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Stephan Moccio _225x150 Moccio, BMus'94, Donoghue, DLitt'13 receive Oscar nods
Hollywood’s awards season continues to celebrate Western alumni, Stephan Moccio and Emma Donoghue [Read more]
Linda Hasenfratz Alumna named to Canadian Business Hall of Fame’s class of 2016
Five more Canadian industry leaders are being inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, including alumna Linda Hasenfratz. [Read more]
Ryan Kean, CF-18 pilot Alumnus pilot to fly CF-18 in air shows
In the world of air shows, few aerial demonstrations draw the kind of attention the CF-18 Hornet generates. Canada’s premier fighter jet invariably draws a crowd because of its speed and agility. And the pilot newly assigned to fly the jet at the air shows, 33-year-old Londoner Capt. Ryan Kean, said he already is living his dream. [Read more]
Stephen Giuliano Putting dignity into feeding the poor
How do you help people who cannot afford to feed themselves? In trying to answer that question just over eight years ago in Woodstock, Ont., Stephen Giuliano started by shutting down the local food bank. [Read more]
Hanny Hassan Alumni to fill top spots on Board of Governors
Western’s Board of Governors named Hanny Hassan as the university governing body’s next Chair at its regular meeting Nov. 24. The Board also announced Thursday that Paul Jenkins will serve as the university governing body’s next Vice-Chair. Both terms begin Jan. 1. [Read more]
Marilyn Emery, MScN’74 Seven alumnae, one student among Most Powerful Women
Seven Western alumnae and one current student were named recently among the 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, sponsored by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). [Read more]
Special to Western News Professor plugs into what it means to game
She was worried her husband was spending too much time reading. And so, Jonathan Boulter’s wife bought him his first video game system, an Xbox. “She wanted the gaming device to work as a sort of diversion from my academic work,” laughed the English and Writing Studies professor, who has logged countless gaming hours in the 15 years since that first system. “What has happened is, I have turned my pleasure into work.” [Read more]
New fellowship puts innovation at forefront New fellowship puts innovation at forefront
Ali Tavallaei, PhD'15, is making better use of his time these days. As one of three young scholars chosen as part of the recently launched Western Medical Innovation Fellowship program, his focus has been streamlined. “As a researcher working in the medical device domain, I am at risk of wasting a great deal of time, effort and resources on research ideas and projects that may never translate to the clinic,” Tavallaei said. [Read more]
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