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Voices.com Backing raises Voices among elite firms
Co-founded by Stephanie Ciccarelli, BMusA’06, Voices.com is the largest global online marketplace for audio and voiceover products. [Read more]
Catherine Karakatsanis, BESc'83, MESc'91 Karakatsanis earns top engineering honour
Western Engineering alumna Catherine Karakatsanis, BESc ’83, MESc ’91, recently received the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Gold Medal, recognizing her profound influence on the profession [Read more]
Penn Kemp Artist, class making town-and-gown connections
Penn Kemp, BA’66, CertEd’68, the first Poet Laureate of London and former Writer-in-Residence at Western, has worked with students enrolled in the Department of English and Writing Studies’ Community Engaged Learning (CEL) course, Canadian Literature, Creativity and the Local, for the past three years. The students have helped her curate and promote her work and have even partnered with her in writing and composing poetry. [Read more]
Celina Di Cecca Alumna fiddles while career burns bright
Don Wright Faculty of Music alumna Celina Di Cecca said her time at Western gave her the skills and the fortitude to pursue music full time. Her fiddling talents have the 32-year-old highly sought after as a live and studio performer. The Great Canadian Fiddle Show returns to Aeolian Hall next March. [Read more]
Pete McLeod, BA’07 (Economics) Red Bull Air Racer reaches new heights
Pete McLeod, BA’07 (Economics), recently became the first Canadian to claim an overall podium in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, taking third place at the season finale in October at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [Read more]
Joy Spear Chief-Morris, BA’17 (History, First Nations Studies) Sights set on 2020 Summer Olympics
Joy Spear Chief-Morris, BA’17 (History, First Nations Studies), recently won the 2017 Tom Longboat Award, an honour that recognizes First Nations athletes for outstanding contributions to sport in Canada. [Read more]
Jeff Hamacher, BMus’93 'Once' star finds magic at Western
Don Wright Faculty of Music alumnus Jeff Hamacher, BMus’93, said Western “planted the seeds of understanding” in allowing his career to flourish as a classical musician and actor. He appears in the Grand Theatre’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical Once, which runs through Nov. 5. [Read more]
Top 20 Under 40 London Inc. London Inc. 20 Under 40 Class of '17
Eight Western alumni were named to the London Inc. 20 Under 40 list. [Read more]
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