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Michael Arntfield, BA'05, MA'07, PhD'11 Cold-case prof wins humanitarian award
Michael Arntfield, BA'05, MA'07, PhD'11, an Arts & Humanities professor and former police officer, is the recipient of this year’s Western Humanitarian Award. Since 2010, he has worked with Western students to research unsolved historical homicides. [Read more]
Sarah Quartel, BMus’05, BEd’06 Rising-star composer signs with top publisher
Sarah Quartel, BMus’05, BEd’06, is the newest composer signed to a contract with the prestigious music division of Oxford University Press. [Read more]
Anthony Vysniauskas, BESc’74, MESc’76 Engineering entrepreneurial success
Anthony Vysniauskas, BESc’74, MESc’76, talks with students in the Faculty of Engineering during a recent visit to campus. [Read more]
Katherine Albion, PhD’08 (Engineering) Building research park momentum in Sarnia
Katherine Albion, PhD’08 (Engineering), is the new Executive Director of the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park. [Read more]
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]
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