The Alumni Homecoming of 2017 was held on the 28 and 29 July 2017, commemorating 132 years of the Fiji School of Medicine, the present College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS).
The event featured a carnival in the heart of Suva City, in the Sukuna Park with entertainment, food stalls, free medical checkup by the CMNHS students and rides. It was attended by various stakeholders and allowed the general public to be part of the celebrations as well.
A public lecture was held on the evening of Friday 28 July at the Pasifika Auditorium whereby Dr. Isimeli Tukana, the Director for National Wellness Centre spoke on “The Fijian NCD Crisis 2011 – Global Thinking, Local Action and Relevance to FNU”.
The event was officially opened on Saturday 29 July by the former and first female Speaker of Parliament, Late Dr Jiko Luveni who was an alumnus of the then Fiji School of Medicine, now CMNHS, and the first female dentist in Fiji. The opening function featured a march from the Flea Market to the Sukuna Park displaying the different institutions that came together to form the Fiji National University.
On the same evening, a ticketed cocktail and dinner function marked the end of the event. This was held at the Yue Lai Hotel in Flagstaff. The guest speaker for the evening was Dr. Eddie McCaig.
Three awards were presented that evening, two were given as appreciation awards to Dr. Tukana and the Late Dr Jiko Luveni while the Alumni President’s Award and this was awarded to Dr. Eddie McCaig.