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Weekend Wrap-up 2016

November 17, 2016

What a Reunion Weekend and Homecoming Saturday! Alumni, students and friends brought their purple pride to campus for the campus events.

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Homecoming "Win Your Tuition" Winners

November 16, 2016

Homecoming "Win Your Tuition" Winners

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Quigley: Believe in the power of sport

November 15, 2016

Quigley: Believe in the power of sport

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Paul Soles, BA'53, stars in new CBC web series

November 3, 2016

Alum stars in CBC's My 90-Year-Old Roommate

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Top Tweets and Instagram Posts from Fall 2016 Convocation

October 28, 2016

Top tweets and instagram posts from Fall 2016 Convocation

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Alumni named to Top 20 Under 40 list

October 28, 2016

Alumni on Top 20 Under 40 list

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Marketing Magazine names Western alumni to 30 Under 30 list

October 26, 2016

Marketing magazine names Western alumni to 30 Under 30 list

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96-year-old alumna still riding horses

October 21, 2016

Alumna Dinnie Greenway, BA’42, loves riding horses, and she's not letting a her age stop her. Recently, Greenway was profiled in a CBC News story.

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Alumna rides challenging ‘River’ in production

October 19, 2016

Alumna Louise Pitre performs Joni Mitchell songs in River.

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2016 Alumni Award of Merit recipients

September 21, 2016

2016 Alumni Award of Merit recipients

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Young alumnus goes ‘West’ to find the world

August 19, 2016

Western alumnus John Yun, MMus ’12, recently landed a performance and associate conductor role in the international tour of West Side Story. This 40-plus-week tour will play major opera houses and theaters across Europe and Asia.

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Alumna 'Pressed' into changing news delivery

August 11, 2016

Jacqueline Leung, who graduated from the Media, Information & Technoculture program in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies in 2007, founded Pressed News, a newsletter that delivers the day’s Top 5 news stories to its subscribers in a colloquial, accessible language.

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Debut novel no longer a 'secret' for alumna

August 8, 2016

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn’s debut novel, Firsts, released in January, has been described by reviewers as “brave,” “gutsy” and “powerful.”

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Dan Shulman lending his voice to a generation

August 8, 2016

Dan Shulman prepares to announce a recent Blue Jays game in the Rogers Centre press box. Shulman, BSc’89 (Actuarial Sciences), is an ESPN play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball and NCAA Men’s College Basketball. Since 2011, he has been the voice of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Shulman has now added Sportsnet to his to-do list, calling 30 Blue Jays each of the next two seasons.

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Unlocking the appeal of the escape room

August 8, 2016

Shawn Nagy, BA’14 (Psychology), and Emily Lyons, owners of Escape Canada on York Street, are working with Ivey Business School professor Ann Frost to use the facility for executive team building.

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Best in show

June 27, 2016

Decades ago, Meen, MD’63, visited New York City to deliver a lecture for a canine education program. A Toronto-based psychiatrist, he was president of the Canadian Kennel Club at the time. His counterpart at the American Kennel Club, among the world’s most prestigious registries of purebred dogs, greeted Meen and wasted no words in introducing him to the class.

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Leave your butterflies behind

June 27, 2016

As a young Bay Street executive, Sonja Salmon traveled the world, living her life out of suitcases. Really, really ugly suitcases.

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Janet Bannister, HBA'92, continues to see opportunities after Kijiji success

June 27, 2016

Bannister, HBA’92, founded Kijiji Canada, which has become the largest and most visited classified site in the country. She later led Kijiji Global, which included businesses in Europe, the United States and Asia. Her success with the company was unparalleled and, at the height of it, she walked away.

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Taking the leap

June 27, 2016

It’s now or never. That’s what a little voice inside his head said to Jason Soloway, BA’95, MA’99, approaching his 40th birthday. It’s now or never to move on from being a vice-president at New York’s Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies and to dive headfirst into running restaurants, something Soloway wanted to accomplish before it was too late.

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Building the perfect beast

June 27, 2016

Alex Paterson never wanted to control the beast; he simply wanted to keep it fed. And as a member of the Liberal Party’s digital campaign team during the 2015 Federal Election, he saw firsthand what that would take.

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