*Please continue to check MSVU’s main COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Page for university updates.

Dear Mount Saint Vincent family of alumni and friends,

On behalf of the Mount Saint Vincent Alumni Association Board of Directors, I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out and let you know we are thinking of you and your families during this very challenging time. I have said too often that this feels like a strange dream.

We are inundated on a daily basis with pandemic information and some of it is not only overwhelming, but unsettling. The purpose of this message is to simply connect and to let you know we are thinking of you, and to make you aware that we are continuing to work on behalf of our incredible MSV alumni network of 35,000 worldwide.

The Alumni Board met via conference call on March 23 to ensure our planning efforts for the year continue to move forward so we are ready, once our world settles, and able to return somewhat to our normal routines. We have much to look forward to including our AGM on June 15 (hopefully!) as well as Reunion Weekend 2020 slated for October 15-17. Hopefully by that time we will all be ready for some serious celebrating!

Dr. Mary Bluechardt, MSVU President & Vice Chancellor has posted a recent message to students, faculty and staff – please feel free to read her message here.

Something that has hit home is the drastic impact to our students. For that reason, I want to make you aware of the President’s Student Relief Fund, created to provide emergency support for students impacted by COVID-19, helping them gain access to housing, food, tuition, technology, mental health services and transportation.

Part of the mandate of the Alumni Association is to support the needs of our students – our future alumni – therefore we are very pleased to support this fund with a $5,000 donation. On behalf of all MSVU students, and in fact the entire Mount Saint Vincent community, I hope you will also consider giving to this fund. More information can be found here.

All the best to you and your loved ones. Don’t forget to connect with those around you for support. And let’s be sure to continue to do our part for the safety and well-being of everyone around us.

Take care and be safe.

Alison MacDonald

MSVAA President