Special events are not only an important way for us to reconnect with our graduates, but it’s a great opportunity for our alumni to catch up with or get to know fellow Fanshawe graduates.
Whether it’s catching the London Knights at Budweiser Gardens, watching the latest blockbuster movie at a private alumni theatre screening or winning tickets to your favourite concert, we have something for everyone. Since the pandemic, we’re also planning more virtual events so we can continue to provide exciting and meaningful content to our alumni, even if we can’t connect in person.
How do alumni access event tickets?
The best way to be informed about alumni ticket discounts—and possibly win free tickets! —is to register for Fanshawe Alumni PERKS. With loads of Fanshawe Alumni events happening throughout the year, you’ll wonder why you didn’t register earlier.
Free Fanshawe Athletics tickets
Another benefit Fanshawe alumni can take advantage of is free admission to all regular season Fanshawe Athletics games. Simply show your Fanshawe Alumni PERKS card at game entrance. View the Fanshawe Falcon’s schedule for all game dates.
Alumni-hosted events in your hometown
Many alumni-events naturally take place in the greater London region. If you live outside London and would like us to plan an event with alumni where you live, let’s chat. Contact us for more information and we’d be happy to talk about some options.
Turning Point with Priya Sam
We are thrilled to partner with alumna Priya Sam (Broadcast Journalism ’06) on the second season of her innovative podcast and YouTube show – Turning Point.
In each episode, Priya interviews a guest about a major turning point in their life. The turning points are as diverse as the guests; some stem from big decisions or taking a leap of faith, while others are rooted in tragedy or unexpected obstacles. All are inspiring. Throughout this season, Priya will interview three influential Fanshawe College Alumni.
About Priya Sam
Before starting Turning Point, Priya was the news anchor on CTV's national morning show, Your Morning, alongside Ben Mulroney and Anne-Marie Mediwake. Before that she was the news anchor for CTV Morning Live Atlantic broadcast out of Halifax.
Fanshawe Alumni Episodes
Episode #1: Cheryl Hickey
You likely recognize alumna Cheryl Hickey (Broadcast Journalism ’96) from ET Canada. She has been hosting the show since it launched in 2005 and in this first episode of Turning Point season two, you'll find out how late nights spent learning to do camera work and editing eventually led to Cheryl getting her big break.
Episode #2: Erika Casupanan
Fanshawe alumna Erika Casupanan is the first Canadian and the first person of Filipino descent EVER to win Survivor. She's also the first woman to win in several seasons and in this episode, you'll get all the details about her strategy and what was going on behind the scenes during the show.
Episode #3: Dionne Sinclair
Dionne Sinclair is VP Clinical Operations and the Chief Nurse at CAMH, Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital. Her biggest turning point happened when she was laid off from her job as a nurse. At the time, she had two young kids and decided to move back in with her parents so she could go to university. She already had a diploma from Fanshawe College and getting her degree would open doors for her in healthcare leadership.
Episode #4: Bridget George
Bridget George is an an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Their debut book is a dual Language, English and Ojibwe children’s book, called “It’s a Mitig.” Bridget opens up about taking an unconventional path. As a teen, Bridget was experiencing mental health issues and was expelled from high school but was determined to get an education. They went back and got their GED and then went on to study Graphic Design at Fanshawe College.
Episode #5: Leroy Hibbert
Leroy Hibbert is a speaker, workshop facilitator and community educator. He delivers messages of anti-racism, anti-bullying, and cross-cultural conflict and understanding to community and civic organizations, police services, schools and businesses. Through his work, he hopes to help people understand how to identify racism, interrupt it, and take action to create a more inclusive community. In this interview you'll learn about Leroy's work and also about his personal experiences with racism and why he's passionate about the work he does. Leroy and I are both Fanshawe Alumni and we are so thrilled to have Fanshawe as one of our sponsors for this season of Turning Point.
Episode #6: Emm Gryner
Emm Gryner is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and best-selling author. Emm sang and played keyboard in David Bowie’s band, and appears on numerous recordings with him. In this episode, we take a trip through Emm's biggest turning points including: getting her first record deal and being dropped by her label, touring with David Bowie, becoming a mother, getting divorced and finding new love and inspiration for her new album. Emm is down to earth and relatable and she shares valuable insight about what she's learned from each of her pivotal moments. Emm and I are both Fanshawe Alumni and we are so thrilled to have Fanshawe as a sponsor for this episode!
We always love hearing from our alumni, and there are many ways you can reach us. Feel free to email, mail or connect with us on social:
Fanshawe Alumni Association
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard, P.O. Box 7005, Room K1003
London, ON, N5Y 5R6