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Thank you for joining us for our Homecoming Celebration

Proudly sponsored by Najfeldt Architect Inc. and Janusz and Helena Najfeldt

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) celebrated 100 years as a community of scholars gathering in Edmonton and growing into the world. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for Homecoming 2021 from September 3-5, 2021.

Homecoming 2021: Celebrating 100 Years of CUE
September 3-5, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta

A Long Weekend of Celebration

It was a weekend of fun-filled, family-friendly celebration, with alumni, faculty, students, staff, their families and community joining us for some or all of the events. A photo gallery will be posted soon.

Campus exhibitions remain on display and CUE merchandise is still available for sale at the CUE Bookstore.

Schedule of Events

Kicked Off Early on Thursday, September 2

Opening of the McNeil Centre for Applied Renewable Energy
2:00pm – at the BMO Centre for Innovation and Applied Research, Allan Wachowich Centre

A multi-disciplinary centre, the McNeil Centre for Applied Renewable Energy collaborates, communicates, and advances the adoption of renewable energy technologies across the province and country. We are grateful to all who joined us and CUE alumnus Cam McNeil, for whom the Centre is named, for the ceremonial opening as we kicked-off our 100th anniversary celebrations!

Friday, September 3

Homecoming Opening Ceremony

6:00pm in Tegler Student Centre

Our opening ceremony officially began our Homecoming Celebration and set the stage for a weekend of family fun! The opening ceremony began with a recognition of the land on which we gather, and included special speakers and entertainment.

Featured a live performance from Danielle Lisboa and Ping-Shan Liao. See here for a taste of what we were treated to.

Book Launch and Reception

7:00 pm – Tegler Student Centre
Proudly sponsored by Mandel Group Inc.
and Lynn and Stephen Mandel

We were thrilled to be launching a book capturing the past 100 years as a community of scholars gathering in Edmonton and growing into the world. The book launch included short readings from Dr. Neil Querengesser and was followed by a reception.

Alumni Athletics Game and Pep Rally

5:00 pm – Ralph King Athletic Center/Soccer Pitch
Proudly sponsored by TD Insurance

LET’S GO THUNDER! Thanks to everyone who joined us for a pep rally to cheer on the Thunder alumni athletics teams. #GoThunder

Light the Bridge with CUE Colours

High Level Bridge

We were honoured to have the High Level Bridge lit up with CUE colours to celebrate our ‘Century of Promise’.

Saturday, September 4

Pancake Breakfast

10:00 am -12:00 noon – Tegler Student Centre

A pancake breakfast was organized by our Concordia Students’ Association (CSA) and Graduate Students’ Association (GSA). Thanks to Edmonton Elks alumni for joining us and flipping pancakes!

Thunder Homecoming Soccer Games

12:00 noon women’s game
2:00 pm men’s game
Soccer pitch

We cheered on the Thunder soccer teams as they took on The Kings’ University in exhibition games.


1:00 pm -5:00 pm – various rooms across campus

You connected with old friends, reminisced about your time at CUE, viewed yearbooks and photos, and took a tour around campus. We are proud to have hosted class and program reunions, as well as reunions for athletics, music, drama, high school, and the University & College Entrance Program (UCEP).

CUE 100 Evening Banquet

5:30 pm -9:00 pm – Edmonton Expo Centre
Proudly sponsored by Invert 720 and Edmonton Expo Center

Thank you to everyone who came out for an evening filled with food, friends, and entertainment. It was a great evening!

Featuring music from cellist, Ryan Hoffman.


9:30 pm approximately – Soccer pitch
Proudly sponsored by Uncle John’s Fireworks

To top it all off… we had fireworks! It was a show of the century as we lit up the sky and demonstrated how proud we are to be 100 years old.

Sunday, September 5

Muffin Breakfast

9:00 am -10:30 am – Tegler Student Centre

We caught up with friends (new and old!) over coffee and muffins before another day filled with activities. 

Piano music provided by Quinn Carter.     

Century of Promise 5K Run or Walk

10:00 am – Ralph King Athletic Centre – Register today!

There’s nothing quite like a run (or walk) through Edmonton’s historic river valley. The course began and ended at the Ralph King Athletic Centre and proceeds from the event will be used to create scholarships for students.

Sunday Morning Chapel

10:30 am – Auditorium

For those who were looking to worship, a chapel service was held in the auditorium.

BBQ Lunch     

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – Tegler Student Centre
Proudly sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Al and Trish Huehn

A BBQ lunch was enjoyed by all after a morning filled with exercise.

Scavenger Hunt & Family Trivia Event

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Tegler Student Centre

Friends and family alike followed the clues to discover various points of interest around campus. Participants received a scavenger hunt card to record their discoveries and then submitted their cards into a draw for CUE 100 swag items.

Closing Ceremony

3:00 pm – Tegler Student Centre

The weekend passed by so quickly and ended our celebrations with the alumni choir performance, a lion dance, and more!

Thank you again for celebrating with us!

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Did you take photos at the Homecoming Weekend? We’d love for you to share with us by tagging #CUE100 when you post and tag @CUEdmonton.

COVID-19 Protocols at Homecoming

The health and safety of our community continues to be our top priority. As such, certain controls and measures may still be required to maintain a safe and healthy learning, living, and working environment, and in this case Homecoming celebrations.

Please note the following COVID-19 protocols for our campus:

  • If you are sick or showing symptoms, please stay home and follow the guidance of Alberta Health Services.
  • The wearing of non-medical face masks are mandatory in all indoor public areas on campus including hallways, washrooms, gathering spaces, and the library. See details here.
  • We encourage you to get vaccinated. However, it is not required in order to attend Homecoming events.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available. Please continue to practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette (avoiding touching your eyes, nose, mouth; and coughing or sneezing into your elbow, immediately disposing of tissues, and washing/sanitizing your hands immediately afterwards).
  • We continue to support social distancing.

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