News Archive

Book takes Earth-bound look at Moon landing

March 16, 2020

Written by Tanya Harrison, PhD’16, and Danny Bednar, PhD’19, For all Humankind tells the story of the Apollo 11 Moon landing through the eyes of eight ‘regular’ observers from around the globe.

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Law brings mother, daughter closer together

March 12, 2020

Karen and Angie Bellehumeur not only share the same faculty, but the mother and daughter now find themselves sharing the same class.

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Western community among Order of Ontario honourees

March 2, 2020

Western professor Aaron Fenster and alumnus Dr. Zane Cohen, BA’65, stand among 21 new appointments to the Order of Ontario, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell recently announced.

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Alumna follows her own beat off Bay Street

February 24, 2020

Award-winning singer-songwriter Amanda Martinez, BSc’94, recently released her latest album, Libre, a love song to “my African roots; the joy of collaboration with other singers and musicians; and the utter joy of singing freely.”

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Outreach at heart of new Indigenous Leader role

February 14, 2020

Danielle Alcock, MA’14, PhD’19, has been appointed as the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Indigenous Leader in Residence.

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Deacon brings education, sport passions to Senate

February 13, 2020

Senator Marty Deacon, MA’82, BEd’84, remains passionate about the physical and mental well-being of all Canadians and believes that sport, the arts and education can build better communities.

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Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

January 29, 2020

For six years, Craig Saari, BA’01, BEd’02, has been president, coach, manager, troubleshooter and mobilizer at the Forest City Velodrome.

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Alumna explores life’s journey in ‘Falling’

January 21, 2020

Dorothy Ellen Palmer’s, BA’82, recently published ‘Falling For Myself: A Memoir’ that documents her life as an educator, author, disability activist and child of adoption.

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Alumnus leads infrastructure projects for Indigenous communities

January 20, 2020

Cory Jones, P.Eng., BESc’97, has spent his entire career working with Indigenous communities to implement water treatment and distribution systems.

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Alumnus puts business into context for Canadians

January 9, 2020

BNN Bloomberg journalist Jon Erlichman, BA’99, is one of the top Biz Twitter follows in the country thanks to a unique style of highlighting winners and losers, near-misses and might-have-beens – all in 280 characters or fewer.

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Alumni named among Order of Canada recipients

January 6, 2020

Six Western alumni are among 120 newly named appointments to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honours.

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Western mourns passing of Richard M. Ivey

December 31, 2019

Richard M. Ivey, HBA’47, LLD’79, the renowned philanthropist and education advocate who helped elevate Western and its business school to international prominence, died Saturday, Dec. 28.

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Liao named among 2021 Schwarzman Scholars

December 9, 2019

Cynthia Liao, HBA’14, was recently named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of 145 young leaders to receive this distinguished scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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New Chair eager to ‘lead the charge to greatness’

December 9, 2019

Alumnus Rick Konrad, BSc’75, begins his two-year term as Chair of Western’s Board of Governors on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Alumna speaks to impact of STEM role models

December 9, 2019

A software engineer at Snap Inc., Laura Smith, BESc/HBA’14, credits her professors with inspiring her avid pursuit of software engineering

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Voice of the Raptors finds home at the mic

December 6, 2019

Teacher and Toronto Raptors broadcaster Paul Jones, BEd’82, MA’84, has compressed two careers into one lifetime – and he’s still going.

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Alumna turns to contest to keep presses rolling

December 4, 2019

Editor/owner Tara de Ryk, BA’92, has launched a contest seeking a buyer for her Saskatchewan weekly newspaper – the price being $1 and an editorial.

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Hickey named among Rhodes Scholars

November 27, 2019

One of only 11 Canadian students honoured this year, Patrick Hickey, HBA’19, becomes the 24th Rhodes Scholar in Western history.

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Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

November 27, 2019

Eleven Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced.

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Robson offers a royal review of writer’s life

November 18, 2019

Jennifer Robson, BA’92, is the author of the international best-seller The Gown, a novel that tells the story of the creation of then-Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.

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