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Alumna cultivates career in food processing

July 17, 2019

Growing up with exposure to the food industry through farming, Sharon Flaherty, BESc’15, had an underlying interest in learning where our food comes from.

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Alumna trumpets women’s health and rights

July 15, 2019

Stefania Wisofschi, BSc’16, MMASc’17, is heading to Nairobi for an eight-month fellowship through the Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s International Youth Fellowship Program.

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Alumna tapped to lead United Way campaign

June 21, 2019

Christy Bacik, BA’92 (Political Science), is showcasing her passion for volunteerism after being named Chair and Chief ChangeMaker for the 2019 United Way Elgin Middlesex campaign.

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Alumnus capitalizes on Canada’s cannabis industry

June 12, 2019

Mario Naric, BESc’14, has founded Motif Labs, a full-service cannabis and hemp extraction company.

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Alumnus counts self among Raptors originals

June 10, 2019

Karl Toulouse, BA’09, has been courtside as a statistician for the Toronto Raptors for the last 24 seasons.

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Spear Chief-Morris joins FISU delegation

June 7, 2019

Joy SpearChief-Morris, BA’17 (History, First Nations Studies), has been added to the Athletics team. She will run the 100m hurdles as part of the games in Italy.

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Alumnus marks fandom one jersey at a time

June 4, 2019

Rawad Serhan, BSc’14, has gone viral with a video celebrating his Toronto Raptors fandom.

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Hasenfratz named Western’s 23rd Chancellor

May 23, 2019

Linamar Corporation CEO and philanthropist Linda Hasenfratz, BSc’89, MBA’97, has been named Western’s 23rd Chancellor.

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Alumna uses technology for social good

May 15, 2019

By using technology to create social impact, Natasha Jimenez, BA'14, BESc'14, has built a career that seamlessly combines her two degrees towards her passion for humanitarian design.

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Notable organist finds keys to perfect sound

May 6, 2019

Wherever John Vandertuin, BMus'82, MMus'88, has played – in practice rooms at Western and concert halls of California; in a cathedral in Paris, France, and in St. Paul’s United Church in Paris, Ont. – the organ has been his compass.

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Gerry honoured for lifetime in theatre spotlight

April 30, 2019

John Gerry, BA’77, will be presented with a Lifetime Membership Award for his dedication and vision in founding Music Theatre Productions, which started as London Musical Theatre 30 years and 75 productions ago.

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2019 Music Alumni Wall of Fame inductees announced

April 29, 2019

Andrea Kalyn, BMus’87, MA’90 and Phil Murphy, BA’59, are the 2019 Don Wright Faculty of Music Wall of Fame inductees for 2019.

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Whitney Biennial provides another stage for alumnus

April 23, 2019

Brendan Fernandes, MFA’05, is among 75 artists featured in this year’s Whitney Biennial, an exhibition widely considered the most important showcase of contemporary art today.

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Vysniauskas receives 2019 L.S. Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal

April 23, 2019

The 2019 recipient of the Lauchland Medal is Tony Vysniauskas, BESc’74 & MESc’76, CEO of Virtual Materials Group (VMG), Professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Engineering and former VP of Hyprotech.

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Alumna receives engineering honour

April 18, 2019

Catherine Karakatsanis, BESc'83, MESc'91, is the 2019 recipient of the Engineers Canada Gold Medal Award.

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Alumnus shares written word joy across Pakistan

April 12, 2019

Awais Khan, BA’08 (Economics), is Director of The Writing Institute, Pakistan’s largest Creative Writing Institution.

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Alumnus Malloy named Principal of King’s

April 10, 2019

Noted academic and alumnus David C. Malloy has been named the ninth Principal of King’s University College.

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Alumna sets out to make us all ‘Unsinkable’

April 4, 2019

Olympian Silken Laumann, BA’88, has launched ‘Unsinkable,’ a storytelling platform that shares stories of courage and resiliency.

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2019 Alumni Award of Merit recipients announced

April 2, 2019

The Alumni Association recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professions or communities.

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Ontario construction software firm Bridgit raises $6.2-million

March 17, 2019

The company now known as Bridgit Inc. began with what founders Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake call “crane hunting” – scouring London, Ont., for construction sites, looking for problems to solve.

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