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Michael Ibsen stands behind the coffin he created for Richard III. (Photograph by Charla Jones) Alumnus builds casket for King Richard III
When King Richard III is celebrated and reinterred this week in Leicester Cathedral in England with the ritual and ceremony denied him 530 years ago, Michael Ibsen, his 17th-generation nephew from Canada, will be there. This past winter, the cabinetmaker handcrafted the wooden coffin holding King Richard’s bones in his workshop in London, England. [Read more]
Honorary degree lineup announced for 305th convocation
Sixteen distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees when Western hosts its 305th Convocation this spring. [Read more]
Western French Studies professor Henri Boyi Trio nominated for RBC Immigrant Award
Western French Studies professor Henri Boyi and Medicine/Microbiology & Immunology professor Lakshman Gunaratnam, along with alumnus Navjeet ‘Bob’ Dhillon, have been named finalist for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award for 2015. [Read more]
Michael Arntfield, BA'05, MA'07, PhD'11 True Crime expert weighs in on HBO show
Criminologist and author Michael Arntfield, BA'05, MA'07, PhD'11, talks about the past and future of true crime. [Read more]
FD2015-cake Founder's Day finds alumni celebrating worldwide
Founder's Day 2015 article about alumni celebrating worldwide. [Read more]
Share your story with students
New website launching that helps answer the question "what do I do with a degree in ...?" [Read more]
Peter Devlin Devlin honoured by France
Following in the footsteps of former Western University President Paul Davenport, Peter Devlin has been awarded France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour in recognition of his efforts to promote strong relations between the Canadian and French Armies while he was Commander of the Canadian Army. [Read more]
Spin Master’s founders and Western alumni —Ben Varadi , Anton Rabie and Ronnen Harary—being hunted by a Zoomer Dino Spinmaster wins Toy of the Year
pin Master Ltd., Canada's largest children's toy and entertainment company, is the proud recipient of two prestigious Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards from the Toy Industry Association. Boom Boom Balloon accepted for "Game of the Year," while Zoomer received the "Innovative Toy of the Year." The winners were announced last night at the 14th annual TOTY Awards ceremony in New York. [Read more]
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