News Archive

Voice of the Raptors finds home at the mic

December 6, 2019

Teacher and Toronto Raptors broadcaster Paul Jones, BEd’82, MA’84, has compressed two careers into one lifetime – and he’s still going.

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Alumna turns to contest to keep presses rolling

December 4, 2019

Editor/owner Tara de Ryk, BA’92, has launched a contest seeking a buyer for her Saskatchewan weekly newspaper – the price being $1 and an editorial.

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Hickey named among Rhodes Scholars

November 27, 2019

One of only 11 Canadian students honoured this year, Patrick Hickey, HBA’19, becomes the 24th Rhodes Scholar in Western history.

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Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

November 27, 2019

Eleven Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced.

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Robson offers a royal review of writer’s life

November 18, 2019

Jennifer Robson, BA’92, is the author of the international best-seller The Gown, a novel that tells the story of the creation of then-Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.

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Alumna puts sting back in classic Marvel character

November 18, 2019

For her latest adventure, Sam Magg, BA'10, is writing a young adult novel featuring Wasp, one of Marvel’s smallest superheroes in terms of size but certainly not in stature.

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Alumna’s memoir explores race, city and self

November 12, 2019

Eternity Martis, BA’14, will release her debut memoir, ‘They Said This Would Be Fun,’ next spring. The book captures her difficulty navigating white spaces as a woman of colour.

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Alumna, professor put mind, body through paces

November 7, 2019

King’s researcher Wendy Ellis and psychologist Lindsey Forbes, BA’01, MA’03, PhD’08 (Clinical Psychology), have been friends since they attended Western and remain workout buddies.

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Startup harnesses ‘power of music’ for all

October 29, 2019

Co-founded by Ryan McCaul, BMus’17, Inclusive Instruments transforms mobile devices into adaptive instruments for anyone with a disability.

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Alumni, students among '20 In Their 20s' list

October 16, 2019

Western was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as numerous students and alumni were named to Business London’s 2019 '20 In Their 20s' list.

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Balestrini goes distance in running, research

October 12, 2019

Marathon runner Chris Balestrini, BSc’15, MSc’17, does more before 8 a.m. than some of us do all day.

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New director lights ‘beacon’ for students

October 9, 2019

Amanda Myers, BA’11, BEd’13, has taken on the new role of Director of Western's Indigenous Student Centre.

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Alumni, faculty among 20 Under 40

October 7, 2019

Western community was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as 15 alumni or faculty members were named among the 2019 20 Under 40 Award, LONDON INC. recently announced.

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Baking up batches of kindness

October 1, 2019

Deb Parr-Nash and Joanne Lombardi, BA’81, BEd’84, are making the world a nicer place – one cookie at a time.

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Alumna making her mark on e-learning

September 30, 2019

Crowdmark CEO Michelle Caers, BA’94, is one of the country’s leading e-learning entrepreneurs.

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Alumnus tapped for top Bank of Canada role

September 23, 2019

Toni Gravelle, BA’88, PhD’96 (Economics), has been named a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada.

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Gibson remembered as ‘cutting-edge’ author

September 20, 2019

Author and conservationist Graeme Gibson, BA’58, is being remembered as a writer who was in the vanguard of Canadian literature.

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Alumnus targets public health via social media

September 17, 2019

Sajjed Fazel, MPH’18, began a social-media blitz for public health in Tanzania – and launched a movement that continues to grow in the east African country.

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Finding happiness by degrees on campus and in life

September 6, 2019

Gillian Mandich, BHSc’07, MSc’12, PhD’19, has a message for students: Make time for gratitude, regardless of circumstances on any given day.

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Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

September 5, 2019

Author Lisa Bowes, BA’88 (Physical Education), recently released Lucy Tries Basketball, the fifth book in her Lucy Tries Sports series which encourages children to get active and participate in sports and recreation.

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