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Daniel Perry, BA ’06 (English and French) Perry knows Mansbridge makes everything sound better
Daniel Perry, BA ’06 (English and French), author of the short story collections Nobody Looks That Young Here and Hamburger, answers 12 questions on his ‘bookishness’ and writing. [Read more]
Frank Cosentino, HBA’60 Hall honours Frank Cosentino, HBA’60, on and off the gridiron
As a young high-schooler growing up in Hamilton, Frank Cosentino, HBA’60, did what most sports-minded kids did – he tried out for the football team. And for three straight years, he was cut. Last month, he was named to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018. [Read more]
Mike Bickerton, BA’01 MIT alumnus brings his vision to reality television
Mike Bickerton, BA’01 ((Media, Information & Technoculture), Amazing Race Canada co-producer, understands what it takes to create compelling television – and he credits Western for helping get him to the finish line. [Read more]
Shel Krakofsky, MD’76 Retired physician known as 'Canada’s Baseball Poet'
Shel Krakofsky, MD’76, author of Stanley Cup Seder: Poems New and Selected, answers 12 questions on his ‘bookishness’ and writing. [Read more]
Jennifer Stranges, BA’12 (Media, Information & Technoculture) Alumna embraces ‘Yes, and …’ toward a better world
Jennifer Stranges, BA’12 (Media, Information & Technoculture), never expected how much her role at Cystic Fibrosis Canada would change her own life. [Read more]
Alex Paterson, BA’08 (Media and Public Interest) A passion for public policy
“Put yourself in a position where you’ll learn something new.” That’s advice Alex Paterson, BA’08 (Media and Public Interest), first heard at Western, and has applied throughout his career, from roles at the CBC and Greenpeace, to his current role as Director of Communications and Operations for Canada 2020. [Read more]
Mark Ideson Alumnus leads Canada to curling bronze
Led by skip Mark Ideson, BSc'99, Canada continued their record of medalling in every Paralympic Winter Games wheelchair curling competition when they defeated Korea 5-3 to win the bronze medals Saturday in the Gangneung Curling Centre. [Read more]
Diane Pascoe, BA’72 (Psychology) The ‘Perfect’ way to approach life
Diane Pascoe, BA’72 (Psychology), author of Life Isn’t Perfect, But My Lipstick Is, answers 12 questions on her ‘bookishness’ and writing. [Read more]
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