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Misha Donskov, MA’11 (Kinesiology) ‘Golden’ season for Vegas hockey exec
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of not only an NHL team, but, more specifically, to be part of something from ground zero,” says Misha Donskov, MA’11 (Kinesiology), Las Vegas Golden Knights Director of Hockey Operations. [Read more]
Helen Gregory, PhD’16 (Art and Visual Culture) New curator for McIntosh Gallery
Helen Gregory, PhD’16 (Art and Visual Culture), has been named the new curator of Western’s McIntosh Gallery, replacing Catherine Elliot Shaw, who recently retired after 35 years. [Read more]
Black Fly Black Fly lands on way to ‘create conversation’
Black Fly Beverage Company, co-founded by Cathy Siskind-Kelly and Rob Kelly, BA’87, will now feature single-use breathalyzers that allow customers to test their blood alcohol level and introduce conversation about responsible drinking. [Read more]
Ann Lamanes, BA’00 (Media, Information and Technoculture) Making hometown connections
When Ann Lamanes, BA'00 (Media, Information and Technoculture), came to Western in 1996, she hoped to study Geography and perhaps pursue a career in urban planning. But rapid technological advances changed the map – and her plans. [Read more]
Becky Dean Alumna makes magic at Universal theme parks
“People think it’s magic. We call it engineering.” This clever quip holds especially true for Western Engineering alumna Rebecca Dean, BESc’13, who currently works as a ride and show engineer at Universal Creative in Orlando, Florida. [Read more]
Joshua Ferguson Alumx wins fight for non-binary birth certificate
Joshua M. Ferguson, BA’09 (Film Studies) is the first person in Ontario to receive a non-binary birth certificate. [Read more]
Natalie Rebot, BESc’05 (Software Engineering) Moonlite brings bright idea to night-night
Inspired by bedtime books with her daughter Chloe, Natalie Rebot, BESc’05 (Software Engineering), created the wildly successful Moonlite, a storybook projector that displays classics such as Good Night, Moon through a cellphone flashlight and app. [Read more]
Michael Del Monte, BA’08 (Philosophy) Hot Docs honours for Philosophy grad
Written and directed by Michael Del Monte, BA’08 (Philosophy), the documentary film Transformer made its Canadian debut at the Canadian International Documentary Festival – better known as Hot Docs – earlier this month where it received the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary, which included a $50,000 cash prize. Del Monte also picked up the Emerging Filmmaker Award at the festival. [Read more]
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