News Archive

Watsa named Huron’s first-ever chancellor

October 18, 2017

Canadian business icon Prem Watsa, MBA’74, LLD’12, has been named the first-ever Chancellor of Huron University College. The Chairman and CEO of Fairfax Financial Holding Ltd. was selected by Huron’s Board of Governors last month.

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Entrepreneur inspires girls to pursue education

October 11, 2017

Roberta Lindal, BA’14, credits an early mentor for sparking her idea to create clothing that inspires girls to pursue their education, and help others who face incredible obstacles in their learning.

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Alumnus named Family Physician of the Year

October 6, 2017

Dr. Michael Lee-Poy, MD’03, will be honoured next month in Montreal with a Family Physician of the Year Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Lee-Poy is a doctor at Kitchener’s Centre for Family Medicine.

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Six alumnae named Top Women in Tech

September 28, 2017

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, HBA’92, founder of theBoardlist, has released her list of the top women in tech and Silicon Valley – with a little purple pride mixed in.

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Alumna looks to end ‘isolation’ for others

September 21, 2017

An Anishinabe member of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Christy Bressette, BA’95 (Brescia), BEd’96, PhD’08, will co-chair Western's task force to implement its new Indigenous Strategic Plan.

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Developing basketball talent in China

September 15, 2017

Ken Chu, BACS’96, LLD’07, Chairman and CEO of Mission Hills Group and his brother Tenniel Chu along with with NBA China CEO David Shoemaker, LLD’96, announced they will set up China’s first NBA Basketball School.

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Legendary ‘Shoe’ a perfect fit for alumnus

September 15, 2017

Compared to the glitzy night clubs of the GTA, the Horseshoe Tavern can be off-putting to some people. David McPherson, BA’96, MA’98, freely admits this about his favourite haunt.

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Remembering Craig Sandre, BA'16

September 8, 2017

Friends and family of Craig Sandre, BA'16, are hoping members of the Western community will join them in preserving the memory of the popular young student one kilometre at a time Sept. 9 to 10.

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New book revives classic Canadian hitmakers

August 18, 2017

Mark Kearney, BA'77, who teaches writing at Western, recently published 'As The Years Go By …: Conversations With Canada’s Folk, Pop & Rock Pioneers,' a book he co-authored with long-time writing collaborator Randy Ray. The book features more than 100 stories of bands whose names or songs you might not know, but who played an integral part in Canada’s music landscape.

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Establishing her ‘Legacy’

August 18, 2017

Christine Rees, BA’15 (Media, Information & Technoculture), is the author of The Hidden Legacy, a young adult mystery and suspense novel she wrote while completing her studies.

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Sparkling example of creativity

August 17, 2017

Toronto jeweler Edan Twena, HBA’12, has taken his love for diamonds to new levels.

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Training the mind: Aaron Barth, MA'04, PhD'09

August 8, 2017

Aaron Barth, MA'04, PhD'09 (Philosophy), is solving business problems by combining brain science and the creative arts.

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Doc encourages cancer patients to take charge

August 8, 2017

Schulich professor and alum Dr. David Palma, MD'04, has released a new book, Taking Charge of Cancer, which gives newly diagnosed cancer patients a ‘self-guided checklist’ to ensure they’re getting the best care possible.

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Arsenault to co-host CBC's The National

August 2, 2017

Western alum Adrienne Arsenault is set to co-host CBC's The National starting this fall.

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Meet Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator

August 1, 2017

The first round of NAFTA talks are set to take place Aug. 16-20 with alumnus Steve Verheul, BA'82, MA'84 (Political Science) as Canada's chief negotiator.

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Performance app moves athletes beyond training

July 27, 2017

Ronen Benin, HBA’12, a former national level swimmer and coach, was inspired to develop Logit, a digital log/journal for athletic performance, to help his younger brother, Daniel Benin, BMOS’15, then a member of the Western Mustang’s swim team, anticipate illness, injury and potential burnout.

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Alumnus’ bike lane blitz making TO streets safer

July 27, 2017

Kyle Ashley, BA’12 (Psychology and Anthropology), a parking enforcement officer with Toronto Police Service, reaches out to Toronto’s cyclists over Twitter, under the handle @TPS_ParkingPal.

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Alumni named Top 40 Under 40

July 5, 2017

Western University congratulates five of its alumni for being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017. Through hard work and dedication, these alumni have earned one of Canada’s most prestigious honours for young leaders.

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Plotting a course for golf’s future in Canada

June 28, 2017

Laurence Applebaum, HBA’94, was recently named Chief Executive Officer of Golf Canada. The Toronto native, who spent the last five years as Executive Vice-President of the Women’s Tennis Association, succeeds Chief Sport Officer Jeff Thompson in the position.

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Grad takes stand on gender identity

June 28, 2017

Joshua M. Ferguson, BA’09 (Film Studies), identifies as non-binary trans and uses the pronouns ‘they,’ ‘them’ and ‘their’ to reflect gender identity. The writer and filmmaker recently applied for a non-binary birth certificate in Ontario, attracting media attention and fostering conversations surrounding recognition of gender identity across Canada.

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