The shadow grows over my patio and that tells me summer is behind us. I noticed the other day the pumpkins are out, and so the next cycle begins. As the year leans towards its close, it is with pleasure that I bring you news of UCT alumni in Canada and South Africa, forthcoming events, successes and new programs.
I also wish you and your families all the best for the fall and winter festivities that are fast approaching!
Regards to all,
Will you be the lucky winner of two SAA return airtickets to Cape Town?
As we celebrate our alumni’s academic excellence and achievements in Canada, SAA have joined us in sponsoring two return airtickets to Cape Town for a lucky guest on 25 October 2011
UCT Alumni acknowledged with Appointment to the Order of Canada
In June this year the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston, announced 50 new appointments to the Order of Canada, and more UCT alumni were added to the list of awardees.
Global Health & Global Health Ethics
The University of Toronto will be holding the 9th Annual Global Health Symposium on 1 November 2011, chaired by Dr Solly Benatar, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, UCT
Health Sciences 2011 Reunions and Events
The Faculty of Health Sciences is gearing up for their annual reunion events to be held in Cape Town at the end of this year.
Canadian Alumni and Friends support bursaries
It is with great pleasure that I provide report back on bursaries awarded to postgraduate students at UCT from funds raised from UCT alumni and friends in Canada. These bursaries are all awarded based on financial need and academic merit.
“Invictus” Sports Scholarships boost Rugby at UCT
An anonymous donation has resulted in the establishment of the Invictus Sports Scholarships to encourage a new crop of South African athletes, and in particular rugby players, who seek entry to UCT. A challenge has been issued to fellow alumni to support this fund.
Canada Southern African Chamber of Business Postgraduate Bursary Award 2011
We would like to express our thanks to the Canadian Southern African Chamber of Business for their continued support of a postgraduate bursary in a business field at UCT. This grant is handed over at the annual Indaba Business Dinner each year. The 2011 bursary recipient is Livashnee Naidoo.
Jewish Digital Archive Project presented in Toronto
The Jewish Digital Archive Project seeks to preserve the social history of Jews in South Africa over the years through narrative, photography and film. Romi Kaplan, researcher and board member of the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre at UCT recently presented the project and what she has uncovered already, at a meeting of alumni and friends in Toronto.
New course in Child Rights established from links with University of Victoria
2011 saw the inauguration of a new residential five-day short course developed by the UCT Children’s Institute as part of an international initiative (Child Rights Education for Health Professionals - CRED-PRO), linked to the University of Victoria, Canada.
UCT still Africa’s No. 1 university in world rankings
The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2011/12, released on 5 September 2011, places UCT at 156, up from 161th place last year. The QS system continues to rank UCT as the only university in Africa in the top 200.