In June, medical alumni attended the Highlights in Medicine Annual Conference and Reunion on the university campus. It was wonderful to connect with fellow graduates, attend educational sessions and participate in other special reunion events. I’d like to acknowledge the contributions of the class representatives, college staff, students and other volunteers helped make the event possible. Planning already is underway for next year! The alumni association also hosted additional alumni events including the Knuckle Cup hockey game, a mentorship networking evening and a riverbank cleanup day.
The alumni association has also renewed its commitment to student support through donations to educational initiatives and student sponsorships. One example is the class giving campaign at Highlights, which raised over $52,000 for our students. Additionally, the alumni association provided graduating medical students with complimentary one-year alumni memberships for to welcome them into the college’s alumni community.
Thank you to all members for your continued support of the alumni association. Your involvement provides an engaging community and connection for our fellow graduates. There are many opportunities to become involved with the alumni association – through your time, talents or resources. Our College of Medicine alumni are our best ambassadors. Your support encourages the continued success of students and growth of our college community.
Lastly, we have some exciting alumni-focused things planned for the upcoming year. Watch your inboxes, the alumni section of the college’s website (medicine.usask.ca/alumni) and the college’s social media channels for further details.
On behalf of the board, we are optimistic about the future of the alumni association and look forward to serving and sharing information with you in the year ahead.
Dr. Terry Zlipko (MD’74)
President, College of Medicine Alumni Association