News Archive

Developing basketball talent in China

September 15, 2017

Ken Chu, BACS’96, LLD’07, Chairman and CEO of Mission Hills Group and his brother Tenniel Chu along with with NBA China CEO David Shoemaker, LLD’96, announced they will set up China’s first NBA Basketball School.

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Legendary ‘Shoe’ a perfect fit for alumnus

September 15, 2017

Compared to the glitzy night clubs of the GTA, the Horseshoe Tavern can be off-putting to some people. David McPherson, BA’96, MA’98, freely admits this about his favourite haunt.

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Remembering Craig Sandre, BA'16

September 8, 2017

Friends and family of Craig Sandre, BA'16, are hoping members of the Western community will join them in preserving the memory of the popular young student one kilometre at a time Sept. 9 to 10.

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New book revives classic Canadian hitmakers

August 18, 2017

Mark Kearney, BA'77, who teaches writing at Western, recently published 'As The Years Go By …: Conversations With Canada’s Folk, Pop & Rock Pioneers,' a book he co-authored with long-time writing collaborator Randy Ray. The book features more than 100 stories of bands whose names or songs you might not know, but who played an integral part in Canada’s music landscape.

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Establishing her ‘Legacy’

August 18, 2017

Christine Rees, BA’15 (Media, Information & Technoculture), is the author of The Hidden Legacy, a young adult mystery and suspense novel she wrote while completing her studies.

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Sparkling example of creativity

August 17, 2017

Toronto jeweler Edan Twena, HBA’12, has taken his love for diamonds to new levels.

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Training the mind: Aaron Barth, MA'04, PhD'09

August 8, 2017

Aaron Barth, MA'04, PhD'09 (Philosophy), is solving business problems by combining brain science and the creative arts.

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Doc encourages cancer patients to take charge

August 8, 2017

Schulich professor and alum Dr. David Palma, MD'04, has released a new book, Taking Charge of Cancer, which gives newly diagnosed cancer patients a ‘self-guided checklist’ to ensure they’re getting the best care possible.

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Arsenault to co-host CBC's The National

August 2, 2017

Western alum Adrienne Arsenault is set to co-host CBC's The National starting this fall.

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Meet Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator

August 1, 2017

The first round of NAFTA talks are set to take place Aug. 16-20 with alumnus Steve Verheul, BA'82, MA'84 (Political Science) as Canada's chief negotiator.

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Alumnus’ bike lane blitz making TO streets safer

July 27, 2017

Kyle Ashley, BA’12 (Psychology and Anthropology), a parking enforcement officer with Toronto Police Service, reaches out to Toronto’s cyclists over Twitter, under the handle @TPS_ParkingPal.

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Performance app moves athletes beyond training

July 27, 2017

Ronen Benin, HBA’12, a former national level swimmer and coach, was inspired to develop Logit, a digital log/journal for athletic performance, to help his younger brother, Daniel Benin, BMOS’15, then a member of the Western Mustang’s swim team, anticipate illness, injury and potential burnout.

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Alumni named Top 40 Under 40

July 5, 2017

Western University congratulates five of its alumni for being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017. Through hard work and dedication, these alumni have earned one of Canada’s most prestigious honours for young leaders.

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Plotting a course for golf’s future in Canada

June 28, 2017

Laurence Applebaum, HBA’94, was recently named Chief Executive Officer of Golf Canada. The Toronto native, who spent the last five years as Executive Vice-President of the Women’s Tennis Association, succeeds Chief Sport Officer Jeff Thompson in the position.

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Grad takes stand on gender identity

June 28, 2017

Joshua M. Ferguson, BA’09 (Film Studies), identifies as non-binary trans and uses the pronouns ‘they,’ ‘them’ and ‘their’ to reflect gender identity. The writer and filmmaker recently applied for a non-binary birth certificate in Ontario, attracting media attention and fostering conversations surrounding recognition of gender identity across Canada.

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Alumni make music in The Early Morning

June 16, 2017

Johanna Kaipainen, BSc’03 (Food & Nutrition), Malcolm Scott, BA’01, LLB’04, and Sandy MacDonald, BA’00 (Kinesiology & French), BEd’01, are seen here with The Early Morning bandmates Jim MacDonald and Bronson Metcalfe.

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Street hockey brings success for Ivey grad

June 1, 2017

When Scott Hill, MBA’02, witnessed the popularity of a 3-on-3 street basketball tournament held in London’s downtown core, he thought, “Why isn’t there something similar for street hockey?”

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New app connects talent and business

May 26, 2017

Alumna Erika Mozes, BA'00, and her partner Josh Karam, have developed a new app called Hyr that connects employees and employers in the hospitality sector.

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Program helped retrain brain, refocus life

May 25, 2017

When he graduated from the Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication and Management program in Spring 2015, Adam Rice founded LoanConnect, a financial technology company that aggregates lenders across the country into one easy-to-use site for borrowers.

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Preserving Canadian memory on Juno Beach

May 25, 2017

Rebecca Le Savoureux, BA’05 (Political Science, French), is among alumni helping preserve Canadian memory through their work at the Juno Beach Centre.

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