News Archive

Fantasy baseball hobby pays off

April 12, 2017

Alumnus Rob Silver, LLB'00, won the National Fantasy Baseball Championship and its $125,000 USD prize last year.

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Dr. Mark Botsford: Team player

April 7, 2017

For Dr. Mark Botsford, DDS’89, dentistry is a team sport. “Each player has a unique role to play and together we are all focused on a singular goal – treating our patient,” he said.

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Dentistry: A family affair

April 3, 2017

They may span three generations, but Dr. Jessica Gold, DDS’16, her father and her grandfather are bound by one common interest: the field of dentistry.

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CEO boasts a career of connectivity

March 17, 2017

Ysni Semsedini, MESc’03, at the age of 33 was named CEO of Festival Hydro in Stratford, becoming the youngest CEO of any of the more than 70 utilities across the province.

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Using comics to teach importance of vaccines

March 17, 2017

Alumnus Dr. Kumanan Wilson, MD’93, developed a comic called Immunity Warriors: Invasion of the Alien Zombies, as a way to teach children about the role immunizations play in defending our bodies against illness.

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Alumna inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

March 17, 2017

Patricia Laing, BA’54, who officiated high school and university basketball for more than four decades, making countless calls on the court, finally received a call of her own – from the Ontario Basketball Association Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

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Forging success on ‘atypical’ career path

March 9, 2017

Travis McKenna, BMOS’15, is CEO of Wrist & Rye, a company that sells upscale bracelets. The company recently worked with Propel Entrepreneurship to accelerate their business success and have a Western-specific bracelet that can be purchased at The Book Store.

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Remembering Bonnie Burnard, BA'67

March 7, 2017

Award-winning author, alumna and former Western writer-in-residence Bonnie Burnard, BA'67, passed away on March 4 at the age of 72.

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Governor General’s Award for alumna artist

March 2, 2017

Shelley Niro, MFA’97, was awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts last month.

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Alumna appointed Western Law Dean

March 2, 2017

Erika Chamberlain, LLB'01, has been appointed to a five-year term as Dean of Law, beginning May 1, 2017.

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Canada Post celebrates alumna’s operatic career

March 2, 2017

Adrianne Pieczonka, BMus’85, DMus’12, will appear on a Canadian stamp, part of a collection that celebrates two Canadian-penned operas and three individuals credited with bringing modern Canadian opera talent to the world stage.

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Starring an academic as an accidental actor

February 28, 2017

Patrick Monaghan, PhD’84, just wrapped filming the role of Thomas Lewis, President of the British Seafarers’ Union, in a TV drama/documentary called Titanic: The New Evidence, which aired in Britain in December and will air on the Discovery Channel in Canada in April.

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Sports and Recreation Services undergoing review

February 24, 2017

Western’s athletics program is getting a check-up in preparation for its soon-to-be announced athletic director.

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Alumna’s Montessori legacy continues

February 23, 2017

Margaret Whitley, BA’85, is retiring this summer after 13 years at the helm of the Montessori Academy of London. Whitley’s family opened the school in London, formerly known as Montessori House of Children in 1968.

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Alumnae among Women of Excellence

February 14, 2017

Alumnae among Women of Excellence

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Remembering Rob Stewart, BSc'01

February 7, 2017

Remembering Rob Stewart, BSc'01

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Alumnus finds his calling behind the camera

February 7, 2017

Michael Jari Davidson, BA’08, reckons himself a maverick. And based on the choices, the award-winning filmmaker has made in not one, but two, entertainment industries, you’d be hard-pressed to argue.

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9/11 musical about to hit Broadway

January 26, 2017

Only four Canadian musicals have ever made it to Broadway. Come From Away by Michael Rubinoff, BA’98, LLB’01, is about to be number five.

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Med grad has big ideas on how to heal medicare

January 19, 2017

Martin, MD'03 on how to heal medicare

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Alumna hunts DNA on Red Planet

January 17, 2017

Alumna hunts DNA on Red Planet

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