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FortMacfamilythumb Alumni applaud helping hands while fleeing fires
Less than two hours after arriving home from the hospital, first-time parents Dan and Lindsay FitzGerald, along with their daughter, Tenley, all of Fort McMurray, Alta., were told to evacuate immediately as devastating wildfires bared down on their neighbourhood. They are currently staying with family in southwestern Ontario. [Read more]
LAB*B thumb LAB*B helps take youth ideas to action
Former Western student Harpreet Zingh and Harman Grewal, BA'14 (Visual Arts & Psychology), created LAB*B, which brings the Brampton, Ont., freelance and entrepreneurial communities together to bounce around ideas and concepts and inducing feedback. [Read more]
Katrina Clarke Journalism alumna named to FASPE
Katrina Clarke, MA’13 (Journalism), currently a reporter at the Toronto Star, is one of 12 journalism students and young journalists chosen by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week program in Europe this summer, which uses the conduct of reporters and other media professionals in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive course of study on contemporary journalism ethics. [Read more]
Chyaka Coyotes name alumnus Chayka as new GM
The Arizona Coyotes named John Chayka, HBA’14, as the organization’s new general manager at a news conference this afternoon. The 26-year-old Chayka is the youngest GM in NHL history. [Read more]
Vogtweb Alumnus breaks silence on improv film career
Classically trained pianist Bruce Vogt, BMus'73, brings different classics to life - namely silent films on the silver screen. [Read more]
BlueJaysIvey How Labatt's marketing play gave birth to Jays
At the centre of the Blue Jay’s birth was Don McDougall, MBA’61, then President of the Labatt Brewing Company, who gambled on bringing a Major League Baseball team to Toronto. McDougall recently addressed students in the Sports & Entertainment Marketing course at Ivey Business School. [Read more]
gamedesign University, industry get design game on
Big Blue Bubble COO Claudette Critchley, BSc’94, BEd’95, and Computer Science professor Mike Katchabaw are partnering to develop the future of Western’s game design program, making the university a leading destination for studying and launching a career in the industry. [Read more]
everardweb Company survives close shaves to thrive
Recent Western graduate Gareth Everard learned some tough – yet valuable – lessons early on in his entrepreneurial career. However, that has not stopped him from forging ahead with his latest Kickstarter campaign. [Read more]
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