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Our graduates exemplify the Schulich School of Engineering values of excellence, teamwork, creativity and community leadership.

Maintain your relationship with the school by:

Cultivate the next generation of Schulich engineers through:

  • employing third-year students for a year through Schulich's award-winning internship program
  • donating awards, scholarships or other gifts
  • joining leadership roles in the association

Alumni Chapter

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting is held every November. Watch this space for notice of the next meeting.

Download the Alumni Chapter Terms of Reference (pdf).

Alumni Chapter Executive Members

Position

Name

Chair

Jeff LaFrenz
BSC, Electrical, 1985; MSC, Electrical, 1988

Vice Chair  Phil Ivers
BSc, Mechanical, 1992
Past Chair

Frankie Freckleton
BSC, Civil, 2004

University of Calgary Alumni Association Representative

Russ Mackenzie
BSC, Civil, 1987

Senate Representative

Richard Dunn, MENG, 1993

Marketing and Communications Committee Chair

Paul Martin
BSC, Electrical, 1987

Programs and Services Committee Chair 

Dean Olafson
BSC, Mechanical, 1986; MBA, 1993

Partnerships and Recruitment Committee Chair 

Oliver Descoteaux
BSc, Mechanical, 2014

Graduate Student Association Representative

Tushar Sharma

2015-2016 events schedule

Date and Location Title Registration
 

Engineering Students Society (ESS) Presidents’ Dinner

ESS presidents from the '70s to the present come together for a great dinner event.  As is tradition, this dynamic and enthusiastic bunch enjoy a fantastic dinner and lively conversation, while hearing about the newest ESS initiatives

Past event
November 25, 2015

Death by Chocolate

Female alumnae, students, and friends of the school are invited for an evening of chocolate, wine, and discussion about important issues facing women in engineering today.

Past event
December 18, 2015

Dean's Holiday Reception

Alumni join the Schulich School of Engineering Dean for a festive evening in celebration of the season and leadership in engineering. The Dean’s Award for Corporate Leadership and the Canadian Engineering Leader Award are presented this evening

Learn more
March 9, 2016

Distinguished Speakers Panel

The Future of Oil Sands

Oil Sands developments are facing strong headwinds for a variety of issues including carbon emissions, royalty changes, increased corporate taxes, environmental footprint, health impacts, aboriginal concerns, low oil prices, a lack of pipeline approvals and new and uncertain political relationships both provincially and federally.

Can the industry successfully resolve these issues and innovate itself through more sustainable development to renewed success or will the oil sands fade into obscurity?

Panelist presentations Details
Ian Gates (Moderator) Grey download button
Joule Bergerson Grey download button
Jackie Forrest Grey download button
Gordon Lambert Grey download button
Cameron Six Grey download button

Past event

Alumni class reunions

Reunions are a nostalgic and fun way to celebrate the memories and accomplishments of your graduating class! Interested in organizing a reunion for your year?

Contact the Manager of Alumni Relations:

Schulich School of Engineering
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-2548
Fax: (403) 284-3697
Email: engineering.alumni@ucalgary.ca

Upcoming reunions:

May 7, 2016: Class of 1983 Reunion

Some recent reunions:

2015: Class of 2005 10th Reunion; Class of 1970 45th Reunion
2014: Chemical Engineering Class of 1994 20th Reunion; Class of 1974 40th Reunion
2012: Engineering Class of 1972 40th Reunion
2011: Engineering Class of 1991 20th Reunion
2010: Chemical Engineering Class of 1990(91) 20-Year Reunion; Chemical Engineering Class of 1985 25-Year Reunion

Alumni class gifts

Class gifts are an opportunity for alumni to recognize what their University of Calgary education has done for them. Alumni can celebrate their years at the Schulich School of Engineering by giving something back to the school and to future generations of Schulich Engineers.

Class gifts can take the form of establishing a student award, creating a memorial fund, improving student resources or funding a capital project. These gifts create a legacy for the class year and help current students reach their goals.

Create a student award

There are many types of student awards:

  • Scholarships are awarded to students primarily on the basis of academic achievement
  • Bursaries are awarded to students on the basis of academic standing and financial need, and are more common at the undergraduate level
  • Awards are made to students on the basis of academic standing and other criteria such as leadership and community involvement
  • Prizes are usually given in nominal recognition of excellence in a particular subject

Please Note:  All undergraduate awards must comply with University of Calgary regulations.

Refurbish student spaces

The Schulich School of Engineering has identified various student spaces such as homerooms and laboratories that would benefit from refurbishment. Some of these areas have not been upgraded or enhanced for several years. Creating a modern, welcoming environment for current students to enjoy is an initiative that appeals to many alumni.

Existing Schulich School of Engineering Class Gifts

Class of 1972

Class of 1972 Engineering Entrance Bursary

Class of 1973

Class of 1973 Bursary in Engineering (in progress)

Class of 1975

Class of 1975 30th Anniversary Scholarship in Engineering

Class of 1976

Dan Mercier Class of 1976 Award in Mechanical Engineering

Class of 1985

Chemical and Petroleum Homeroom Renovation

Class of 1986

Class of 1986 20th Anniversary Scholarship in Engineering (in progress)

Class of 1990

(in progress)

Class of 2005

Andrew Read Memorial Scholarship (in progress)

Dan's Arch Project

Dan's Arch is a Class of '76 (Mechanical) tribute to all engineering classes who come together after graduation to support current students.

Useful links

University of Calgary and the Schulich School of Engineering

Engineering associations and societies

  • APEGA - Association of Professional Engineers Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta - Professional Development Page
  • ACEC - Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada
  • CEA - Consulting Engineers of Alberta
  • CIM - Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
  • CPGCE - Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers
  • EIC - Engineering Institute of Canada
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Inc. (Calgary Chapter)
  • SPE - Society of Petroleum Engineers (Canadian)

Alumni deals

Social media

Contact us

Manager of Alumni Relations

Schulich School of Engineering
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Phone: 403-220-2548
Fax: 403-284-3697
Email: engineering.alumni@ucalgary.ca

Alumni Chapter

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting is held every November. Watch this space for notice of the next meeting.

Download the Alumni Chapter Terms of Reference (pdf).

Alumni Chapter Executive Members

Position

Name

Chair

Jeff LaFrenz
BSC, Electrical, 1985; MSC, Electrical, 1988

Vice Chair  Phil Ivers
BSc, Mechanical, 1992
Past Chair

Frankie Freckleton
BSC, Civil, 2004

University of Calgary Alumni Association Representative

Russ Mackenzie
BSC, Civil, 1987

Senate Representative

Richard Dunn, MENG, 1993

Marketing and Communications Committee Chair

Paul Martin
BSC, Electrical, 1987

Programs and Services Committee Chair 

Dean Olafson
BSC, Mechanical, 1986; MBA, 1993

Partnerships and Recruitment Committee Chair 

Oliver Descoteaux
BSc, Mechanical, 2014

Graduate Student Association Representative

Tushar Sharma

2015-2016 events schedule
Date and Location Title Registration
 

Engineering Students Society (ESS) Presidents’ Dinner

ESS presidents from the '70s to the present come together for a great dinner event.  As is tradition, this dynamic and enthusiastic bunch enjoy a fantastic dinner and lively conversation, while hearing about the newest ESS initiatives

Past event
November 25, 2015

Death by Chocolate

Female alumnae, students, and friends of the school are invited for an evening of chocolate, wine, and discussion about important issues facing women in engineering today.

Past event
December 18, 2015

Dean's Holiday Reception

Alumni join the Schulich School of Engineering Dean for a festive evening in celebration of the season and leadership in engineering. The Dean’s Award for Corporate Leadership and the Canadian Engineering Leader Award are presented this evening

Learn more
March 9, 2016

Distinguished Speakers Panel

The Future of Oil Sands

Oil Sands developments are facing strong headwinds for a variety of issues including carbon emissions, royalty changes, increased corporate taxes, environmental footprint, health impacts, aboriginal concerns, low oil prices, a lack of pipeline approvals and new and uncertain political relationships both provincially and federally.

Can the industry successfully resolve these issues and innovate itself through more sustainable development to renewed success or will the oil sands fade into obscurity?

Panelist presentations Details
Ian Gates (Moderator) Grey download button
Joule Bergerson Grey download button
Jackie Forrest Grey download button
Gordon Lambert Grey download button
Cameron Six Grey download button

Past event

Alumni class reunions

Reunions are a nostalgic and fun way to celebrate the memories and accomplishments of your graduating class! Interested in organizing a reunion for your year?

Contact the Manager of Alumni Relations:

Schulich School of Engineering
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Phone: (403) 220-2548
Fax: (403) 284-3697
Email: engineering.alumni@ucalgary.ca

Upcoming reunions:

May 7, 2016: Class of 1983 Reunion

Some recent reunions:

2015: Class of 2005 10th Reunion; Class of 1970 45th Reunion
2014: Chemical Engineering Class of 1994 20th Reunion; Class of 1974 40th Reunion
2012: Engineering Class of 1972 40th Reunion
2011: Engineering Class of 1991 20th Reunion
2010: Chemical Engineering Class of 1990(91) 20-Year Reunion; Chemical Engineering Class of 1985 25-Year Reunion

Alumni class gifts

Class gifts are an opportunity for alumni to recognize what their University of Calgary education has done for them. Alumni can celebrate their years at the Schulich School of Engineering by giving something back to the school and to future generations of Schulich Engineers.

Class gifts can take the form of establishing a student award, creating a memorial fund, improving student resources or funding a capital project. These gifts create a legacy for the class year and help current students reach their goals.

Create a student award

There are many types of student awards:

  • Scholarships are awarded to students primarily on the basis of academic achievement
  • Bursaries are awarded to students on the basis of academic standing and financial need, and are more common at the undergraduate level
  • Awards are made to students on the basis of academic standing and other criteria such as leadership and community involvement
  • Prizes are usually given in nominal recognition of excellence in a particular subject

Please Note:  All undergraduate awards must comply with University of Calgary regulations.

Refurbish student spaces

The Schulich School of Engineering has identified various student spaces such as homerooms and laboratories that would benefit from refurbishment. Some of these areas have not been upgraded or enhanced for several years. Creating a modern, welcoming environment for current students to enjoy is an initiative that appeals to many alumni.

Existing Schulich School of Engineering Class Gifts

Class of 1972

Class of 1972 Engineering Entrance Bursary

Class of 1973

Class of 1973 Bursary in Engineering (in progress)

Class of 1975

Class of 1975 30th Anniversary Scholarship in Engineering

Class of 1976

Dan Mercier Class of 1976 Award in Mechanical Engineering

Class of 1985

Chemical and Petroleum Homeroom Renovation

Class of 1986

Class of 1986 20th Anniversary Scholarship in Engineering (in progress)

Class of 1990

(in progress)

Class of 2005

Andrew Read Memorial Scholarship (in progress)

Dan's Arch Project

Dan's Arch is a Class of '76 (Mechanical) tribute to all engineering classes who come together after graduation to support current students.

Useful links

University of Calgary and the Schulich School of Engineering

Engineering associations and societies

  • APEGA - Association of Professional Engineers Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta - Professional Development Page
  • ACEC - Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada
  • CEA - Consulting Engineers of Alberta
  • CIM - Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
  • CPGCE - Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers
  • EIC - Engineering Institute of Canada
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Inc. (Calgary Chapter)
  • SPE - Society of Petroleum Engineers (Canadian)

Alumni deals

Social media

Contact us

Manager of Alumni Relations

Schulich School of Engineering
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Phone: 403-220-2548
Fax: 403-284-3697
Email: engineering.alumni@ucalgary.ca