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Michael Arntfield, BA'05, MA'07, PhD'11 Cold-case prof wins humanitarian award
Michael Arntfield, BA'05, MA'07, PhD'11, an Arts & Humanities professor and former police officer, is the recipient of this year’s Western Humanitarian Award. Since 2010, he has worked with Western students to research unsolved historical homicides. [Read more]
Order of Canada Alumni among Order of Canada winners
Four Western alumna and a King’s University College professor have been appointed to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours which recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the community and service to the nation. [Read more]
Sarah Quartel, BMus’05, BEd’06 Rising-star composer signs with top publisher
Sarah Quartel, BMus’05, BEd’06, is the newest composer signed to a contract with the prestigious music division of Oxford University Press. [Read more]
Katherine Albion, PhD’08 (Engineering) Building research park momentum in Sarnia
Katherine Albion, PhD’08 (Engineering), is the new Executive Director of the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park. [Read more]
Anthony Vysniauskas, BESc’74, MESc’76 Engineering entrepreneurial success
Anthony Vysniauskas, BESc’74, MESc’76, talks with students in the Faculty of Engineering during a recent visit to campus. [Read more]
Donald Gerson, BSC’68 (Chemistry) Gates funding fuels alumnus’ vaccine work
In October 2017, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $29.4 million to PnuVax to continue its work on a revolutionary low-cost pneumonia vaccine. Donald Gerson, BSC’68 (Chemistry), co-founded the company, and today serves as its President and CEO. [Read more]
Anthony Carapinha, BSW’17 (King's University College) Facing dementia with strength and resilience
Anthony Carapinha, BSW’17, was fully intent on working with London’s homeless population for his fourth-year practicum. But when he heard about a placement offered at the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, something clicked, and he recognized it as a unique learning opportunity. [Read more]
Margaret Coons, BA’12 (Huron University College) Grad finds success with vegan cheese company
While a love for animals prompted Margaret Coons, BA’12 (Huron University College), to become a vegetarian, it was a family passion for entrepreneurship that led her to found the artisanal cheese company Nuts for Cheese. [Read more]
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