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Dr. Mark Botsford, DDS’89 Dr. Mark Botsford: Team player
For Dr. Mark Botsford, DDS’89, dentistry is a team sport. “Each player has a unique role to play and together we are all focused on a singular goal – treating our patient,” he said. [Read more]
Dr. Jessica Gold, DDS’16 Dentistry: A family affair
They may span three generations, but Dr. Jessica Gold, DDS’16, her father and her grandfather are bound by one common interest: the field of dentistry. [Read more]
Dr. Kumanan Wilson, MD’93 Using comics to teach importance of vaccines
Alumnus Dr. Kumanan Wilson, MD’93, developed a comic called Immunity Warriors: Invasion of the Alien Zombies, as a way to teach children about the role immunizations play in defending our bodies against illness. [Read more]
Ysni Semsedini, MESc’03 CEO boasts a career of connectivity
Ysni Semsedini, MESc’03, at the age of 33 was named CEO of Festival Hydro in Stratford, becoming the youngest CEO of any of the more than 70 utilities across the province. [Read more]
Patricia Laing, BA’54 Alumna inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
Patricia Laing, BA’54, who officiated high school and university basketball for more than four decades, making countless calls on the court, finally received a call of her own – from the Ontario Basketball Association Hall of Fame Selection Committee. [Read more]
Travis McKenna, BMOS’15 Forging success on ‘atypical’ career path
Travis McKenna, BMOS’15, is CEO of Wrist & Rye, a company that sells upscale bracelets. The company recently worked with Propel Entrepreneurship to accelerate their business success and have a Western-specific bracelet that can be purchased at The Book Store. [Read more]
Bonnie Burnard Remembering Bonnie Burnard, BA'67
Award-winning author, alumna and former Western writer-in-residence Bonnie Burnard, BA'67, passed away on March 4 at the age of 72. [Read more]
Shelley Niro Governor General’s Award for alumna artist
Shelley Niro, MFA’97, was awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts last month. [Read more]
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