Western's 'Newsmakers of the Year'


For the eighth year in a row, Western's weekly newspaper of record, Western News, compiled their list of "Newsmakers of the Year" – a celebration of some of the people, places and things that shaped the year at this institution. As we look forward to 2018, here are the 11 Western alumni who made the list, and their stories:

The Showman: Michael Rubinoff, BA’98, LLB’01

The Advocate: Christy Bressette, BA’95 (Brescia), BEd’96, PhD’08

The Racer: Pete McLeod, BA’07 (Economics)

The Adventurer: Steve Dengler, BA’93

The Athlete: Joy Spear Chief-Morris, BA’17 (History, First Nations Studies)

The Voice: Adrianne Pieczonka, BMus’85, DMus’12

The Director: Janice Forsyth, BA'97, MA'00, PhD'05

The Face: Melvyn Goodale, PhD'69

The Reviver: Madalena Kozachuk, BSc'14

The Poet: Erik Mandawe, BA’17 (Music)

The Next Generation: Sarah Svenningsen, BMSc'11, PhD'16

Visit Western News to view the entire list.