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Innis Alumni & Friends

Innis Commons

Dear alumni and friends,

Welcome to the Innis Commons, our newly launched 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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We’re #InnisTogether!

“If only I had known…”

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

In case you missed it

On August 13, alum Kofi Hope (HBA ’06 Innis) moderated a virtual screening of the award-winning documentary Mr. Jane and Finch, presented by filmmakers Ngardy Conteh-George and Alison Duke. “Mr. Jane and Finch” himself, Winston LaRose, joined in to what was a thoughtful, enlightening conversation.

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Check out our YouTube channel for recordings of our virtual alumni events—events like John’s Ota‘s June 26 book talk, The Kitchen, and Phil Howard‘s July 13 presentation of Lie Machines.


Save the date

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On October 8, best-selling author, economist, and alum Jeff Rubin (BA ’77 Innis) will present his latest book, The Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed by Globalization. Quillette senior editor Jonathan Kay will moderate the discussion that follows.


Thanks for joining us!

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On September 21, alum Jack Wang (BSc ’94 Innis) presented his debut collection, We Two Alone, in conversation by Giller Prize-nominated novelist (and honorary Innisian!) Gil Adamson. Thank you, Gil and Jack, for what was an engaging, thought-provoking discussion about your inspirations and creative processes.


Love films? Us too.

The Alumni Film Club is here, and we are looking for curators! Email us at and follow #alumnifilmclub on Instagram.

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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)


Looking for a 200-piece distraction from your Zoom meetings? Try your hand at some virtual Innis puzzles!



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