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Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

January 29, 2020

For six years, Craig Saari, BA’01, BEd’02, has been president, coach, manager, troubleshooter and mobilizer at the Forest City Velodrome.

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Alumna explores life’s journey in ‘Falling’

January 21, 2020

Dorothy Ellen Palmer’s, BA’82, recently published ‘Falling For Myself: A Memoir’ that documents her life as an educator, author, disability activist and child of adoption.

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Alumnus leads infrastructure projects for Indigenous communities

January 20, 2020

Cory Jones, P.Eng., BESc’97, has spent his entire career working with Indigenous communities to implement water treatment and distribution systems.

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Alumnus puts business into context for Canadians

January 9, 2020

BNN Bloomberg journalist Jon Erlichman, BA’99, is one of the top Biz Twitter follows in the country thanks to a unique style of highlighting winners and losers, near-misses and might-have-beens – all in 280 characters or fewer.

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Alumni named among Order of Canada recipients

January 6, 2020

Six Western alumni are among 120 newly named appointments to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honours.

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Western mourns passing of Richard M. Ivey

December 31, 2019

Richard M. Ivey, HBA’47, LLD’79, the renowned philanthropist and education advocate who helped elevate Western and its business school to international prominence, died Saturday, Dec. 28.

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Liao named among 2021 Schwarzman Scholars

December 9, 2019

Cynthia Liao, HBA’14, was recently named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of 145 young leaders to receive this distinguished scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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New Chair eager to ‘lead the charge to greatness’

December 9, 2019

Alumnus Rick Konrad, BSc’75, begins his two-year term as Chair of Western’s Board of Governors on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Alumna speaks to impact of STEM role models

December 9, 2019

A software engineer at Snap Inc., Laura Smith, BESc/HBA’14, credits her professors with inspiring her avid pursuit of software engineering

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Voice of the Raptors finds home at the mic

December 6, 2019

Teacher and Toronto Raptors broadcaster Paul Jones, BEd’82, MA’84, has compressed two careers into one lifetime – and he’s still going.

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Alumna turns to contest to keep presses rolling

December 4, 2019

Editor/owner Tara de Ryk, BA’92, has launched a contest seeking a buyer for her Saskatchewan weekly newspaper – the price being $1 and an editorial.

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Hickey named among Rhodes Scholars

November 27, 2019

One of only 11 Canadian students honoured this year, Patrick Hickey, HBA’19, becomes the 24th Rhodes Scholar in Western history.

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Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

November 27, 2019

Eleven Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced.

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Robson offers a royal review of writer’s life

November 18, 2019

Jennifer Robson, BA’92, is the author of the international best-seller The Gown, a novel that tells the story of the creation of then-Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.

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Alumna puts sting back in classic Marvel character

November 18, 2019

For her latest adventure, Sam Magg, BA'10, is writing a young adult novel featuring Wasp, one of Marvel’s smallest superheroes in terms of size but certainly not in stature.

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Alumna’s memoir explores race, city and self

November 12, 2019

Eternity Martis, BA’14, will release her debut memoir, ‘They Said This Would Be Fun,’ next spring. The book captures her difficulty navigating white spaces as a woman of colour.

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Alumna, professor put mind, body through paces

November 7, 2019

King’s researcher Wendy Ellis and psychologist Lindsey Forbes, BA’01, MA’03, PhD’08 (Clinical Psychology), have been friends since they attended Western and remain workout buddies.

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Startup harnesses ‘power of music’ for all

October 29, 2019

Co-founded by Ryan McCaul, BMus’17, Inclusive Instruments transforms mobile devices into adaptive instruments for anyone with a disability.

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Alumni, students among '20 In Their 20s' list

October 16, 2019

Western was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as numerous students and alumni were named to Business London’s 2019 '20 In Their 20s' list.

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Balestrini goes distance in running, research

October 12, 2019

Marathon runner Chris Balestrini, BSc’15, MSc’17, does more before 8 a.m. than some of us do all day.

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