Pathways Alumni Lecture Series on Friday, September 20 at noon. The lecture will feature Distinguished Alumni Award winner Anderson Chuck (MPH ’04, PhD ’08) who will talk about his career path and lessons learned along the way.

A light lunch will be provided.Registration is now closed. 

This lecture will be available via livestream on Adobe Connect.

Join fellow Golden Grads (classes of 1979 and earlier) and their guests for an evening of fine dining and fun on Saturday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m.

University of Alberta Golden Grads Dinner
Hall D, Edmonton Convention Centre
9797 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB

Saturday, September 21, 2019
5:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception
6:30 p.m. – Dinner
(Attire is semi-formal.)

Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact Rachel Harper with any questions at 

Rediscovering nature: A guided forest therapy walk

Welcome the coming of fall with your School of Public Health Alumni Chapter (SPHAC) at an event entitled, “Rediscovering nature: A guided forest therapy walk.”

SPHAC is pleased to host a three-hour guided forest therapy walk for all alumni and a guest on Saturday, October 5 in Edmonton’s river valley. The walk will be facilitated by Mary Jane Yates (MSc ’00) who has also recently completed the requirements to be a certified guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku (translated as ‘forest bathing’), nature and therapy walks are designed to encourage you to slow down, focus on your senses and experience the healing properties of forests and other natural areas.  

Join us for this exciting opportunity to reconnect with nature and fellow alumni, learn about this holistic practice and its benefits, and celebrate the coming fall.


Who: Alumni and their guests (limit to one adult guest)
This event is suitable for children 11 years+

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to meet the group and complete a short registration & release form.
Location: Mill Creek Ravine starting at the corner of 93 St. and 78 Avenue

Registration:This event is free to attend but registration is required as it is limited to 20 participants.


For questions or to register please email by Tuesday, September 30.

Additional details will be emailed to participants prior to the event.    


The School of Public Health Alumni Chapter (SPHAC) is a community of alumni and current students of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. To learn more, visit: