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Alumna uses technology for social good

May 15, 2019

While at Western, Natasha Jimenez studied Software Engineering and Social Justice and Peace Studies – two degrees that outwardly had nothing to do with one another except for one thing: her passion for the subject matter.

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Notable organist finds keys to perfect sound

May 6, 2019

Wherever John Vandertuin, BMus'82, MMus'88, has played – in practice rooms at Western and concert halls of California; in a cathedral in Paris, France, and in St. Paul’s United Church in Paris, Ont. – the organ has been his compass.

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Gerry honoured for lifetime in theatre spotlight

April 30, 2019

John Gerry, BA’77, will be presented with a Lifetime Membership Award for his dedication and vision in founding Music Theatre Productions, which started as London Musical Theatre 30 years and 75 productions ago.

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2019 Music Alumni Wall of Fame inductees announced

April 29, 2019

Andrea Kalyn, BMus’87, MA’90 and Phil Murphy, BA’59, are the 2019 Don Wright Faculty of Music Wall of Fame inductees for 2019.

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Vysniauskas receives 2019 L.S. Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal

April 23, 2019

The 2019 recipient of the Lauchland Medal is Tony Vysniauskas, BESc’74 & MESc’76, CEO of Virtual Materials Group (VMG), Professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Engineering and former VP of Hyprotech.

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Whitney Biennial provides another stage for alumnus

April 23, 2019

Brendan Fernandes, MFA’05, is among 75 artists featured in this year’s Whitney Biennial, an exhibition widely considered the most important showcase of contemporary art today.

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Alumna receives engineering honour

April 18, 2019

Catherine Karakatsanis, BESc'83, MESc'91, is the 2019 recipient of the Engineers Canada Gold Medal Award.

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Alumnus shares written word joy across Pakistan

April 12, 2019

Awais Khan, BA’08 (Economics), is Director of The Writing Institute, Pakistan’s largest Creative Writing Institution.

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Alumnus Malloy named Principal of King’s

April 10, 2019

Noted academic and alumnus David C. Malloy has been named the ninth Principal of King’s University College.

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Alumna sets out to make us all ‘Unsinkable’

April 4, 2019

Olympian Silken Laumann, BA’88, has launched ‘Unsinkable,’ a storytelling platform that shares stories of courage and resiliency.

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2019 Alumni Award of Merit recipients announced

April 2, 2019

The Alumni Association recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professions or communities.

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Ontario construction software firm Bridgit raises $6.2-million

March 17, 2019

The company now known as Bridgit Inc. began with what founders Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake call “crane hunting” – scouring London, Ont., for construction sites, looking for problems to solve.

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Alumni make Loud return

March 15, 2019

Loud Luxury duo Joe Depace, BA’14, and Andrew Fedyk, BA’15, first met at a DJ club meeting at Western.

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Western's JUNO Connections

March 14, 2019

The JUNO Awards are coming to London, ON March 11 to 17, 2019. Several JUNO nominees and winners are connected to Western. Check out our list and let us know if we've missed any.

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Loud Luxury scores four Juno nominations

February 22, 2019

Loud Luxury, the Canadian dance/electronic duo born out of a friendship forged at Western, will not only be performing at the Juno Awards in London in March – they’ve just been nominated for four major awards at the event.

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Turning French dreams into a travel reality

February 19, 2019

Jan Chung, BA’81, has turned a youthful obsession into one of the world’s most popular travel blogs making the Western alumna a go-to authority for both seasoned and first-time travelers to France.

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YMCA Women of Excellence 2019

February 6, 2019

There is a strong purple-and-proud feeling among honourees of the eighth annual YMCA Women of Excellence Class of 2019.

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Alumni named Order of Canada honorees

January 14, 2019

Nine Western alumni and one faculty member were named among 103 new appointments to the Order of Canada, Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, recently announced. The new member list includes two Companions, 15 Officers and 86 Members.

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Alumni receive Accessibility awards

December 17, 2018

Two Western alumni were recently named recipients of Hon. David Onley Awards for Leadership in Accessibility.

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An award-winning story teller

December 17, 2018

Schulich alumnus Dr. Alex Lyttle, BMSc’07, MD’11, spent nearly seven years writing "From Ant to Eagle" - an award-winning story of deep sibling love that draws from his own experiences in residency.

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