News Archive

‘Golden’ season for Vegas hockey exec

June 1, 2018

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of not only an NHL team, but, more specifically, to be part of something from ground zero,” says Misha Donskov, MA’11 (Kinesiology), Las Vegas Golden Knights Director of Hockey Operations.

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New curator for McIntosh Gallery

May 28, 2018

Helen Gregory, PhD’16 (Art and Visual Culture), has been named the new curator of Western’s McIntosh Gallery, replacing Catherine Elliot Shaw, who recently retired after 35 years.

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Black Fly lands on way to ‘create conversation’

May 25, 2018

Black Fly Beverage Company, co-founded by Cathy Siskind-Kelly and Rob Kelly, BA’87, will now feature single-use breathalyzers that allow customers to test their blood alcohol level and introduce conversation about responsible drinking.

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Making hometown connections

May 25, 2018

When Ann Lamanes, BA'00 (Media, Information and Technoculture), came to Western in 1996, she hoped to study Geography and perhaps pursue a career in urban planning. But rapid technological advances changed the map – and her plans.

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Moonlite brings bright idea to night-night

May 15, 2018

Inspired by bedtime books with her daughter Chloe, Natalie Rebot, BESc’05 (Software Engineering), created the wildly successful Moonlite, a storybook projector that displays classics such as Good Night, Moon through a cellphone flashlight and app.

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Hot Docs honours for Philosophy grad

May 15, 2018

Written and directed by Michael Del Monte, BA’08 (Philosophy), the documentary film Transformer made its Canadian debut at the Canadian International Documentary Festival – better known as Hot Docs – earlier this month where it received the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary, which included a $50,000 cash prize. Del Monte also picked up the Emerging Filmmaker Award at the festival.

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Alumna makes magic at Universal theme parks

May 15, 2018

“People think it’s magic. We call it engineering.” This clever quip holds especially true for Western Engineering alumna Rebecca Dean, BESc’13, who currently works as a ride and show engineer at Universal Creative in Orlando, Florida.

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Alumx wins fight for non-binary birth certificate

May 15, 2018

Joshua M. Ferguson, BA’09 (Film Studies) is the first person in Ontario to receive a non-binary birth certificate.

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Mustangs Football honours 2018 Wall of Champions Inductees

April 27, 2018

The Mustangs Football Champions Club honoured the newest members of the Wall of Champions during a ceremony held at TD Stadium on April 27.

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Filmmaker’s ‘Romantic’ effort finding indie success

April 19, 2018

Carly Stone, BA’11 (English and Writing Studies), recently premiered her first movie, The New Romantic, at SXSW, an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas.

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Perry knows Mansbridge makes everything sound better

April 19, 2018

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.

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From one mom to another

April 19, 2018

Cynthia Lockrey, BA’95 (English/History), author of Bed Rest Mom: Surviving Pregnancy-Related Bed Rest with Your Sanity and Dignity Intact, answers questions on her ‘bookishness’ and writing.

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Hall honours Frank Cosentino, HBA’60, on and off the gridiron

April 2, 2018

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.

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A passion for public policy

March 27, 2018

“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.

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Retired physician known as 'Canada’s Baseball Poet'

March 27, 2018

Shel Krakofsky, MD’76, author of Stanley Cup Seder: Poems New and Selected, answers 12 questions on his ‘bookishness’ and writing.

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Alumna embraces ‘Yes, and …’ toward a better world

March 27, 2018

Jennifer Stranges, BA’12 (Media, Information & Technoculture), never expected how much her role at Cystic Fibrosis Canada would change her own life.

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MIT alumnus brings his vision to reality television

March 27, 2018

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.

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Alumnus leads Canada to curling bronze

March 21, 2018

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.

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Alumna plays critical role in Canadian culture

March 20, 2018

For a quarter century, Kate Taylor, MA’85 (Journalism), has been proving pointed cultural and cinematic commentary for the nation’s largest newspaper. From her early days in the Big Smoke’s theatre scene to last week’s Academy Awards, it’s a responsibility she relishes and a role she traces its root back to Western.

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The ‘Perfect’ way to approach life

March 20, 2018

Diane Pascoe, BA’72 (Psychology), author of Life Isn’t Perfect, But My Lipstick Is, answers 12 questions on her ‘bookishness’ and writing.

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