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Ontario construction software firm Bridgit raises $6.2-million

March 17, 2019

The company now known as Bridgit Inc. began with what founders Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake call “crane hunting” – scouring London, Ont., for construction sites, looking for problems to solve.

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Alumni make Loud return

March 15, 2019

Loud Luxury duo Joe Depace, BA’14, and Andrew Fedyk, BA’15, first met at a DJ club meeting at Western.

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Loud Luxury scores four Juno nominations

February 22, 2019

Loud Luxury, the Canadian dance/electronic duo born out of a friendship forged at Western, will not only be performing at the Juno Awards in London in March – they’ve just been nominated for four major awards at the event.

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Turning French dreams into a travel reality

February 19, 2019

Jan Chung, BA’81, has turned a youthful obsession into one of the world’s most popular travel blogs making the Western alumna a go-to authority for both seasoned and first-time travelers to France.

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YMCA Women of Excellence 2019

February 6, 2019

There is a strong purple-and-proud feeling among honourees of the eighth annual YMCA Women of Excellence Class of 2019.

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Alumni named Order of Canada honorees

January 14, 2019

Nine Western alumni and one faculty member were named among 103 new appointments to the Order of Canada, Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, recently announced. The new member list includes two Companions, 15 Officers and 86 Members.

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Alumni receive Accessibility awards

December 17, 2018

Two Western alumni were recently named recipients of Hon. David Onley Awards for Leadership in Accessibility.

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An award-winning story teller

December 17, 2018

Schulich alumnus Dr. Alex Lyttle, BMSc’07, MD’11, spent nearly seven years writing "From Ant to Eagle" - an award-winning story of deep sibling love that draws from his own experiences in residency.

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New Canadian Olympic Committee head

December 12, 2018

After spending the past seven years overseas as the head of NBA China, Western alumnus David Shoemaker, LLB’96, is coming home to lead the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC).

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Alumnus wins major prize for addiction work

December 6, 2018

Western alumnus Terry Robinson, PhD'78 (Biopsychology), has won a prestigious award for his research into the neuropsychology of addiction.

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Kind Mail eases exam stresses

December 6, 2018

More than 1,800 on- and off-campus students preparing for exams will be receiving postcards with personal messages from alumni, as Western delivers its third year of Kind Mail.

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Law alumni lauded at awards ceremony

November 27, 2018

The 2018 alumni awards of distinction, held November 20, honoured three of Western Law’s finest: Christopher Bredt, LLB’79, Michael Copeland, LLB'93, MBA'99 and Dale Ponder, LLB'80.

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Alumnae among Most Powerful Women

November 27, 2018

Nine Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced.

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Alumna skates ‘craziest path’ to rinkside success

November 16, 2018

As something of an accidental journalist, Sportsnet’s Chris Simpson, BA’85, has not only survived but thrived as the doyenne of NHL rinkside reporters in the country.

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‘Hockey mom’ keeps up with CanLit

November 16, 2018

Author Angie Abdou, MA’92 (English), whose new book Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom is a ‘Western Reads’ selection this year, has also written novels The Bone Cage and In Case I Go.

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Nothing but net for alumnus

November 16, 2018

Dario Zulich, HBA’86, is owner of both the Sudbury Wolves hockey team and the Sudbury 5, the newest entry into the National Basketball League of Canada.

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Alumna new Propel Entrepreneurship Director

November 13, 2018

Deniz Edwards, MBA'12, is the new Director of Western’s Propel Entrepreneurship Centre, having stepped into the role in October 2018.

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Rowing legend Al Morrow retires

November 13, 2018

After more than 40 years of coaching at club, provincial, university, national and international levels, Al Morrow, BA'72, is retiring from Rowing Canada Aviron.

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Alumna Hasenfratz named CEO of the Year

November 12, 2018

Alumna Linda Hasenfratz, BSc’89, MBA’97, was recently named Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2018.

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Statue echoes lessons of bravery, compassion

November 7, 2018

Western alumnus Wynn Walters, BA’59 (Journalism), sculpted a statue portraying Lt.-Col. Samuel Simpson Sharpe unveiled this summer in Sharpe’s hometown of Uxbridge, Ont.

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