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Alumna leads the world in robot ethics

February 9, 2021

Since her studies at Western veered from cell biology to the almost-life of artificial intelligence nearly 15 years ago, van Wynsberghe, BSc’06, has emerged as one of the world’s leading experts on robot ethics.

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Understanding ugly: Why some buildings beguile us, and others bewilder

February 4, 2021

A Western alumnus, Ellingham, MBA’79, has been studying how we esteem buildings for most of his career. Now, he aims to fascinate the general public and inform practitioners in his most recent book, Understanding Ugly: Human response to buildings in the environment.

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Engineering Process Success: Renix founder shares her entrepreneurial journey

January 28, 2021

Renix uses its proprietary technology (RenixUIXTM) to solve complex separation problems for resource processors and to purify materials used in business sectors.

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Alumni named to London’s 20 under 40 Class of 2020

January 21, 2021

The awards are organized by the Twenty Under 40 Foundation, in association with London Inc. magazine.

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Unlocking Canada’s competitiveness in 2021 and beyond

January 14, 2021

Former Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, MA ’79, PhD ’82, believes the Canadian economy will rebound, although some sectors will continue to struggle.

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Alumnus Frank Worrell named psychology association president

January 8, 2021

As the newly elected president of the 121,000-member American Psychological Association, Worrell now leads the world’s largest group of psychology scholars, educators, clinicians and students.

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Scholarships launched in memory of Iranian students

January 7, 2021

Chemistry student Hadis Hayatdavoudi and three other Western students aboard Flight PS752 will be remembered through scholarships.

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High-tech lighting can kill COVID-19 on surfaces: ImPaKT research

January 5, 2021

Working together with researchers at the Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) Facility at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, two alumni have shown the system they developed can effectively kill the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Abe Oudshoorn, Betty Anne Younker, alumni make Mayor’s Honour List

January 4, 2021

The annual homage recognizes Londoners who have made a significant contribution to their community. Originating in 1976 to recognize contributions to the arts, the Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List has since grown to include 10 different categories of achievement.

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Notable Western researchers, scholars, alumni appointed to Orders of Canada and Ontario

January 4, 2021

The Order of Canada and Order of Ontario are among the highest civilian honours for people whose service, innovation and compassion have made significant contributions to their communities.

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Christy R. Bressette to lead Indigenous Initiatives at Western

December 21, 2020

Bressette, a Western alumna and Anishinabe member of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, begins her five-year term March 1, 2021.

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Alumnus promotes real-world learning experience for students

December 14, 2020

Everything civil engineering alumnus Tim Fernihough learned during his time at Western has influenced his ability to face challenges head-on throughout his career.

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Lisa Saksida and seven Western alumnae among Canada’s most powerful women

December 3, 2020

BrainsCAN co-director Lisa Saksida and seven Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2020 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.

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Alumna adjusts leadership for today’s changing world

November 27, 2020

Holding a position of leadership during COVID-19 has meant, for many, having to adapt their leadership styles.

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Alumni entrepreneurs find the recipe for success

November 27, 2020

What do beans, grape skins, chia seeds and activated charcoal have in common? For Giovanni Angelucci, HBA‘11, founder and CEO of Queen Street Bakery, these items are ingredients in his unique recipes for gluten-free bread products.

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Western alumna Andrea Benoit wins business-book award

November 25, 2020

An alumna’s book detailing one of Canada’s great, previously untold business philanthropy stories has won a major award book.

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Western Law professor Rande Kostal wins international honour for legal-history book

November 24, 2020

Law professor Rande Kostal has been awarded a prestigious international honour for authoring a book that sheds new light on the limits of America’s ability to impose democracy on defeated countries.

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Photographer’s focus inward brings greater depth of field

November 18, 2020

Ajani Charles stands among the world’s noted photographers as a Canon Ambassador and owns a media production company as a writer, director and producer.

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Alumnus selected to help shape future of NATO

November 11, 2020

He has been recognized as a Queen’s Young Leader for Canada, one of the nation’s Top 30 Under 30, and a Fellow of the Aspen Institute. And now, another honour for Western alumnus Kevin Vuong.

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Open heart, open mind opens doors

October 29, 2020

Leaelle Derynck has sage advice for students and, having now earned her fourth degree from Western, she has the credibility and experience to back it up.

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