Alumni Stories Archive
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
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
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
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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