News Archive

Alumna’s memoir explores race, city and self

November 12, 2019

Eternity Martis, BA’14, will release her debut memoir, ‘They Said This Would Be Fun,’ next spring. The book captures her difficulty navigating white spaces as a woman of colour.

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Alumna, professor put mind, body through paces

November 7, 2019

King’s researcher Wendy Ellis and psychologist Lindsey Forbes, BA’01, MA’03, PhD’08 (Clinical Psychology), have been friends since they attended Western and remain workout buddies.

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Startup harnesses ‘power of music’ for all

October 29, 2019

Co-founded by Ryan McCaul, BMus’17, Inclusive Instruments transforms mobile devices into adaptive instruments for anyone with a disability.

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Alumni, students among '20 In Their 20s' list

October 16, 2019

Western was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as numerous students and alumni were named to Business London’s 2019 '20 In Their 20s' list.

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Balestrini goes distance in running, research

October 12, 2019

Marathon runner Chris Balestrini, BSc’15, MSc’17, does more before 8 a.m. than some of us do all day.

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New director lights ‘beacon’ for students

October 9, 2019

Amanda Myers, BA’11, BEd’13, has taken on the new role of Director of Western's Indigenous Student Centre.

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Alumni, faculty among 20 Under 40

October 7, 2019

Western community was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as 15 alumni or faculty members were named among the 2019 20 Under 40 Award, LONDON INC. recently announced.

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Baking up batches of kindness

October 1, 2019

Deb Parr-Nash and Joanne Lombardi, BA’81, BEd’84, are making the world a nicer place – one cookie at a time.

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Alumna making her mark on e-learning

September 30, 2019

Crowdmark CEO Michelle Caers, BA’94, is one of the country’s leading e-learning entrepreneurs.

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Alumnus tapped for top Bank of Canada role

September 23, 2019

Toni Gravelle, BA’88, PhD’96 (Economics), has been named a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada.

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Gibson remembered as ‘cutting-edge’ author

September 20, 2019

Author and conservationist Graeme Gibson, BA’58, is being remembered as a writer who was in the vanguard of Canadian literature.

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Alumnus targets public health via social media

September 17, 2019

Sajjed Fazel, MPH’18, began a social-media blitz for public health in Tanzania – and launched a movement that continues to grow in the east African country.

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Finding happiness by degrees on campus and in life

September 6, 2019

Gillian Mandich, BHSc’07, MSc’12, PhD’19, has a message for students: Make time for gratitude, regardless of circumstances on any given day.

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Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

September 5, 2019

Author Lisa Bowes, BA’88 (Physical Education), recently released Lucy Tries Basketball, the fifth book in her Lucy Tries Sports series which encourages children to get active and participate in sports and recreation.

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Marking 40 years of being a ‘little bit rah-rah’

September 4, 2019

David Lee Tracey, BA’81, (Physical Education), Western Mustang Cheerleaders Coach, is entering his 40th year with a squad still motivating fans and winning championships across North America nearly a century after its founding.

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Alumna searches for botanist’s trailblazing work

August 23, 2019

During her lifetime, botanist Kate Crooks received international acclaim for her work. But the whereabouts of those labours today – 500 pages of plant samples Crooks collected and pressed in the 1860s – remain a puzzle Anna Soper, MLIS’16, is determined to solve.

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Musical puts mental-health struggles on stage

August 23, 2019

Thalia Ranjbar, BA’19, and Jake Schindler, BMus’18, Bsc’19, are presenting Where Do We Begin?, a musical about four friends coming to terms with the suicide of their friend and finding ways to speak out about their own struggles with mental illness.

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Music alumna heads Ontario Youth Choir

August 15, 2019

Vicki St. Pierre, BMus’96, MMus’98, spent the week as conductor of the Ontario Youth Choir, Aug. 9-16, at Western.

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Business turns one-time wear into lasting impact

August 15, 2019

Sisters Madison, BMOS’20, and Jenessa, BA’14, MSc’18, Olson run STMNT, a clothing rental service the pair founded where our users can rent clothes from local boutiques.

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Art exhibition helps inspire action on addiction

August 14, 2019

Curated by Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD’12, the recent CURTAIN exhibition at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant showed expressions of memory, love, death, kinship and grief, by artist Jeff Bierk.

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