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Alumni named to two 'top' London lists

October 23, 2018

Western congratulates eight of its alumni for being named to London’s Top 20 Under 40, as identified by London Inc. magazine, for 2018. The honour is awarded to young leaders who make a difference in the community.

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After catastrophic injury, grad beats the odds

October 23, 2018

Serena Tejpar survived a horrific car crash, and is graduating with her class on Oct. 24, 2018.

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The ‘Philly welcome’ and other hockey tales

October 17, 2018

As long-time Montreal Gazette sports reporter Pat Hickey, MA’78, tells the tale, he emerged from Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Centre hockey’s Eastern Conference playoffs in 2010 – the Canadiens won, 5-1 – to find his car had been the target of a ‘Philly welcome.’

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$7-million gift from John Wood, HBA ’64

October 17, 2018

$7-million gift creates John F. Wood Centre for Innovation in Business Learning

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Governor General honours for alumni

October 9, 2018

For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. The prestigious medal is based solely on academic criteria. Three Western graduates are among recipients of the honour this year.

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Continuing a lifetime mission of compassion

September 26, 2018

The challenges faced by newcomers are close to home for Saara Bhanji, BA’07, MSc’16, as her mother came to Canada as a refugee with her family from Uganda during the time of Idi Amin.

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Skier dives feet first into world competition

September 26, 2018

Champion skier Becky Moynes Meyer, MPT’17, has seemingly had a leg up – or, rather, barefoot up – on the competition from the start.

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Alumnus is CBC's newest Dragon

September 20, 2018

Cinema mogul Vincenzo Guzzo, BA'91 (Economics) joins the new season of CBC's Dragons' Den.

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An affinity partnership in action

September 19, 2018

Through generous contributions made by TD Insurance, Western University’s Department of Alumni Relations recently added two new full-time positions to their staff roster.

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Putting big ideas into small batches

September 17, 2018

After briefly working in finance, Geoff Dillon, BSc’10, educated himself in the art of distilling. That dedication to the craft has paid off as Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers has been making waves in the Canadian craft spirits industry.

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Bringing stories to life on Broadway

September 17, 2018

Astrid Van Wieren, BA’88, is bringing to life on Broadway one of the most authentically Canadian stories ever told. In doing so, she hopes to introduce the world to the power of empathy and humanity toward each other.

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New book serves up financial recipes

September 17, 2018

Gordon Stein, BESc.’84, author of Cashflow Cookbook, answers questions on his ‘bookishness’ and writing.

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Carrying the weight of the future

September 4, 2018

Danielle Holdsworth, BA’02, BEd’03, is a competitive world-class weightlifter and paddle boarder - and schoolteacher/librarian.

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Alumnus embracing pop culture career revival

July 23, 2018

Paul Soles, BA’53, provided the voice of both Hermey, the elf who wants to be a dentist, in the 1964 stop-motion classic ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ as well as the original voice of Spider-Man in the 1967 cartoon series of the same name.

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Alumnus keeps hockey headshots in sights

July 23, 2018

It was more than 20 years ago, but memories of that night in the London Ice House continue to fuel Ken Bocking’s, MD'75, fight to rid hockey of headshots and the debilitating trauma they cause.

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Alumni get AHead of the curve with simulations startup

July 19, 2018

Alumni get AHead of the curve with simulations startup

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Alumni named Order of Canada recipients

July 11, 2018

Five Western alumni were named among 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada, Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, recently announced. The new member list includes 3 Companions, 20 Officers and 82 Members.

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Western mourns death of former Chancellor

July 9, 2018

Western is mourning the passing of former Chancellor Grant Reuber, BA’50, LLD’85, who served the university in multiple capacities, including as head of Economics and Sociology, the first dean of the Faculty of Social Science, as Provost & Vice-President (Academic), and eventually, as Chancellor. He died July 7 at the age of 90.

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Alumni earn Top Immigrant honours

July 6, 2018

Western alumni Kundan Joshi, BESc’04 (Software Engineering), founder and CEO of TheAppLabb, and Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi, BSc’08 (Medical Sciences & Sociology), a dermatologist, have been named among the 10th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants,

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Making a digital mark on a global scale

July 4, 2018

Kundan Joshi, BESc’04, immigrated with his family from Mumbai to Canada in 2000, moving here to pursue his software engineering degree here at Western. As a new undergraduate, Joshi quickly embraced the student experience, eager to explore and succeed in his new country.

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