Western researchers are working to understand what happens when concussions occur in order to better diagnose and develop therapies and strategies that will improve short- and long-term outcomes for people like 10-year-old Sheldon Geerts.

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March 2018 Web Version

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On thin ice

One boy. Two concussions. A third could change his life.

Western researchers are working to understand what happens when concussions occur in order to better diagnose and develop therapies and strategies that will improve short- and long-term outcomes for people like 10-year-old Sheldon Geerts.

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Alumnus earns Olympic gold in 2-man bobsleigh

Alumnus earns Olympic gold

Alex Kopacz, BESc’13 and Justin Kripps win gold in 2-Man Bobsleigh at the 2018 Olympics.

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Alumna embraces new ‘Power’ player role

Embracing new ‘Power’ player role

Vassy Kapelos, BA’04 (Political Science), is the new host of CBC’s 'Power & Politics'.

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‘Launch’ catapults grad’s career to new level

‘Launch’ catapults grad’s career to new level

Singer-songwriter Sarah Botelho, BA'16 (stage name Poesy), won the right to release a new song on CTV’s The Launch.

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Michael Arntfield, BA'05, MA'07, PhD'11

Cold-case prof wins humanitarian award

Michael Arntfield, BA'05, MA'07, PhD'11, works with students to research unsolved historical homicides.

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Founder's Day 2018

It's our birthday today!

Today we mark Western’s founding in 1878, 140 years ago. Find out how you can mark Founder's Day - wherever you are around the world - and share in a celebration of everything #purpleandproud.

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WESTERN IN THE NEWS

Vice - Ottawa budgets $80 million to fix Canada’s troubled no-fly list

Ottawa Citizen - Love starts early for babies, and effects last a lifetime

Hamilton Spectator - Study examines Hamilton firefighters’ injuries

New York Times - A curling collapse amid Olympic success

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May 1 to 9, 2018. No supplement for solo travellers.

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Christian Lassonde

Extraordinary instincts start here.

Christian Lassonde, BSc’97, BESc’98, is one of Canada’s top financial technology venture capitalists, and a proven entrepreneur. He’s developed software in Silicon Valley for Fortune 500 companies, in addition to creating and selling his own software companies. Today, as founder of Impression Ventures, he invests in winning companies like Wealthsimple, Honk and Sensibill. And his sixth sense for fintech started at Western.

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COMING EVENTS

Mar 24 Take Control of Your Health/Wellness - Exercise Nutrition Symposium (London, ON)

Apr 27 Wall of Champions Dinner 2018 (London, ON)

Apr 28 Men's Hockey Wall of Honour (London, ON)

May 29 Nursing Alumni Golf Clinic (London, ON)

Jun 21 Toronto Law Alumni Denning (Toronto, ON)



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