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Donald Gerson, BSC’68 (Chemistry) Gates funding fuels alumnus’ vaccine work
In October 2017, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $29.4 million to PnuVax to continue its work on a revolutionary low-cost pneumonia vaccine. Donald Gerson, BSC’68 (Chemistry), co-founded the company, and today serves as its President and CEO. [Read more]
Margaret Coons, BA’12 (Huron University College) Grad finds success with vegan cheese company
While a love for animals prompted Margaret Coons, BA’12 (Huron University College), to become a vegetarian, it was a family passion for entrepreneurship that led her to found the artisanal cheese company Nuts for Cheese. [Read more]
Anthony Carapinha, BSW’17 (King's University College) Facing dementia with strength and resilience
Anthony Carapinha, BSW’17, was fully intent on working with London’s homeless population for his fourth-year practicum. But when he heard about a placement offered at the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, something clicked, and he recognized it as a unique learning opportunity. [Read more]
Newsmakers 2017 Western's 'Newsmakers of the Year'
Eleven alumni are included in Western News 8th annual Newsmakers of the Year list. [Read more]
Kind Mail Alumni answer the kindness call
For the second year in a row, alumni from around the world wrote notes of encouragement to students living in their old residence rooms during the stressful holiday exam season. [Read more]
Linda Hasenfratz Alumnae top Most Powerful Women list
Thirteen Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced. [Read more]
Ivey's Ice Age Ivey alumni changing the (hockey) game
Armed with an Ivey business degree, these alumni are changing hockey for the better. [Read more]
Halifax Explosion Alumnus' book explores Halifax Explosion
Ken Cuthbertson, MA’75 (Journalism), has returned to the stories of his youth in his newest book, The Halifax Explosion: Canada’s Worst Disaster. [Read more]
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