News Archive

Alum pens how-to book on overseas volunteering

February 16, 2022

For the thousands of students who volunteer or intend to volunteer overseas, Western alum Susan E. Gibson has a word of advice: prepare to learn before you expect to serve.

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From Western track to bobsled run, Mustangs’ Olympic legacy continues

February 3, 2022

With the start of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, a Western Mustangs tradition is also afoot.

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Roberta Bondar: Trailblazer in space, explorer on Earth

January 21, 2022

On January 22, 1992, Dr. Roberta Bondar, MSc’71, DSc’95, made history.

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Order of Canada honours for alumni

January 4, 2022

Eight Western alumni have been named among 135 new appointments to the Order of Canada announced on Dec. 29, 2021 by Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada.

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Stitching together Western memories

December 22, 2021

Grace Andrews has a deft touch with a needle – a talent that has little to do with her long-time nursing career.

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Alumni named to London Inc.’s 20 under 40

December 22, 2021

Eleven Western alumni are among an “inspirational group” named to London, Ont.’s 20 Under 40 Class of 2021.

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Laughter, love and ‘permanent astonishment’ mark grad’s new memoir

December 20, 2021

Pianst and playwright Tomson Highway shares stories of his 'most spectacular' childhood

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‘Survivor’ winner a Western grad

December 17, 2021

Erika Casupanan, BA’11, kept her secret close to the vest for more than half a year.

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Western’s notable, quotable year in review

December 17, 2021

2021 a year of big themes, bold vision for university

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Alumnus’ short story collection inspired by Chemical Valley

November 25, 2021

When David Huebert came to Western, the Halifax native used the opportunity to explore nearby Lambton County, and his long-held concern around chemicals, capitalism and the climate crisis.

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Western graduates among Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

November 25, 2021

Honour recognizes outstanding young Canadians under age 40

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Mustangs Hall of Fame celebrates athletic greatness

November 19, 2021

Despite her eagerness to recount the athletic achievements of hundreds of women Mustangs, Helen Luckman, MEd’82, remains reticent about trumpeting her own.

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Western alumni make Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women list

November 18, 2021

Eight Western alumni have been named among Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2021. The women, leaders in the private, public and not-for profit sectors, are being recognized for empowering and championing others.

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Marking the ‘magical musical moments’ of Massey Hall

October 14, 2021

Western grad David McPherson's latest book honours iconic venue.

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New $1M-gift drives Western entrepreneurial programs

October 14, 2021

Western grad David McPherson's latest book honours iconic venue.

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Bringing home Olympic gold

October 13, 2021

Western grad Susanne Grainger reflects on Tokyo 2020 after winning gold during the women’s eight rowing.

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Star alumna brings ‘Joy’ to music

October 5, 2021

Kinesiology graduate Falana launching new music record.

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Western renames iconic stadium to Western Alumni Stadium

October 2, 2021

New name follows $1.4M gift from Alumni Association.

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Alumna drives design quality at LA-based luxury vehicle start-up

September 27, 2021

Interview with Western Engineering alumna Michelle Lo, BESc/HBA’15, about her exciting career in the automotive industry, her Western student experience, and understand the impact of mentors for women in STEM.

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Alumnus’ language degree launches spy agency career

September 10, 2021

Retired Canadian intelligence analyst writes book on history of terrorism.

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