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Alumna Hasenfratz named CEO of the Year

November 12, 2018

Alumna Linda Hasenfratz, BSc’89, MBA’97, was recently named Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2018.

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Statue echoes lessons of bravery, compassion

November 7, 2018

Western alumnus Wynn Walters, BA’59 (Journalism), sculpted a statue portraying Lt.-Col. Samuel Simpson Sharpe unveiled this summer in Sharpe’s hometown of Uxbridge, Ont.

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Connor awarded Ivey Business Leader honour

November 7, 2018

For Dean Connor, HBA ’78, receiving the Ivey Business Leader Award might have felt familiar. After all, the accolades have been rolling in for the President and CEO of Sun Life Financial.

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Adventure draws alumnus to Ukraine

October 31, 2018

Veteran Toronto police officer Felix Tam, BA’77 (Sociology), recently returned from Ukraine where he spent a year helping to train the country’s new National Police.

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Cameron Bailey: Stories build belonging

October 29, 2018

Alumnus Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director & Co-Head of TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at Western’s 312th Convocation.

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Rosamond Ivey: Welcomes graduates at Convocation

October 29, 2018

Alumna Rosamond Ivey, Managing Partner of JRS Group, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at Western’s 312th Convocation.

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Western's Special Olympics legacy grows

October 29, 2018

Western is ‘carrying the torch’ that Special Olympics pioneer and Western alumnus Frank Hayden lit so many years ago as it celebrates a $1.5-million donation for research into how sports benefits people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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The unstoppable power of Grayskull

October 24, 2018

Rob McCallum, (BA’04, Film Studies), produced The Power of Grayskull, among the films that will be screened at the third annual Forest City Film Festival (FCFF), taking place Oct. 25-28 at the London Public Library’s Wolf Performance Hall.

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Alumni named to two 'top' London lists

October 23, 2018

Western congratulates eight of its alumni for being named to London’s Top 20 Under 40, as identified by London Inc. magazine, for 2018. The honour is awarded to young leaders who make a difference in the community.

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After catastrophic injury, grad beats the odds

October 23, 2018

Serena Tejpar survived a horrific car crash, and is graduating with her class on Oct. 24, 2018.

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The ‘Philly welcome’ and other hockey tales

October 17, 2018

As long-time Montreal Gazette sports reporter Pat Hickey, MA’78, tells the tale, he emerged from Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Centre hockey’s Eastern Conference playoffs in 2010 – the Canadiens won, 5-1 – to find his car had been the target of a ‘Philly welcome.’

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$7-million gift from John Wood, HBA ’64

October 17, 2018

$7-million gift creates John F. Wood Centre for Innovation in Business Learning

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Governor General honours for alumni

October 9, 2018

For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. The prestigious medal is based solely on academic criteria. Three Western graduates are among recipients of the honour this year.

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Continuing a lifetime mission of compassion

September 26, 2018

The challenges faced by newcomers are close to home for Saara Bhanji, BA’07, MSc’16, as her mother came to Canada as a refugee with her family from Uganda during the time of Idi Amin.

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Skier dives feet first into world competition

September 26, 2018

Champion skier Becky Moynes Meyer, MPT’17, has seemingly had a leg up – or, rather, barefoot up – on the competition from the start.

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Alumnus is CBC's newest Dragon

September 20, 2018

Cinema mogul Vincenzo Guzzo, BA'91 (Economics) joins the new season of CBC's Dragons' Den.

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An affinity partnership in action

September 19, 2018

Through generous contributions made by TD Insurance, Western University’s Department of Alumni Relations recently added two new full-time positions to their staff roster.

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Putting big ideas into small batches

September 17, 2018

After briefly working in finance, Geoff Dillon, BSc’10, educated himself in the art of distilling. That dedication to the craft has paid off as Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers has been making waves in the Canadian craft spirits industry.

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Bringing stories to life on Broadway

September 17, 2018

Astrid Van Wieren, BA’88, is bringing to life on Broadway one of the most authentically Canadian stories ever told. In doing so, she hopes to introduce the world to the power of empathy and humanity toward each other.

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New book serves up financial recipes

September 17, 2018

Gordon Stein, BESc.’84, author of Cashflow Cookbook, answers questions on his ‘bookishness’ and writing.

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