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Patrick Spence, HBA’98 Spence takes the helm at Sonos
In January, Patrick Spence, HBA’98, was named CEO of Sonos, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based wireless speaker and home sound system company. It’s an honour, Spence said, to take over the reins of the growing tech company. [Read more]
Yousif Atwan Meds 2017: Yousif Atwan
For Yousif Atwan, there was no “aha” moment, and no epiphany. Rather, the decision to pursue medicine was somehow just there - a plan slowly coming together one piece at a time. And it developed as a result of a strong family foundation, a fascination with science and an unexpected academic mentor who opened the door to new opportunities for him. [Read more]
Francis James Frenzel Canada's next astronaut?
Francis James Frenzel, BSc'08, 1 of 17 has been shortlisted to become Canada’s next astronaut. [Read more]
Illina Frankiv, BSc’11, MES’13 Alumna sets sights on world’s tallest peak
Illina Frankiv, BSc’11, MES’13, is taking on the Seven Summits – seeking to climb the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents. She has already climbed two, and plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September and Everest in April 2018. [Read more]
Bob and Steve Dengler, BA’93 Around the world in 40 days
Aviators Bob and Steve Dengler, BA’93, are set to be the first father/son team to circumnavigate the globe in a helicopter. [Read more]
Cathy Sorbara Alumna off to Antarctica for climate research
More than 70 women with a background in science, including Cathy Sorbara, BMSc’06, will embark on a three-week excursion to Antarctica where they will network, learn about climate change research and engage in leadership training. [Read more]
Harlin Braichet, BMus’13 Story of mental health struggle brings hope
Western alumnus Harlin Braichet, BMus’13 (Honors), said sharing the story of his journey with schizophrenia lets others know there is a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to dealing with a mental illness. [Read more]
Lucie Bartosova Language has been her passport to life
An advocate for language education, Lucie Bartosova, BA’03, BEd’07, MA’09, works as a project manager for the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. [Read more]
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