For almost seven centuries, the Scots have endured taunts that Robert the Bruce had leprosy, a disease that until recently, held a stigma unlike any other. Now, thanks to Anthropology professor Andrew Nelson, this rumour can be laid to rest.

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Robert the Bruce

Reseachers prove Robert the Bruce did not have leprosy after all

For almost seven centuries, the Scots have endured taunts that Robert the Bruce had leprosy, a disease that until recently, held a stigma unlike any other. Now, thanks to Anthropology professor Andrew Nelson, this rumour can be laid to rest.

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Rob Stewart

An advocate for our oceans

Remembering award-winning filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart, BSc'01.

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Erin Rothstein

Still-life reinvention

Feeding the growing appetite for the hyper-realistic work of Erin Rothstein, MA'10.

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Margaret Whitley

A Montessori legacy continues

Margaret Whitley, BA’85, reflects on 13 years at the helm of the Montessori Academy of London.

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Michael Jari Davidson

Film Studies class proves "pivotal"

Michael Jari Davidson, BA’08, finds his calling behind the camera.

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SRS review

Have your say

Alumni voices are important as the University undergoes a review of Sports and Recreation Services.

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WESTERN MAKING HEADLINES

Bangkok Post: Prevent dementia by preventing strokes

Canadian Press: Planners, policy makers look forward to 2016 census kickoff

Daily Mail: Expert reveals social media stops us from getting over our past

London Free Press: Western to add fall reading week

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

CAREER CORNER

Career change

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How to make the most of your job search efforts and get results

DISCOVER THE WORLD

Cruise the Face of Europe

Cruise the Face of Europe

May 29 to June 13 with Faculty Lecturer Ben Forster

ALUMNI BENEFITS

TD Insurance

Did you know you have privileged access to the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program?

CONNECT ON SOCIAL

Twitter

Follow Western Alumni on Twitter #purpleandproud

FEATURED EVENT

Founder's Day

Founder's Day

Founder’s Day is March 7 -- the anniversary of the University’s founding in 1878. It's a time for alumni -- wherever they are around the world - to reconnect and share in a celebration of everything #purpleandproud.

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GIVING NEWS

Dorothy Walsh Female Athletic Scholarship

Award aims to level funding support, playing field for female Mustangs

The Dorothy Walsh Female Athletic Scholarship was created with a $25,000 donation from GoodLife Fitness Clubs at the request of the organization’s comptroller and matriarch, Dorothy Walsh.

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Be Extraordinary

Be Extraordinary

COMING EVENTS

Mar 6 Founder's Day Reception for Earth Sciences Alumni & Friends (Toronto, ON)

Mar 7 Founder's Day Community Coffee Break (London, ON)

Mar 7 Complexity, Competency & Care (London)

Mar 7 Founder's Day Celebration in New York - Come From Away (New York, NY)

Mar 7 Founder's Day Celebration at the CN Tower (Toronto, ON)

Mar 7 Founder's Day Celebration in the United Kingdom (London)

Mar 7 Founder's Day Craft Beer Tasting (Kitchener, ON)

Mar 7 Founder's Day Beer Tasting and Tour in Calgary (Calgary, AB)

Mar 7 Founder's Day Celebration in Los Angeles (Sherman Oaks, CA)

Mar 7 Founder's Day Celebration in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Mar 7 Founder's Day Celebration in Paris (Paris)

Mar 8 President's Lecture Series (London, ON)

Mar 8 Ottawa Founder's Day - Art + Music + Friends + Cocktails (Ottawa, ON)

Mar 9 Montreal Founder's Day Cinq a Sept (Montreal, QC)

Mar 15 Rotman Institute - Responsible Robotics (London, ON)

Mar 15 Classes without Quizzes: Dr. Oronhyatekha: His Life and Legacy (London, ON)

Mar 30 When The Walls Are Closing In (London, ON)



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