Message to alumni from Sheila Blair-Reid, AVP, Alumni and External Engagement

Sheila Blair-Reid (BComm’86)

Typically, spring is the time of year when we come together during Alumni Days. We invite alumni from around the world to gather on campus to connect, celebrate and discover. It is also a time to welcome our newest graduates into the alumni family, recognize the tremendous contributions our Aurum Award winners have made, and toast alumni marking milestone years. We hear from researchers and alumni who make the world a better place through their work and benefit from these learning opportunities. It is an inspiring weekend full of opportunities for alumni and friends of all ages.

While we cannot be together in person this year to continue keeping one another safe, we hope you will take advantage of the online opportunities we have organized for you. Please take a moment to explore what we have planned on May 26 and 27.

I look forward to seeing you in person on our beautiful campuses again soon. Please reach out to me anytime to share what you are up to or to say hello. You can reach me at

I know these are challenging times for many people. I continue to be inspired by the ways our alumni and friends worldwide contribute to the broader COVID-19 effort. We are proud of the positive impact you are creating in your communities.

I am wishing you and your family and friends good health and happiness.

Warm regards,