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Rebecca Le Savoureux, BA’05 (Political Science, French) Preserving Canadian memory on Juno Beach
Rebecca Le Savoureux, BA’05 (Political Science, French), is among alumni helping preserve Canadian memory through their work at the Juno Beach Centre. [Read more]
Patrick Spence, HBA’98 Spence takes the helm at Sonos
In January, Patrick Spence, HBA’98, was named CEO of Sonos, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based wireless speaker and home sound system company. It’s an honour, Spence said, to take over the reins of the growing tech company. [Read more]
Dr. Toni Zhong, MD’02 Mission of mercy: Dr. Toni Zhong, MD’02
Spearheading humanitarian surgical missions to developing countries, alumna Dr. Toni Zhong, MD’02, is featured in a video that recently won an award from the News Photographers Association of Canada. [Read more]
Yousif Atwan Meds 2017: Yousif Atwan
For Yousif Atwan, there was no “aha” moment, and no epiphany. Rather, the decision to pursue medicine was somehow just there - a plan slowly coming together one piece at a time. And it developed as a result of a strong family foundation, a fascination with science and an unexpected academic mentor who opened the door to new opportunities for him. [Read more]
Francis James Frenzel Canada's next astronaut?
Francis James Frenzel, BSc'08, 1 of 17 has been shortlisted to become Canada’s next astronaut. [Read more]
Illina Frankiv, BSc’11, MES’13 Alumna sets sights on world’s tallest peak
Illina Frankiv, BSc’11, MES’13, is taking on the Seven Summits – seeking to climb the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents. She has already climbed two, and plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September and Everest in April 2018. [Read more]
Bob and Steve Dengler, BA’93 Around the world in 40 days
Aviators Bob and Steve Dengler, BA’93, are set to be the first father/son team to circumnavigate the globe in a helicopter. [Read more]
Harlin Braichet, BMus’13 Story of mental health struggle brings hope
Western alumnus Harlin Braichet, BMus’13 (Honors), said sharing the story of his journey with schizophrenia lets others know there is a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to dealing with a mental illness. [Read more]
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