Alumni News & Events

The University of Cape Town’s Regional Office, Canada, is one of three international offices, set up to maintain relations with alumni worldwide by -

  • Organising networking opportunities that foster professional and social contacts amongst alumni of UCT;
  • Promoting the University of Cape Town, its faculties, staff, students and alumni;
  • Providing a conduit for Canadian tax efficient donations to UCT in response to fundraising appeals sent out from the University from time to time;

We aim to see a revitalization of Canadian UCT Alumni chapters in three centres, namely Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, or anywhere else in Canada where there is interest and a critical mass. The UCT Regional Office in Canada is available to assist chapters with arranging events that will have relevance to UCT or its alumni. Feel free to contact Di Stafford at the Regional Office directly.

Vancouver Co-ordinating Committee:
Richard Cohen, richardcohen@shaw.ca; Tel (h) 604 984 8480

Calgary Co-ordinating Committee
Still to be announced. c/o UCT Regional office in Toronto

Toronto Co-ordinating Committee
Di Stafford, Regional Director: Canada - UCT Development & Alumni Relations;
info@UCTcanada.ca; Tel 289 997 4965

Benefits of Alumni participation:

  • Stay in touch with fellow alumni who shared the UCT experience;
  • Access stimulating lectures and presentations by speakers on current topics of interest;
  • Attend informal alumni social events;
  • Stay abreast of UCT developments on the global front;
  • Maintain an active affiliation to your alma mater and its respected international reputation.

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Forthcoming Events

August 31, 2017 | Vancouver, BC

All alumni are invited to meet the Dean of Engineering & the Built Environment, Prof Alison Lewis, in Vancouver on August 31st, 2017.
Prof Lewis brings with her an update on the present environment at UCT and also her plans for the Faculty - a Faculty which Max Price describes as playing “a critical role in working towards solving the global problems of the 21st century - water, energy and food security”.

NEWS FLASH

UCT retains its position as top university in Africa

The 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings published in June 2017, holds UCT at its previous ranking of #191. Under this ranking, UCT remains as the top university in Africa.

Vice-Chancellor’s Year-End Message

“The University of Cape Town isn’t just a campus or a collection of buildings. It’s not our research accolades or our long history. Most of all, UCT is its people. It’s our staff and students, friends and colleagues who make the university what it is today, and we are part of making it what it will be tomorrow. Thank you for sharing the year with us and for shaping the journey ahead.” Click the link to see the video message.

UCT Rises in Global Rankings to 112th place

The 2017 Best Global University rankings are out, and the University of Cape Town (UCT) has risen dramatically in rankings. With a leap of 50 places, the university is ranked 112th globally and 1st in Africa. Other South African universities have also moved up on the list. This, one of many worldwide global rankings, is based on research reputation and performance.

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