Smeltzer, Stephenson named to Top 25


The University of Western Ontario boasts a pair of Canada’s most impactful women, according to Women of Influence Magazine.

Faculty of Information & Media Studies associate professor Sandra Smeltzer, below, and Richard Ivey School of Business Dean Carol Stephenson were named to the Canadian magazine’s annual Top 25 Women of Influence.

Three Western alumnae were also recognized by the magazine, including Farah Mohamed, MA’96 (Political Science), The Belinda Stronach Foundation president; Rosemary McCarney, LLB’77, Plan Canada president; and Dale Ponder, LLB’80, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP managing partner.

The official ranking will be released in the winter issue. Readers may vote on who they would like to see grace the cover of this commemorative issue at