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Alumni receive Accessibility awards

December 17, 2018

Two Western alumni were recently named recipients of Hon. David Onley Awards for Leadership in Accessibility.

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An award-winning story teller

December 17, 2018

Schulich alumnus Dr. Alex Lyttle, BMSc’07, MD’11, spent nearly seven years writing "From Ant to Eagle" - an award-winning story of deep sibling love that draws from his own experiences in residency.

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New Canadian Olympic Committee head

December 12, 2018

After spending the past seven years overseas as the head of NBA China, Western alumnus David Shoemaker, LLB’96, is coming home to lead the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC).

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Alumnus wins major prize for addiction work

December 6, 2018

Western alumnus Terry Robinson, PhD'78 (Biopsychology), has won a prestigious award for his research into the neuropsychology of addiction.

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Kind Mail eases exam stresses

December 6, 2018

More than 1,800 on- and off-campus students preparing for exams will be receiving postcards with personal messages from alumni, as Western delivers its third year of Kind Mail.

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Law alumni lauded at awards ceremony

November 27, 2018

The 2018 alumni awards of distinction, held November 20, honoured three of Western Law’s finest: Christopher Bredt, LLB’79, Michael Copeland, LLB'93, MBA'99 and Dale Ponder, LLB'80.

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Alumnae among Most Powerful Women

November 27, 2018

Nine Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced.

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Alumna skates ‘craziest path’ to rinkside success

November 16, 2018

As something of an accidental journalist, Sportsnet’s Chris Simpson, BA’85, has not only survived but thrived as the doyenne of NHL rinkside reporters in the country.

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‘Hockey mom’ keeps up with CanLit

November 16, 2018

Author Angie Abdou, MA’92 (English), whose new book Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom is a ‘Western Reads’ selection this year, has also written novels The Bone Cage and In Case I Go.

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Nothing but net for alumnus

November 16, 2018

Dario Zulich, HBA’86, is owner of both the Sudbury Wolves hockey team and the Sudbury 5, the newest entry into the National Basketball League of Canada.

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Alumna new Propel Entrepreneurship Director

November 13, 2018

Deniz Edwards, MBA'12, is the new Director of Western’s Propel Entrepreneurship Centre, having stepped into the role in October 2018.

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Rowing legend Al Morrow retires

November 13, 2018

After more than 40 years of coaching at club, provincial, university, national and international levels, Al Morrow, BA'72, is retiring from Rowing Canada Aviron.

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Alumna Hasenfratz named CEO of the Year

November 12, 2018

Alumna Linda Hasenfratz, BSc’89, MBA’97, was recently named Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2018.

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Statue echoes lessons of bravery, compassion

November 7, 2018

Western alumnus Wynn Walters, BA’59 (Journalism), sculpted a statue portraying Lt.-Col. Samuel Simpson Sharpe unveiled this summer in Sharpe’s hometown of Uxbridge, Ont.

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Connor awarded Ivey Business Leader honour

November 7, 2018

For Dean Connor, HBA ’78, receiving the Ivey Business Leader Award might have felt familiar. After all, the accolades have been rolling in for the President and CEO of Sun Life Financial.

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Adventure draws alumnus to Ukraine

October 31, 2018

Veteran Toronto police officer Felix Tam, BA’77 (Sociology), recently returned from Ukraine where he spent a year helping to train the country’s new National Police.

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Cameron Bailey: Stories build belonging

October 29, 2018

Alumnus Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director & Co-Head of TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at Western’s 312th Convocation.

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Rosamond Ivey: Welcomes graduates at Convocation

October 29, 2018

Alumna Rosamond Ivey, Managing Partner of JRS Group, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at Western’s 312th Convocation.

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Western's Special Olympics legacy grows

October 29, 2018

Western is ‘carrying the torch’ that Special Olympics pioneer and Western alumnus Frank Hayden lit so many years ago as it celebrates a $1.5-million donation for research into how sports benefits people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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The unstoppable power of Grayskull

October 24, 2018

Rob McCallum, (BA’04, Film Studies), produced The Power of Grayskull, among the films that will be screened at the third annual Forest City Film Festival (FCFF), taking place Oct. 25-28 at the London Public Library’s Wolf Performance Hall.

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