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Congratulations, Mustangs! You did it! Now, celebrate with friends and family.

To celebrate those who helped, inspired and encouraged the Class of 2020 along the way to this significant milestone, graduates are writing messages of GRADitude to family, friends, professors and more. Mustangs, write your GRADitude notes here!


Thank you to my parents who sacrificed so much for me. Without their support, I don't know where I'd be. Thank you to my 6West family for the great memories of our friendship. S/O to section 1 for making Ivey one of the best experiences. Y'all are amazing

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Aaser Sadek, HBA
Fort McMurray AB, Canada
Ivey Business School
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020

I dedicate this accomplishment to my parents, the two most important people in my life. My constant support, drive, and motivation. I can never thank you enough.

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Amal Muselmani, Health Studies
London ON, Canada
Faculty of Health Sciences
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020

How I wish my grandmom was around to see this day, although you are no more but your memories still live with me; my degree is dedicated to you grandmom. Thanks for making it possible for me to be educated in spite you weren't educated.

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Aminata Foeday
London Ontario, Canada
Social Justice and Peace Studies
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Thank you to the amazing members of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology for such an amazing experience at Western. A special thank you to Dr. Urquhart, Dr. Tirona, Dr. Woods and Dr. Schwarz for teaching me and allowing me to love phys/pharm.
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Ashley Domingues, Honors Specialization in Pharmacology
Barrie ON, Canada
Physiology and Pharmacology

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
A big thank you to my friends and family for supporting me along my journey at Western. I have made some amazing friendships that will last a lifetime. Thank you to my amazing boyfriend for being my biggest support system through every midterm and final.
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Ashley Domingues, Honors Specialization in Pharmacology
Barrie ON, Canada
Physiology and Pharmacology

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Thank you to Patricia Mason and Lauren Starr for the amazing opportunity to complete the science internship program during my time at Western. The preparation workshops and the work-term will always be so valuable to me.
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Ashley Domingues, Honors Specialization in Pharmacology
Barrie ON, Canada
Physiology and Pharmacology

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
I want to thank Rachel Wilson and Dr. Nica Borradaile for an amazing fourth-year experience in the lab. Although our time was cut short, I will take so much of what I have learned with me in my future endeavours. Thank you for the laughs and the memories.
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Ashley Domingues, Honors Specialization in Pharmacology
Barrie ON, Canada
Physiology and Pharmacology

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020

Studying at UWO has been a period of my life that has meant so much to me. One of my big dreams was to wear a convocation gown, and taking pictures with my grandsons on campus. The dream didn't come true but I finally experience a virtual PhD graduation!

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Azar Varahrami Vigeh, PhD
Toronto Ontario, Canada
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
azar_varahra https://www.linkedin.com/in/azar-varahra/

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020

My family - especially my parents - can never be thanked enough for their continuous love and support, particularly over the last four years. Without them, I would definitely not be where I am today and I'm so thankful every day for them!

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Caitlynn Mirabelli, Honours Specialization Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Hamilton ON, Canada
Basic Medical Sciences

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020

Dr. Beveridge, when I went to your classes back in 3rd year, I always left the room energized and excited about human anatomy. It was an honour to have you as my PI for my thesis project. You're such an amazing supervisor & I hope you know that!

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Chih-Sheng Liao, BMSc
Markham Ontario, Canada
Medical Sciences
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
I'd like to thank my professors, friends, family and all others who have have been a part of my journey over the past few years. I would like to thank my professors especially for introducing me to the world of literature. I am happy to have grown here.
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Diego Gonzalez, B. A. Honours
London ON, Canada
Arts & Humanitites

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Thank you to my mom, dad and brother for helping me get through my degree. To all the friends I've loved and lost, thank you for teaching me more about myself than I knew. Cheers to the best 5 years of my life...so far! Mustangs forever!
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Dyanca D'Lima
Richmond Hill ON, Canada
Social Science
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
The decision to attend Western has been truly life-changing! I couldn't have done it without the support of my family, friends, amazing profs, and supportive staff. Thank you Western for delivering on your promise of the best student experience!
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Erin Anderson, Honours Specialization in Creative Writing and English Language and Literature
London ON, Canada
Arts & Humanities
@MrsAwwkward @hippie.feet https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-anderson-she-her-0b2132134/

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
I would like to thank my aunt and uncle (Gohar & Shahid) who live in London for their unconditional support and love during my time at Western University. I have learned so much from you guys. Thank you for all the love and amazing memories!
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Fatima Shaikh, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Brampton ON, Canada
Faculty of Health Sciences
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Thank you Western, teachers, and colleagues for this amazing experience!!! So proud to be part of the Class 2020!!
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Javier Gomez Ospina, Master of Engineering
London ON, Canada
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020

I want to thank my mom and dad for everything they have done so that I can graduate. Everything from late night chats, rants about homework or when I'm overwhelmed, and teaching me how to live on my own. They have supported me through it all! Thank you!

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Jenna Bozzo, BA Philosophy & Criminology
Toronto Ontario, Canada
Arts & Humanities
jennabozzo

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Thank you! School has flown by and has changed my life for the better due to the fantastic teachers, support & fellow students. Thank you to everyone who is celebrating 2020 graduation with me. It was truly one of the greatest experiences of my life!
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Jenny Stapleton, Certificate in Loss, Grief & Bereavement Studies
London ON, Canada
Thanatology
@jennylks jennylks jennifer.stapleton@rogers.com

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Fasten your seatbelt, Leila. Shiny future is ahead...
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Leila Bahman, MESc
Grimsby ON, Canada
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Western has their "best student experience" guarantee for recruiting new students. Thank you for exceeding those expectations. To all my new friends and colleagues I met along the way, I'm beyond grateful for everything.
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Mark Da Costa
Burlington ON, Canada
Science
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020

Thank you, mom and dad, for your guidance and support. You've inspired and encouraged me to be the best student I could possibly be and I wouldn't have gotten where I am today without you. And thank you, Western, for the great memories! It's been a ride!

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Mohammad Noor Tamim, Bachelor of Engineering Science
London ON, Canada
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020

Words are inadequate to express my sincere gratitude to my amazing supervisor Dr. Paulette Rothbauer for her exceptional research and academic support for the last six years. You are the best! Thank you FIMS for an exceptional learning experience.

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Nafiz Shuva, PhD
London ON, Canada
Information and Media Studies
@NafizShuva nafizshuva

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Thanks to my mom and and dad for supporting me through school and putting up with me all these years. I couldn't have done this without them. Hope there will be an in person graduation so we can have a traditional celebration too!
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Nick Meisner, BSc
Tiny ON, Canada
Faculty of Science

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
I would like to say thank you to all the Brescia staff, professors and international student coordinator. You all supported and guided me to achieve my goal. Thank you very much to Brescia University College.
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Priyanka Priyanka, MOS
London ON, Canada

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Thank you to my wonderful professors, Shawn Spicer, Aaron Hodgson, Dr. Watson and Dr. Richardson (among many others) for your unwavering support these past 5 years. I will always remember how fantastic you made this experience.
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Samantha Lanooy, BMusA/HBA
London ON, Canada
Music
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020

Thank you to my parents for their unwavering support especially the last 4 years. I wouldn't be where I am without you, my success is a proxy to your love and patience. Big shout-out to all of my lovely friends, here's to 2020 and many more celebrations!

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Sudiksha Singh, Honours Specialization in Animal Behaviour
Mississauga ON, Canada
Science
Sudiksha_Singh

@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Thank you! Best 4 years!
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Tianyi Zhang
London ON, Canada
Social Science
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Coming to Western was one of the best decisions i've ever made. I'm grateful to piano professor Stephan Sylvester for believing in me, and for helping me reach my full potential.
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William Snyder, Artist Diploma
Toronto ON, Canada
Music
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020
Thanks for the virtual celebration! I appreciate it. I spent valuable and memorable time at Western. Thanks all my teachers, Stacey, Robert, Dawson, and so on. Thanks all my friends here. Shout out to our every Weldon night!!!!!
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Xueqing Tan, Bmos
Toronto ON, Canada
Accounting
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@westernuAlumni #purpleandproud #WesternClassof2020 #GRADitude2020