On Oct. 19, Western celebrated the close of Be Extraordinary, the University’s largest ever fundraising campaign, which raised more than $805 million ($55 million over goal), with the most significant portion of funds directed to student programming and awards.
Gift honours Former President
In October, former Western Chancellor Jack Cowin (left), BA’64, LLD’00, and his wife Sharon, BA’64, donated $5 million to support Western Engineering, and to name the Amit Chakma Engineering Building in honour of their friend and the university’s 10th President (right).
Mustangs rock the Junos
On March 17, more than 125 Western Mustang Band members and cheerleaders joined alumni duo Loud Luxury and Sarah McLachlan to open the 2019 Juno Awards, broadcast live from London.
Who Do You Think You Are?
A new podcast hosted by Western’s inaugural Alice Munro Chair in Creativity and award-winning novelist Nino Ricci features faculty who demonstrate creativity lies at the heart of innovation. Find Who Do You Think You Are? on Apple Podcasts, Google Music, Spotify or at uwo.ca/podcasts/who-do-you-think-you are.
Marvel-lous News for Ivey Grad
Simu Liu, HBA’11, is set to star in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, coming to theatres in 2021. The former accountant’s acting career gained momentum through his successful roles on CBC’s Kim’s Convenience and NBC’s Taken.
Western’s 23rd Chancellor
Linda Hasenfratz, BSc’89, MBA’97, LLD’19, Linamar Corporation CEO, has been named Western’s 23rd Chancellor. She will be officially installed on Oct. 22.