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Matt Davison, MSc’93 (Applied Math), PhD’95 (Applied Math) Alumnus named new Science dean
Matt Davison, MSc’93 (Applied Math), PhD’95 (Applied Math), has been named the new Dean of Western's Faculty of Science, effective July 1. [Read more]
Vassy Kapelos, BA’04 (Political Science) Alumna embraces new ‘Power’ player role
Vassy Kapelos, BA’04 (Political Science), credits her Western Experience with rounding her out as a person. “It set me up socially and with the skills I needed to expand my life." Kapelos begins as host of CBC’s flagship daily political program, Power & Politics, in March. [Read more]
Alex Kopacz wins gold Alumnus earns Olympic gold in 2-man bobsleigh
Alex Kopacz, BESc’13 (Mechanical Engineering), and Justin Kripps captured gold in Pyeongchang for Canada’s third-ever Olympic medal in men’s 2-Man Bobsleigh. [Read more]
Poesy ‘Launch’ catapults grad’s career
Sarah Botelho, BA’16, a singer-songwriter who goes by the stage name Poesy, beat out four up-and-coming artists, winning the right to release a new song on CTV’s The Launch. Her song, Soldier of Love, was written and produced by Academy Award nominated hit-maker Stephan Moccio, BMus’94. [Read more]
Chris Clark, HBA’96 Ivey grad turns wanderlust into career
Chris Clark, HBA’96, took his love for travelling and founded Terraficionados Travel Society and Journeymakers, a luxury adventure travel business which tailors trips for other like-minded travelers. [Read more]
Leanne Peters, BSc’02, MD’06 Team Canada doc scores lifetime goal
Western alumna Leanne Peters, BSc’02, MD’06, is in Pyeongchang, South Korea as the team doctor for the Team Canada Women’s Hockey team. [Read more]
Michael Arntfield, BA'05, MA'07, PhD'11 Cold-case prof wins humanitarian award
Michael Arntfield, BA'05, MA'07, PhD'11, an Arts & Humanities professor and former police officer, is the recipient of this year’s Western Humanitarian Award. Since 2010, he has worked with Western students to research unsolved historical homicides. [Read more]
Order of Canada Alumni among Order of Canada winners
Four Western alumna and a King’s University College professor have been appointed to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours which recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the community and service to the nation. [Read more]
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