News Archive

Toy giant lends hand – and Banz – in COVID-19 fight

April 27, 2020

Global toys and games giant Spin Master – founded and led by three Western alumni – has diverted some of its efforts and materials into assembling protective face shields for health-care workers.

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Alumna sends message from the front lines

April 27, 2020

Dr. Whitney Dillon, BSc’08, is a family physician in Virgil, Ont. and is currently working on the front lines at her local COVID-19 assessment centres.

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Former Mustang kicker signs with NFL’s Rams

April 16, 2020

Lirim Hajrullahu, BA'13, MA'15, recently inked a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams.

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Alumni idea moves mitten plant to facemasks

March 31, 2020

Kevin Vuong, BMOS’11, and Larry Lau, BA’09, MBA’18, have launched TakeCare Supply, producing and selling facemasks to essential, non-health-care workers.

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Alumnus bottling help, hand sanitizer for fight

March 26, 2020

Geoff Dillon, BSc’10, and his team have transitioned Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers from producing vodka and gin to hand sanitizer for front-line workers in the battle against COVID-19.

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Book takes Earth-bound look at Moon landing

March 16, 2020

Written by Tanya Harrison, PhD’16, and Danny Bednar, PhD’19, For all Humankind tells the story of the Apollo 11 Moon landing through the eyes of eight ‘regular’ observers from around the globe.

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Law brings mother, daughter closer together

March 12, 2020

Karen and Angie Bellehumeur not only share the same faculty, but the mother and daughter now find themselves sharing the same class.

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Western community among Order of Ontario honourees

March 2, 2020

Western professor Aaron Fenster and alumnus Dr. Zane Cohen, BA’65, stand among 21 new appointments to the Order of Ontario, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell recently announced.

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Alumna follows her own beat off Bay Street

February 24, 2020

Award-winning singer-songwriter Amanda Martinez, BSc’94, recently released her latest album, Libre, a love song to “my African roots; the joy of collaboration with other singers and musicians; and the utter joy of singing freely.”

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Outreach at heart of new Indigenous Leader role

February 14, 2020

Danielle Alcock, MA’14, PhD’19, has been appointed as the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Indigenous Leader in Residence.

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Deacon brings education, sport passions to Senate

February 13, 2020

Senator Marty Deacon, MA’82, BEd’84, remains passionate about the physical and mental well-being of all Canadians and believes that sport, the arts and education can build better communities.

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Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

January 29, 2020

For six years, Craig Saari, BA’01, BEd’02, has been president, coach, manager, troubleshooter and mobilizer at the Forest City Velodrome.

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Alumna explores life’s journey in ‘Falling’

January 21, 2020

Dorothy Ellen Palmer’s, BA’82, recently published ‘Falling For Myself: A Memoir’ that documents her life as an educator, author, disability activist and child of adoption.

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Alumnus leads infrastructure projects for Indigenous communities

January 20, 2020

Cory Jones, P.Eng., BESc’97, has spent his entire career working with Indigenous communities to implement water treatment and distribution systems.

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Alumnus puts business into context for Canadians

January 9, 2020

BNN Bloomberg journalist Jon Erlichman, BA’99, is one of the top Biz Twitter follows in the country thanks to a unique style of highlighting winners and losers, near-misses and might-have-beens – all in 280 characters or fewer.

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Alumni named among Order of Canada recipients

January 6, 2020

Six Western alumni are among 120 newly named appointments to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honours.

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Western mourns passing of Richard M. Ivey

December 31, 2019

Richard M. Ivey, HBA’47, LLD’79, the renowned philanthropist and education advocate who helped elevate Western and its business school to international prominence, died Saturday, Dec. 28.

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Liao named among 2021 Schwarzman Scholars

December 9, 2019

Cynthia Liao, HBA’14, was recently named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of 145 young leaders to receive this distinguished scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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New Chair eager to ‘lead the charge to greatness’

December 9, 2019

Alumnus Rick Konrad, BSc’75, begins his two-year term as Chair of Western’s Board of Governors on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Alumna speaks to impact of STEM role models

December 9, 2019

A software engineer at Snap Inc., Laura Smith, BESc/HBA’14, credits her professors with inspiring her avid pursuit of software engineering

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