Currently President of Concordia University, Shepard, one of Canada's most innovative postsecondary leaders, joins Western July 1, 2019.

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December 2018 Web Version

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Alan Shepard

Dr. Alan Shepard named Western's 11th President & Vice-Chancellor

Currently President of Concordia University, Shepard, one of Canada's most innovative postsecondary leaders, joins Western July 1, 2019.

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Chris Simpson

Skating to succcess

Sportsnet’s Chris Simpson, BA’85, on her path to becoming one of Canada's top NHL rinkside reporters.

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Walrus Talks Remembrance

The Walrus Talks Remembrance

Talks from our November event on how our minds work, how memories define us, and how the past can shape the future.

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Michael Rieder

Fast E.coli test keeps bad food off shelves

A new E.coli rapid testing kit developed by researchers at Western is revolutionizing food safety testing.

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Linda Hasenfratz

Alumna named Outstanding CEO of the Year

Linamar's Linda Hasenfratz, BSc'89, MBA'97, has been named Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year.

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Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2018

Alumnae among Most Powerful Women

Nine Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.

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WESTERN IN THE NEWS

Who really practices polyamory? - Rolling Stone

Hope for cannabis as treatment for opioid addiction - National Post

A new network aims to connect and support Indigenous scholars - Maclean's

Neuroscientist’s poster shows how US travel bans stifle research - Quartz

More headlines from around the world featuring Western’s people, projects and programs.

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Burgundy & Provence Alumni Trip

May 8 to 16, 2019

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FEATURED EVENT

Rick Birthday

Rick's Birthday Bash

Celebrate Rick McGhie's birthday on January 18 at Adelaide Hall in Toronto! Reconnect with fellow alumni and let Rick's familiar sounds take you back to your Western days.

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GIVING NEWS

Cowin epilepsy gift

Fighting to win the war against epilepsy

Spurred on by their granddaughter’s ongoing battle with epilepsy, Chancellor Jack Cowin, BA’64, LLD’00, and his wife Sharon, BA'64, have made a $2.5-million gift to epilepsy research at Western.

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COMING EVENTS

Dec 12 President's Holiday Reception in the UK (London)

Jan 11 Saginaw Spirit at London Knights (London, ON)

Jan 18 Rick McGhie's Birthday Bash in Toronto (Toronto, ON)

Jan 25 Rowing Alumni Pub Night in Calgary (Calgary, AB)

Feb 7 Helping Children Overcome their Worries and Fears (London, ON)

Mar 7 Come From Away in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Mar 21 Come From Away in Calgary (Calgary, AB)



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