News Archive

Alumni named Order of Canada recipients

July 11, 2018

Five Western alumni were named among 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada, Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, recently announced. The new member list includes 3 Companions, 20 Officers and 82 Members.

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Western mourns death of former Chancellor

July 9, 2018

Western is mourning the passing of former Chancellor Grant Reuber, BA’50, LLD’85, who served the university in multiple capacities, including as head of Economics and Sociology, the first dean of the Faculty of Social Science, as Provost & Vice-President (Academic), and eventually, as Chancellor. He died July 7 at the age of 90.

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Alumni earn Top Immigrant honours

July 6, 2018

Western alumni Kundan Joshi, BESc’04 (Software Engineering), founder and CEO of TheAppLabb, and Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi, BSc’08 (Medical Sciences & Sociology), a dermatologist, have been named among the 10th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants,

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Making a digital mark on a global scale

July 4, 2018

Kundan Joshi, BESc’04, immigrated with his family from Mumbai to Canada in 2000, moving here to pursue his software engineering degree here at Western. As a new undergraduate, Joshi quickly embraced the student experience, eager to explore and succeed in his new country.

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Alumni named among Ford cabinet

June 29, 2018

Western alumni Christine Elliott, LLB’78, Rod Phillips, BA’88 (Political Science & English), and Monte McNaughton, Ivey Executive Education 2010, were named today among members of the new Progressive Conservative cabinet of recently elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

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Alumni named Top 40 Under 40

June 28, 2018

Western congratulates six of its alumni for being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2018.

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Program, community help new grad find new hope

June 11, 2018

Lisa Pierce credits a community who rallied to her side to leading to her Convocation from King’s University College this month.

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Bongard new Alumni Association President

June 8, 2018

Meet Warren Bongard, LLB'91, the new President of Western's Alumni Association.

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Ivey grad cartwheels to success, happiness

June 8, 2018

Ivey Business School MBA graduate Jay Kiew is all about embracing education, welcoming challenges and focusing on the road ahead – and tossing in a few cartwheels here and there.

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Martin advocates for tighter doctor-patient ties

June 7, 2018

Dr. Danielle Martin, MD’03, returned to Western recently as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Department of Family Medicine. Martin, the author of Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care For All Canadians, spoke of the need for a stronger relationship between the physician and the patient as a first step to a better health-care system in Canada.

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‘Golden’ season for Vegas hockey exec

June 1, 2018

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of not only an NHL team, but, more specifically, to be part of something from ground zero,” says Misha Donskov, MA’11 (Kinesiology), Las Vegas Golden Knights Director of Hockey Operations.

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New curator for McIntosh Gallery

May 28, 2018

Helen Gregory, PhD’16 (Art and Visual Culture), has been named the new curator of Western’s McIntosh Gallery, replacing Catherine Elliot Shaw, who recently retired after 35 years.

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Black Fly lands on way to ‘create conversation’

May 25, 2018

Black Fly Beverage Company, co-founded by Cathy Siskind-Kelly and Rob Kelly, BA’87, will now feature single-use breathalyzers that allow customers to test their blood alcohol level and introduce conversation about responsible drinking.

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Making hometown connections

May 25, 2018

When Ann Lamanes, BA'00 (Media, Information and Technoculture), came to Western in 1996, she hoped to study Geography and perhaps pursue a career in urban planning. But rapid technological advances changed the map – and her plans.

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Moonlite brings bright idea to night-night

May 15, 2018

Inspired by bedtime books with her daughter Chloe, Natalie Rebot, BESc’05 (Software Engineering), created the wildly successful Moonlite, a storybook projector that displays classics such as Good Night, Moon through a cellphone flashlight and app.

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Hot Docs honours for Philosophy grad

May 15, 2018

Written and directed by Michael Del Monte, BA’08 (Philosophy), the documentary film Transformer made its Canadian debut at the Canadian International Documentary Festival – better known as Hot Docs – earlier this month where it received the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary, which included a $50,000 cash prize. Del Monte also picked up the Emerging Filmmaker Award at the festival.

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Alumna makes magic at Universal theme parks

May 15, 2018

“People think it’s magic. We call it engineering.” This clever quip holds especially true for Western Engineering alumna Rebecca Dean, BESc’13, who currently works as a ride and show engineer at Universal Creative in Orlando, Florida.

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Alumx wins fight for non-binary birth certificate

May 15, 2018

Joshua M. Ferguson, BA’09 (Film Studies) is the first person in Ontario to receive a non-binary birth certificate.

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Mustangs Football honours 2018 Wall of Champions Inductees

April 27, 2018

The Mustangs Football Champions Club honoured the newest members of the Wall of Champions during a ceremony held at TD Stadium on April 27.

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Filmmaker’s ‘Romantic’ effort finding indie success

April 19, 2018

Carly Stone, BA’11 (English and Writing Studies), recently premiered her first movie, The New Romantic, at SXSW, an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas.

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