- Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
- Grad year: 1979
- Program: Civil Engineering
- Campus: Vancouver
The '79 CIVLs plan a formal reunion every five years, and hold impromptu beer nights once or twice a year in between. We kicked off our 40-year reunion with a gathering at the Lions Pub on Cordova Street in Vancouver on Friday, April 26th, followed by an evening celebration at the Terminal City Club next door on Saturday, sponsored by club members Paul and Jane Manning.
Twenty-five of our classmates and fourteen spouses attended the reunion, along with one of our former professors, Frank Navin, and his wife Marina. People traveled mainly from British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon Territory to attend the reunion, but some came from as far away as New Hampshire in the USA.
Jeff Herold hosted an enjoyable evening, which included a silent auction in support of Huntington disease research, raising a total of $11,000 to support clinical trials of a new treatment being conducted at the UBC hospital, Centre for Huntington Disease.
We all enjoyed a superb dinner and had plenty of time to catch up with classmates, sharing stories of family and professional experiences. The organizers weren’t able to contact all of our classmates to invite them to the reunion, so any CIVL '79 classmates reading this who want to participate in future reunions are invited to contact Tara Newell, the Alumni Engagement Coordinator in the Office of the Dean at 604-827-3870 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tara will be able to put you in touch with the organizers for the 45-year reunion.
Submitted by Alan Boreham, P . Eng. (BASc '79 CIVL)