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Leung Alumna 'Pressed' into changing news delivery
Jacqueline Leung, who graduated from the Media, Information & Technoculture program in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies in 2007, founded Pressed News, a newsletter that delivers the day’s Top 5 news stories to its subscribers in a colloquial, accessible language. [Read more]
Escaperoom Unlocking the appeal of the escape room
Shawn Nagy, BA’14 (Psychology), and Emily Lyons, owners of Escape Canada on York Street, are working with Ivey Business School professor Ann Frost to use the facility for executive team building. [Read more]
Laurie Flynn Debut novel no longer a 'secret' for alumna
Laurie Elizabeth Flynn’s debut novel, Firsts, released in January, has been described by reviewers as “brave,” “gutsy” and “powerful.” [Read more]
DanShulmanthumb Dan Shulman lending his voice to a generation
Dan Shulman prepares to announce a recent Blue Jays game in the Rogers Centre press box. Shulman, BSc’89 (Actuarial Sciences), is an ESPN play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball and NCAA Men’s College Basketball. Since 2011, he has been the voice of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Shulman has now added Sportsnet to his to-do list, calling 30 Blue Jays each of the next two seasons. [Read more]
Sonja Salmon Leave your butterflies behind
As a young Bay Street executive, Sonja Salmon traveled the world, living her life out of suitcases. Really, really ugly suitcases. [Read more]
Rory Capern Making Twitter fly
Between his first and second year at Western, Rory Capern, HBA’00, MBA’04, witnessed the “power of the web” for the first time. [Read more]
Janet Bannister Janet Bannister, HBA'92, continues to see opportunities after Kijiji success
Bannister, HBA’92, founded Kijiji Canada, which has become the largest and most visited classified site in the country. She later led Kijiji Global, which included businesses in Europe, the United States and Asia. Her success with the company was unparalleled and, at the height of it, she walked away. [Read more]
Richard Meen Best in show
Decades ago, Meen, MD’63, visited New York City to deliver a lecture for a canine education program. A Toronto-based psychiatrist, he was president of the Canadian Kennel Club at the time. His counterpart at the American Kennel Club, among the world’s most prestigious registries of purebred dogs, greeted Meen and wasted no words in introducing him to the class. [Read more]
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