News Archive

Spence takes the helm at Sonos

May 12, 2017

In January, Patrick Spence, HBA’98, was named CEO of Sonos, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based wireless speaker and home sound system company. It’s an honour, Spence said, to take over the reins of the growing tech company.

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Meds 2017: Yousif Atwan

May 12, 2017

For Yousif Atwan, there was no “aha” moment, and no epiphany. Rather, the decision to pursue medicine was somehow just there - a plan slowly coming together one piece at a time. And it developed as a result of a strong family foundation, a fascination with science and an unexpected academic mentor who opened the door to new opportunities for him.

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Canada's next astronaut?

April 28, 2017

Francis James Frenzel, BSc'08, 1 of 17 has been shortlisted to become Canada’s next astronaut.

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Alumna sets sights on world’s tallest peak

April 27, 2017

Illina Frankiv, BSc’11, MES’13, is taking on the Seven Summits – seeking to climb the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents. She has already climbed two, and plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September and Everest in April 2018.

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Around the world in 40 days

April 13, 2017

Aviators Bob and Steve Dengler, BA’93, are set to be the first father/son team to circumnavigate the globe in a helicopter.

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Alumna off to Antarctica for climate research

April 12, 2017

More than 70 women with a background in science, including Cathy Sorbara, BMSc’06, will embark on a three-week excursion to Antarctica where they will network, learn about climate change research and engage in leadership training.

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Language has been her passport to life

April 12, 2017

An advocate for language education, Lucie Bartosova, BA’03, BEd’07, MA’09, works as a project manager for the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks.

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Story of mental health struggle brings hope

April 12, 2017

Western alumnus Harlin Braichet, BMus’13 (Honors), said sharing the story of his journey with schizophrenia lets others know there is a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to dealing with a mental illness.

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Fantasy baseball hobby pays off

April 12, 2017

Alumnus Rob Silver, LLB'00, won the National Fantasy Baseball Championship and its $125,000 USD prize last year.

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Dr. Mark Botsford: Team player

April 7, 2017

For Dr. Mark Botsford, DDS’89, dentistry is a team sport. “Each player has a unique role to play and together we are all focused on a singular goal – treating our patient,” he said.

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Dentistry: A family affair

April 3, 2017

They may span three generations, but Dr. Jessica Gold, DDS’16, her father and her grandfather are bound by one common interest: the field of dentistry.

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CEO boasts a career of connectivity

March 17, 2017

Ysni Semsedini, MESc’03, at the age of 33 was named CEO of Festival Hydro in Stratford, becoming the youngest CEO of any of the more than 70 utilities across the province.

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Alumna inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

March 17, 2017

Patricia Laing, BA’54, who officiated high school and university basketball for more than four decades, making countless calls on the court, finally received a call of her own – from the Ontario Basketball Association Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

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Using comics to teach importance of vaccines

March 17, 2017

Alumnus Dr. Kumanan Wilson, MD’93, developed a comic called Immunity Warriors: Invasion of the Alien Zombies, as a way to teach children about the role immunizations play in defending our bodies against illness.

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Forging success on ‘atypical’ career path

March 9, 2017

Travis McKenna, BMOS’15, is CEO of Wrist & Rye, a company that sells upscale bracelets. The company recently worked with Propel Entrepreneurship to accelerate their business success and have a Western-specific bracelet that can be purchased at The Book Store.

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Remembering Bonnie Burnard, BA'67

March 7, 2017

Award-winning author, alumna and former Western writer-in-residence Bonnie Burnard, BA'67, passed away on March 4 at the age of 72.

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Governor General’s Award for alumna artist

March 2, 2017

Shelley Niro, MFA’97, was awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts last month.

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Canada Post celebrates alumna’s operatic career

March 2, 2017

Adrianne Pieczonka, BMus’85, DMus’12, will appear on a Canadian stamp, part of a collection that celebrates two Canadian-penned operas and three individuals credited with bringing modern Canadian opera talent to the world stage.

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Alumna appointed Western Law Dean

March 2, 2017

Erika Chamberlain, LLB'01, has been appointed to a five-year term as Dean of Law, beginning May 1, 2017.

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Starring an academic as an accidental actor

February 28, 2017

Patrick Monaghan, PhD’84, just wrapped filming the role of Thomas Lewis, President of the British Seafarers’ Union, in a TV drama/documentary called Titanic: The New Evidence, which aired in Britain in December and will air on the Discovery Channel in Canada in April.

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