News Archive

Continuing a lifetime mission of compassion

September 26, 2018

The challenges faced by newcomers are close to home for Saara Bhanji, BA’07, MSc’16, as her mother came to Canada as a refugee with her family from Uganda during the time of Idi Amin.

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Skier dives feet first into world competition

September 26, 2018

Champion skier Becky Moynes Meyer, MPT’17, has seemingly had a leg up – or, rather, barefoot up – on the competition from the start.

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Alumnus is CBC's newest Dragon

September 20, 2018

Cinema mogul Vincenzo Guzzo, BA'91 (Economics) joins the new season of CBC's Dragons' Den.

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An affinity partnership in action

September 19, 2018

Through generous contributions made by TD Insurance, Western University’s Department of Alumni Relations recently added two new full-time positions to their staff roster.

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Putting big ideas into small batches

September 17, 2018

After briefly working in finance, Geoff Dillon, BSc’10, educated himself in the art of distilling. That dedication to the craft has paid off as Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers has been making waves in the Canadian craft spirits industry.

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Bringing stories to life on Broadway

September 17, 2018

Astrid Van Wieren, BA’88, is bringing to life on Broadway one of the most authentically Canadian stories ever told. In doing so, she hopes to introduce the world to the power of empathy and humanity toward each other.

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New book serves up financial recipes

September 17, 2018

Gordon Stein, BESc.’84, author of Cashflow Cookbook, answers questions on his ‘bookishness’ and writing.

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Carrying the weight of the future

September 4, 2018

Danielle Holdsworth, BA’02, BEd’03, is a competitive world-class weightlifter and paddle boarder - and schoolteacher/librarian.

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Alumnus embracing pop culture career revival

July 23, 2018

Paul Soles, BA’53, provided the voice of both Hermey, the elf who wants to be a dentist, in the 1964 stop-motion classic ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ as well as the original voice of Spider-Man in the 1967 cartoon series of the same name.

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Alumnus keeps hockey headshots in sights

July 23, 2018

It was more than 20 years ago, but memories of that night in the London Ice House continue to fuel Ken Bocking’s, MD'75, fight to rid hockey of headshots and the debilitating trauma they cause.

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Alumni get AHead of the curve with simulations startup

July 19, 2018

Alumni get AHead of the curve with simulations startup

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Alumni named Order of Canada recipients

July 11, 2018

Five Western alumni were named among 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada, Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, recently announced. The new member list includes 3 Companions, 20 Officers and 82 Members.

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Western mourns death of former Chancellor

July 9, 2018

Western is mourning the passing of former Chancellor Grant Reuber, BA’50, LLD’85, who served the university in multiple capacities, including as head of Economics and Sociology, the first dean of the Faculty of Social Science, as Provost & Vice-President (Academic), and eventually, as Chancellor. He died July 7 at the age of 90.

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Alumni earn Top Immigrant honours

July 6, 2018

Western alumni Kundan Joshi, BESc’04 (Software Engineering), founder and CEO of TheAppLabb, and Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi, BSc’08 (Medical Sciences & Sociology), a dermatologist, have been named among the 10th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants,

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Making a digital mark on a global scale

July 4, 2018

Kundan Joshi, BESc’04, immigrated with his family from Mumbai to Canada in 2000, moving here to pursue his software engineering degree here at Western. As a new undergraduate, Joshi quickly embraced the student experience, eager to explore and succeed in his new country.

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Alumni named among Ford cabinet

June 29, 2018

Western alumni Christine Elliott, LLB’78, Rod Phillips, BA’88 (Political Science & English), and Monte McNaughton, Ivey Executive Education 2010, were named today among members of the new Progressive Conservative cabinet of recently elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

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Alumni named Top 40 Under 40

June 28, 2018

Western congratulates six of its alumni for being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2018.

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Program, community help new grad find new hope

June 11, 2018

Lisa Pierce credits a community who rallied to her side to leading to her Convocation from King’s University College this month.

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Bongard new Alumni Association President

June 8, 2018

Meet Warren Bongard, LLB'91, the new President of Western's Alumni Association.

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Ivey grad cartwheels to success, happiness

June 8, 2018

Ivey Business School MBA graduate Jay Kiew is all about embracing education, welcoming challenges and focusing on the road ahead – and tossing in a few cartwheels here and there.

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