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Steve Verheul Meet Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator
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. [Read more]
Kyle Ashley, BA’12 Alumnus’ bike lane blitz making TO streets safer
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. [Read more]
Ronen Benin, HBA/BMOS’12 Performance app moves athletes beyond training
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. [Read more]
Order of Canada Alumni named Order of Canada recipients
Four Western alumni were named among 99 new appointments to the Order of Canada, David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, recently announced. [Read more]
Top 40 Under 40 Alumni named Top 40 Under 40
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. [Read more]
Joshua M. Ferguson, BA’09 (Film Studies) Grad takes stand on gender identity
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. [Read more]
Laurence Applebaum, HBA’94 Plotting a course for golf’s future in Canada
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. [Read more]
The Early Morning Alumni make music in The Early Morning
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. [Read more]
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