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Photographer’s focus inward brings greater depth of field

November 18, 2020

Ajani Charles stands among the world’s noted photographers as a Canon Ambassador and owns a media production company as a writer, director and producer.

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Alumnus selected to help shape future of NATO

November 11, 2020

He has been recognized as a Queen’s Young Leader for Canada, one of the nation’s Top 30 Under 30, and a Fellow of the Aspen Institute. And now, another honour for Western alumnus Kevin Vuong.

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Open heart, open mind opens doors

October 29, 2020

Leaelle Derynck has sage advice for students and, having now earned her fourth degree from Western, she has the credibility and experience to back it up.

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Alumnus ‘Lyfts’ company to new heights

October 5, 2020

Lukomskyj has created a career for himself by taking international companies to the next level, and his current role as General Manager for Lyft, British Columbia, is no exception.

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New entrance awards to enhance racial diversity at Western Law

October 5, 2020

The bursary is supported by Sunil Gurmukh, counsel at the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and an Adjunct Research Professor at Western Law.

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Homecoming 2020 ‘not just any virtual event’

October 1, 2020

One unexpected advantage of this year’s Homecoming is that virtual events aren’t limited by geography: alumni living out of country, or others who might not have been able to travel to London, can still participate and connect with old friends.

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Thousands follow alumna’s discussions on education

September 15, 2020

Catherine Zeisner is a social media influencer. She has over 200,000 followers, 3.3. million likes and millions of comments and direct messages on TikTok. And everything is about education.

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Staying on track: Alumni keep company running through pandemic cancelations

September 11, 2020

Their first steps as a company were a giant leap for an industry looking for a better solution. Now, as thousands of races have halted around the world, Race Roster continues to help the sport and its organizers stride into an uncertain future.

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Alumnus partnering with Western Law to conduct Hidden Racial Profiling Project

August 20, 2020

Influential human rights lawyer Sunil Gurmukh, LLB'08, will be partnering with Western Law to conduct the Hidden Racial Profiling Project.

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Debut novel combines tech, comic worlds

August 4, 2020

Drew Murray, BA’97, MBA’06, can credit his storied career partly to technology’s triumph over the curse of cursive.

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Western-branded, made-in-Ontario facemasks supplied to campus community

July 20, 2020

Students, faculty and staff can wear their purple pride as they don masks made by TakeCare Supply, a company started by Kevin Vuong, BMOS’11, and Larry Lau, BA’09, MBA’18.

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Alumna’s debut novel wins Leacock Medal for Humour

June 28, 2020

Heidi Jacobs, MLIS’06, was awarded this year’s Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for her debut novel ‘Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and Purveyor of Fine Footwear.’

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Alumnus takes hands-off approach to venture

June 25, 2020

Connor Renton, BA’19, and his siblings created Touché, a company selling no-touch tools used to limit contact with contaminated or shared surfaces.

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Class of 2020: Meet some of our newest alumni

June 19, 2020

The class of 2020 will forever have a special place in our hearts and in our history. Welcome to the alumni family!

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Alumna receives highest Law Society award

June 16, 2020

Heather Joy Ross, LLB'84, was recently awarded the Law Society Medal for Outstanding Service.

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Poloz named Chair of Lawrence Centre Advisory Council

June 15, 2020

Former Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz, MA’79, PhD’82, has been appointed Chair of the Advisory Council of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management.

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Pro career on hold – but game still goal

June 9, 2020

Kyle Dawson, BSc’20 (Kinesiology), has been drafted by the San Diego Seals of the National Lacrosse League.

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Nature site shows kids their wildlife neighbours

June 4, 2020

John Drew, BEd’07, BA’02, and Kendra Coulter, BA’02, recently created Animal Neighbours, a website designed to teach kids about the animal world around them.

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New alumni leaders rally behind common purpose

June 3, 2020

Meet Tyler Forkes, the new Executive Director of Alumni Relations, and your new Alumni Association president Mark Brown, MBA'95.

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Western mourns death of Dr. Douglas Bocking

May 13, 2020

The Western community is mourning the death of medical education pioneer Dr. Douglas Bocking, MD’43, a former Dean of Medicine, who died May 9. He was 99.

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