A&S Alumni Events

Alumni: Dean Woodin wants to catch up with you

Arts & Science Dean Melanie Woodin has been taking advantage of breaks in her busy academic meeting and conference schedule to connect with our amazing alumni — in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Paris, and of course, Toronto — to share some of the exciting happenings going on in the Faculty. By meeting face to face where alumni live, Dean Woodin is building support for Defy Gravity campaign priorities, and engaging alumni in our many valuable volunteer and mentor opportunities. She’d love to meet you, too — so don’t forget to update your contact info. She may be coming to your town next.

New York

Alumni and friends gathered at the Yale Club of New York City to catch up on the latest news at Arts & Science.


Alumni gathered on a beautiful night in late September to watch the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Baltimore Orioles — and Dean Melanie Woodin was there to help cheer on the winning team. Here, Dean Woodin is joined by alum Sofia Flores-Ledesma, to Woodin’s immediate right, and undergraduate student Margaret Cruz.

"I had a really fun time, and it was a great bonus to get the special school-branded caps," says Flores-Ledesma, who earned her honours bachelor of arts degree in 2022 as a member of Victoria College. "Since this experience was so positive, I will definitely keep an eye out for more alumni events to attend."

San Francisco

Dean Woodin was in San Francisco in late October 2022 for Building Thriving Societies — The Role of Universities in the Global Technology Ecosystem. Pictured are, from left, panellist Karen Chapple, director of the School of Cities, Gillian Hadfield, director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, Janice Stein, professor emerita and founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, and Rana Sarkar, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco for Silicon Valley & Northern California.

Alum Andrew Arruda joins Gillian Hadfield, left, and Dean Woodin in San Francisco in late October 2022.

New York

Innis College Principal Charlie Keil, back right, is joined by Dean Woodin and Innis College alumni at an intimate brunch in New York City in November 2022.