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Shel Krakofsky, MD’76 Retired physician known as 'Canada’s Baseball Poet'
Shel Krakofsky, MD’76, author of Stanley Cup Seder: Poems New and Selected, answers 12 questions on his ‘bookishness’ and writing. [Read more]
Mark Ideson Alumnus leads Canada to curling bronze
Led by skip Mark Ideson, BSc'99, Canada continued their record of medalling in every Paralympic Winter Games wheelchair curling competition when they defeated Korea 5-3 to win the bronze medals Saturday in the Gangneung Curling Centre. [Read more]
Kate Taylor Alumna plays critical role in Canadian culture
For a quarter century, Kate Taylor, MA’85 (Journalism), has been proving pointed cultural and cinematic commentary for the nation’s largest newspaper. From her early days in the Big Smoke’s theatre scene to last week’s Academy Awards, it’s a responsibility she relishes and a role she traces its root back to Western. [Read more]
Matt Davison, MSc’93 (Applied Math), PhD’95 (Applied Math) Alumnus named new Science dean
Matt Davison, MSc’93 (Applied Math), PhD’95 (Applied Math), has been named the new Dean of Western's Faculty of Science, effective July 1. [Read more]
Diane Pascoe, BA’72 (Psychology) The ‘Perfect’ way to approach life
Diane Pascoe, BA’72 (Psychology), author of Life Isn’t Perfect, But My Lipstick Is, answers 12 questions on her ‘bookishness’ and writing. [Read more]
Vassy Kapelos, BA’04 (Political Science) Alumna embraces new ‘Power’ player role
Vassy Kapelos, BA’04 (Political Science), credits her Western Experience with rounding her out as a person. “It set me up socially and with the skills I needed to expand my life." Kapelos begins as host of CBC’s flagship daily political program, Power & Politics, in March. [Read more]
Alex Kopacz wins gold Alumnus earns Olympic gold in 2-man bobsleigh
Alex Kopacz, BESc’13 (Mechanical Engineering), and Justin Kripps captured gold in Pyeongchang for Canada’s third-ever Olympic medal in men’s 2-Man Bobsleigh. [Read more]
Poesy ‘Launch’ catapults grad’s career
Sarah Botelho, BA’16, a singer-songwriter who goes by the stage name Poesy, beat out four up-and-coming artists, winning the right to release a new song on CTV’s The Launch. Her song, Soldier of Love, was written and produced by Academy Award nominated hit-maker Stephan Moccio, BMus’94. [Read more]
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