News Archive

Grit makes the grad

June 14, 2021

How Tyra Martens, BMOS’21, managed motherhood, pregnancy, work, and school, to achieve her goal of a university education

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Family came to Canada for a better future

June 9, 2021

Western remembers lives of four Londoners ­– including a PhD student and her alumnus husband – killed in what police are calling a hate crime.

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‘Mutual learning’ a key aim of new Board of Governors member

June 4, 2021

Arts & Humanities alumna Michelle Banik also brings experience in human resources and equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Iconic red door opens way to writing success

June 2, 2021

Alumna Louise Johnson’s debut book tells dual tale of Elizabeth Arden and self-discovery

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Alumnus leads the charge in global energy storage

May 26, 2021

Alumnus Jason Goodhand, BESc’00, shares his career path within the energy sector, discusses anticipated challenges and trends for engineering in energy storage, and provides advice for those pursuing a career in energy.

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Hip hop star and alumna write book tribute to teachers

May 18, 2021

The story follows the adventures of a young Maestro Wes and his introduction to hip hop.

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Alumnus John A. Schweitzer donates $4 million in art to Western

May 13, 2021

The donation contains 60 works spanning Schweitzer’s career as an artist, collector, critic and curator.

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Taking a systems-thinking approach to anti-Black racism

April 16, 2021

A report authored by Western alumni examines anti-Black racism through a public health lens.

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Alumna creates groundbreaking medical device to control blood loss

April 6, 2021

Asha Parekh (BESc’07, MESc’11, PhD’15) never planned on co-founding medical device company Front Line Medical Technologies, but she was willing to take the risk of transitioning to entrepreneurship and hasn’t looked back since.

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Recent law grad secures two court clerkships

March 31, 2021

Emma Williams, JD’20, has accomplished the impressive feat of securing two consecutive judicial clerkships.

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Western alumni entrepreneurs attract up to $3.25 million from angel investors

March 31, 2021

AssetDirect, Kabo and Marlow secure funding to help propel their businesses forward

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Western establishes first EDI advisory council

March 25, 2021

Group will advise and support Western’s future associate vice-president of equity, diversity and inclusion

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Three Western alumni recognized as YMCA Women of Excellence

March 16, 2021

Michelle Baldwin, Michele Beaudoin and Kyle MacDonald are being celebrated for their contributions to London and the surrounding community.

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Juno nominations reflect diverse talents of alumni, faculty

March 15, 2021

From chamber music to chart-topping global sensations, five Western community members are up for awards in the upcoming 50th anniversary celebration of Canadian music

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Alumna’s debut novel breaks records – and silence – around myths of motherhood

March 2, 2021

A publishing house executive leaves her job to raise her young family and pens a debut bestseller, attracting a $3-million two-book deal. This may read like the synopsis of a story too good to be true, but it’s a chapter from Western alumna Ashley Audrain’s life.

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Dynamic career path leads alumnus to city development

February 24, 2021

Development Engineering Manager for the City of Kelowna, BC, James Kay, BESc/HBA ’01, is a lifelong learner and a firm believer in the idea that there is always room for improvement.

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Western names Jeff O’Hagan as Vice-President, University Advancement

February 24, 2021

The alumnus and former Western fundraiser brings deep experience in the postsecondary and healthcare sectors.

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Alumni start-up aims for perfect fit, fewer returns

February 24, 2021

SizeWize platform generates happy customers and revenue for clothing retailers.

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Inspired by others, doing a world of good

February 22, 2021

Alumnus Liam Brown finds meaning working for the United Nations World Food Programme.

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‘Perseverance’ pays off for Western Space alumnus

February 17, 2021

Western alumnus Raymond Francis serves as an engineer on NASA’s science operations team for the Perseverance rover.

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