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Innis Alumni & Friends

Innis Commons

Dear alumni and friends,

Welcome to the Innis Commons, our digital portal for alumni and friends connection—at a distance!

Explore this page to discover free virtual events, ways to help Innis students, interactive throwbacks, and more. And keep coming back; the Innis Commons is regularly refreshed with new opportunities!
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Coming up next

Join us online on Thursday, March 4, as author Souvankham Thammavongsa discusses her Giller Prize-winning short-story collection How to Pronounce Knife.

“If only I had known…”

Share your best piece of advice with the next generation of Innis students: the Class of 2024.

Innis talent shines

On Friday, December 4, Innis students, staff, and faculty showcased their talents at the fourth annual Refugee Student Fund Benefit Concert, proceeds from which directly support resettled refugee students in their upper-years of study at Innis.

Thanks for joining us

On November 9, alumnus, broadcaster, and Indigenous rights activist Jesse Wente (BA ’96 Innis, Cinema Studies) delivered the 2020 Harold Innis Lecture. Watch the recording on our YouTube channel. 

In case you missed it

From Canadian Film Forum screenings with acclaimed filmmakers to book launches with celebrated Innisian authors, catch up on all of our virtual events by visiting (and subscribing to) our YouTube channel!

A group of Innis students poses on top of UC Tower, ready to launch the infamous "Innis 1" paper plane.

Paper planes

In March of 1965, Innis students inaugurated the College’s first final exams by launching a paper airplane folded from the exam timetable. In this story, first-year Innis student Emily Sakaguchi reveals the motivations and superstitions behind quirky Innis customs.


Recognize a familiar face? Recall the story behind the scene? Share your memories of Innis’s pioneering years in our RemINNIScings series. Photography courtesy of Robert Patrick (BA ’67 Innis)

Puzzle it out

Looking for a 300-piece distraction from your Zoom meetings? Try your hand at some virtual Innis puzzles!



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