University of Cape Town, Regional Office Canada

Spring 2019

​“Here I stand, 10 years later”. This was my opening remark at the Vancouver alumni event in November last year. It struck me how fast time flies. We have been maintaining connections through events and correspondence going into the 11th year now. When I say ‘we’ I mean both myself and ‘my alumni’ together. I thank you all for the support and enthusiasm you have shown in attending events, and responding to calls for support.

Over the past few years, Canadian medical alumni have annually supported as many as four students a year with their MBChB fees. Alumni have supported Humanities bursaries, Postgraduate bursaries, Sports and Nursing bursaries, and the Students in Distress Fund. Annually around 50 students receive support from Canadian alumni. Thank you all for the confidence you have shown in the stewardship of your gifts and in the excellence and high standards of education that UCT upholds.

The last few years have been difficult on campus, as you all know. Our new Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng brings a new energy and enthusiasm to her position. I have included a link to her newly-published Vision which I am sure you will find inspiring. I am hoping she will pay us a visit soon so you can all meet her first-hand.

Please enjoy the compilation I have presented below. Should you follow the links and find yourself on the UCT website – take delight in many of the reports on research being undertaken, innovations and student activities. .

With best wishes for a Splendid Summer!

Regional Director: Canada

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April is Graduation Season at UCT

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“Do something worthwhile”

It’s graduation week at UCT. Read VC Mamokgethi Phakeng’s message to Engineering grads. [Read more]

Raising the bar for health

To commemorate the work and the presence that the late Prof Bongani Mayosi had on the Faculty of Health Sciences, with the blessing of the family, the Impilo Bursary Fund has been renamed the Mayosi Impilo Bursary Fund to honour this remarkable man. Read on if you want to join the movement.
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VC releases new Vision Statement

The VC recently released UCT’s Vision Statement based on the pillars of Excellence, Transformation and Sustainability. [Find out more]

Update on Alumni Events

Since the last eNewsletter, a few events were held with alumni … [Read More]

Garreth Bloor, new President of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

UCT Alum, Garreth Bloor, brings his enthusiasm and energy to the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business. [Read More]

Six Reasons to Connect with UCTConnect

What is UCT Connect? Don’t miss out …. [Read More]

Golden Grad 2018

Golden Graduation 2018

Golden Graduation is a wonderful opportunity for alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago to attend a graduation ceremony, see the campus, and relive their student days. [Read More]