Before I depart for my annual visit to UCT, I put together this newsletter which I hope give you some information on what is happening on campus.
I cannot believe that the summer has passed so quickly, and I hope to catch a few rays in Cape Town, before returning to what I hope won’t be the start of another frigid winter like last year.
Whilst in Cape Town I look forward to visiting with some of the students that Canadian Alumni have helped support this year. More on that in the next issue!
Be sure to check the MBChB Reunion dates in the Cape, and dates for the upcoming events with Emer. Prof. Francis Wilson in the States. I included the US dates here in the event you will be travelling to the East Coast in November and can join us. These are part of the Legacy Society stretching its wings to recognise bequest donors in North America.
If in Toronto, take in the Toronto South African Film Festival, with its exciting line-up of productions, and of course be sure not to miss alumnus, Nik Rabinowitz’s hilarious act as he opens the festival. Look out for the article below with links to purchase your tickets.
The UCT Alumni News will be mailed out shortly to donors, and others will receive their copy by email. Be sure to pass the email copy onto your friends and fellow alumni – and urge them to update or add their information to the database. Update your information at www.uctcanada.ca.
The eNewsletter to Canadian alumni is not a fundraising appeal per se, but I have included links where people may want to contribute to the success of projects reported. Please feel free to contact me directly should you require any further information on projects or other initiatives. Your support has a widespread impact.
Wishing you all the best as the festive season approaches!
Regards to all,
Di Stafford (email@example.com)
Regional Office : North America
Development & Alumni Department, UCT
WORLD @ UCT
The many memoranda of understanding that UCT has signed have cultivated important global partnerships that have strengthened over the years. This year UCT hosted the Worldwide Universities Network Conference.
UCT JOINS THE PRESTIGIOUS MASTERCARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM
From 2015, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program kicks off at UCT. The MasterCard Foundation is an independent global organization based in Toronto and is one of the few philanthropic funders committing significant funding to holistically address the need for economic opportunities for young people globally.
HEALTH SCIENCES MBChB REUNION DATES 2014-2015
Are you planning a visit to Cape Town? There is still time to register for 2014 Health Sciences Reunions, or check out the 2015 dates.
TRAVELLING TO THE USA EAST COAST SOON?
Emer. Prof. Francis Wilson, will be hosting Legacy Society events in Boston, New York and Washington in November 2014. All alumni are invited.
SPIRIT OF ‘68 DONOR REPORT
The Veterans and Friends of the August 1968 sit-in at UCT have made funding available for students registered for full-time post-graduate study. The award supports creative initiatives by UCT students in addressing a social issue. Since inception of the award, the global support from UCT alumni and friends has been phenomenal. Read the thoughts of the four recipients of 2013, whose studies are aimed at reducing social exclusion.
GSB TEAM READY FOR MONTREAL
Hatch and the Canada Southern Africa Chamber of Business handed over a cheque to the UCT Canada office at a prestigious Business Indaba in September in support of the GSB MBA Team coming to compete in Montreal in January 2015.
A LITTLE PUZZLED BY THE OSCAR VERDICT?
Find out more at the UCT Summer School. Follow this link to see the rest of the UCT Summer School’s interesting line-up of courses and short lectures.
OPEN THE DOOR TO LEARNING
Alumni all over the world are making their mark in improving educational outcomes through projects undertaken at UCT.