News Archive

Finding self, community in new venture

November 28, 2017

Music alumna Carolyn Holdsworth, BMus’01, MMus’03, took her talent for the arts in a new direction and created Me & C, a London-based shirt company that features images of iconic locations throughout the city.

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Alumnus named Chair of Western's Board

November 28, 2017

A Board member for seven years, alumnus Paul Jenkins, BA'71 (Economics) was recently named Chair of Western's Board of Governors.

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Backing raises Voices among elite firms

November 20, 2017

Co-founded by Stephanie Ciccarelli, BMusA’06, Voices.com is the largest global online marketplace for audio and voiceover products.

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Karakatsanis earns top engineering honour

November 20, 2017

Western Engineering alumna Catherine Karakatsanis, BESc ’83, MESc ’91, recently received the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Gold Medal, recognizing her profound influence on the profession

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Artist, class making town-and-gown connections

November 20, 2017

Penn Kemp, BA’66, CertEd’68, the first Poet Laureate of London and former Writer-in-Residence at Western, has worked with students enrolled in the Department of English and Writing Studies’ Community Engaged Learning (CEL) course, Canadian Literature, Creativity and the Local, for the past three years. The students have helped her curate and promote her work and have even partnered with her in writing and composing poetry.

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Alumna fiddles while career burns bright

November 18, 2017

Don Wright Faculty of Music alumna Celina Di Cecca said her time at Western gave her the skills and the fortitude to pursue music full time. Her fiddling talents have the 32-year-old highly sought after as a live and studio performer. The Great Canadian Fiddle Show returns to Aeolian Hall next March.

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Red Bull Air Racer reaches new heights

November 3, 2017

Pete McLeod, BA’07 (Economics), recently became the first Canadian to claim an overall podium in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, taking third place at the season finale in October at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Sights set on 2020 Summer Olympics

October 26, 2017

Joy Spear Chief-Morris, BA’17 (History, First Nations Studies), recently won the 2017 Tom Longboat Award, an honour that recognizes First Nations athletes for outstanding contributions to sport in Canada.

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'Once' star finds magic at Western

October 24, 2017

Don Wright Faculty of Music alumnus Jeff Hamacher, BMus’93, said Western “planted the seeds of understanding” in allowing his career to flourish as a classical musician and actor. He appears in the Grand Theatre’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical Once, which runs through Nov. 5.

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London Inc. 20 Under 40 Class of '17

October 20, 2017

Eight Western alumni were named to the London Inc. 20 Under 40 list.

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2017 Alumni Award recipients

October 20, 2017

Western Alumni is thrilled to celebrate the incredible achievements of this year's distinguished recipients of the 2017 Alumni Awards of Merit.

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Reaching new heights in the hospitality and culinary industries

October 19, 2017

Erin Dunham, BA'06 (English & Writing Studies), CEO of The Other Bird group of restaurants, is reaching new heights in the hospitality and culinary industries

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Blazing the Windsor trail

October 19, 2017

In September 2008, 24 strangers came to Windsor as the first cohort at a brand new Schulich Medicine campus. As the charter class, they have blazed a trail for hundreds to follow.

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Football tradition now a family affair

October 19, 2017

Bruce Lamb, HBA’85, and Tori Lamb, HBA’14, hang out with Gamble and Joey prior to a recent Mustangs football game. This season, the father-and-daughter alumni team took on the role of Mustang riders, circling the field each time Western scores. With the Mustangs posting a league-leading 323 points in just seven games, they have been busy.

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Watsa named Huron’s first-ever chancellor

October 18, 2017

Canadian business icon Prem Watsa, MBA’74, LLD’12, has been named the first-ever Chancellor of Huron University College. The Chairman and CEO of Fairfax Financial Holding Ltd. was selected by Huron’s Board of Governors last month.

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Entrepreneur inspires girls to pursue education

October 11, 2017

Roberta Lindal, BA’14, credits an early mentor for sparking her idea to create clothing that inspires girls to pursue their education, and help others who face incredible obstacles in their learning.

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Alumnus named Family Physician of the Year

October 6, 2017

Dr. Michael Lee-Poy, MD’03, will be honoured next month in Montreal with a Family Physician of the Year Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Lee-Poy is a doctor at Kitchener’s Centre for Family Medicine.

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Six alumnae named Top Women in Tech

September 28, 2017

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, HBA’92, founder of theBoardlist, has released her list of the top women in tech and Silicon Valley – with a little purple pride mixed in.

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Alumna looks to end ‘isolation’ for others

September 21, 2017

An Anishinabe member of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Christy Bressette, BA’95 (Brescia), BEd’96, PhD’08, will co-chair Western's task force to implement its new Indigenous Strategic Plan.

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Developing basketball talent in China

September 15, 2017

Ken Chu, BACS’96, LLD’07, Chairman and CEO of Mission Hills Group and his brother Tenniel Chu along with with NBA China CEO David Shoemaker, LLD’96, announced they will set up China’s first NBA Basketball School.

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