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Alumni Reunion Events

Victoria hosts reunion events across Canada and beyond throughout the year. In addition to regional reunions, Victoria hosts its flagship reunion event on campus during the University of Toronto Alumni Reunion weekend, celebrating honoured years on a five-year cycle. Due to the pandemic, events will be held virtually for those celebrating a special year in both 2020 and 2021. We look forward to honouring the graduating years ending in 0, 1, 5 or 6. 

Activities include lectures, family events, young alumni events (shakers), and the presentation of the Chancellor's Medals for honoured years.

2021 Alumni Reunion – Home Edition

Wednesday, May 26

Lecture with Professor Albert Moritz
3 – 4 p.m.
Return to class and attend a lecture from Professor and Poet Laureate of Toronto, Albert Moritz, who teaches in the Jewison Stream of the Vic One Program and in the Creative Expression & Society Program in Victoria College.

Thursday, May 27

Vic 6T1 Reunion Celebration
2 – 4 p.m.
An exclusive virtual reception for the class of Vic 6T1 to reconnect with friends and classmates.

Vic 8T5 Reunion Celebration
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
An exclusive virtual reception for the class of Vic 8T5 to reconnect with friends and classmates.

Vic 0T1 Reunion Celebration
8 p.m.
An exclusive virtual reception for the class of Vic 0T1 to reconnect with friends and classmates.

Friday, May 28

Chancellor’s Honoured Year Celebration (Hosted by U of T)
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
The event will include a live stream presentation from U of T Chancellor, Rose Patten, to alumni celebrating 55 years or more since graduation.

50th Anniversary Celebration (Hosted by U of T)
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. – Celebration for class of 1971 and 1970
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. – Vic Class Social Breakout Room (all honoured years’ are welcome to attend - alumni celebrating 50 years or more since graduation)
A very special celebration for Vic alumni celebrating an honoured year (50th, 55th, 60th, 65th, 70th, 75th reunions) will be held in concert with U of T’s 50th anniversary celebration. After an online visit with U of T President, Meric Gertler, and by U of T Assistant Vice-President, Alumni Relations, Barbara Dick, all Vic alumni will be moved to a private and special online reception room to join their fellow Vic graduates from all honoured years for reunion conversations, a speech from a fellow alum reminiscing on their Vic years, and remarks by Victoria University President, William Robins, and by Victoria University Chancellor, Nick Saul. Please watch for further information about this special event and the awarding of the honoured years pins and medals.

Diving Deep Into Bubbles: Sparkling Wine with Hinterland Winery
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Join Vicki Samaras Vic 9T8, owner of Hinterland Wine Company in Prince Edward County, for a virtual tasting and lecture delving into the world of sparkling wine. Discover the three sparkling wine methods, Traditional, Charmat and Ancestral and why Ontario is so suited to sparkling wine production.  Wine will be available for purchase for those who wish to taste along with the lecture, but it is not necessary to participate in the event. To purchase wine for the tasting (Canada only), please visit the Hinterland Wine Company website and look for the “Sparkle with Vic” trio pack. Participants can also purchase bottles on an individual basis. Hinterland Wine Company has kindly offered to cover the shipping cost for this event, please use the shipping code Burwash at the checkout. Order your wine by May 12 to allow for shipping time.

This event is exclusive to young alumni in the following classes: 0T5, 0T6, 1T0, 1T1, 1T5, 1T6. Guests will move into a private breakout room for their year following the wine tasting at 8:30 p.m.

Please consume alcohol responsibly when participating in this event. 19+ event.

Saturday, May 29

Fun with Lego - For Big and Small Kids!
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join Graeme Dymond Vic 0T6, Canada’s original Master Model Builder and founder of Dymond Bricks, for a Lego lesson. Learn some new techniques and let your creativity flow as you build alongside with Graeme. Bring your kids and have some fun! The content is aimed at ages 6-10 years old, but are all welcome to participate. This event is BYOL (Bring Your Own Lego)!

Vic 1T6 Reunion Celebration

2 – 3:30 p.m.
An exclusive virtual reception for the class of Vic 1T6 to reconnect with friends and classmates.

Vic 9T1 Reunion Celebration

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
An exclusive virtual reception for the class of Vic 9T1 to reconnect with friends and classmates.

Toronto Art Tour with Artist, Nick Sweetman Vic 0T8
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Join Nick Sweetman Vic 0T8 for an informative virtual art tour of his work around the City of Toronto. Nick is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is based in painting, and these days he works primarily in public space, where he hopes to help inspire social and environmental consciousness.

Registration is now open! Please visit alumnireunion.utoronto.ca to sign up for events. 

Please contact vic.alumni@utoronto.ca or 416-585-4500 with any questions about the 2021 Alumni Reunion - Home Edition.