Alumni
Alumnus selected to help shape future of NATO

Alumnus selected to help shape future of NATO

Western alumnus Kevin Vuong is the sole Canadian among 14 youth leaders chosen to share their views on security and peace with the National Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Grad’s pitch for sport science helps Blue Jays

Grad’s pitch for sport science helps Blue Jays

When the the Toronto Blue Jays aim for even greater heights next season, Clare Padmore hopes to share in their success as a biolmechanical engineer working to help ballplayers achieve their athletic potential.
Padmore graduates this fall with her PhD in biomechanics and biomechanical engineering and joins a community of more than 315,000 Western alumni worldwide.

Research a ‘safe haven’ for PhD graduate

Research a ‘safe haven’ for PhD graduate

From his hospital bed, Steven Gameiro, PhD’20, made the decision to completely pivot the focus of his doctoral research. It was a risky, but necessary move for the young scientist. He was used to working in a wet lab setting, exploring cancers caused by the human...

Business, English grad takes the road less travelled

Business, English grad takes the road less travelled

Ellie Sak may well be the first business student in Ivey Business School history to clinch an internship by reciting Robert Frost poems. And, to borrow from the poet’s voice, that has made all the difference in helping her land a career she loves.

Debut novel combines tech, comic worlds

Debut novel combines tech, comic worlds

Drew Murray, can credit his storied career partly to technology’s triumph over the curse of cursive. Now Murray, BA’97, MBA’06, is celebrating his debut novel, Broken Genius.

Alumna’s debut novel wins Leacock Medal for Humour

Alumna’s debut novel wins Leacock Medal for Humour

Western alumna Heidi Jacobs, MLIS’06, was awarded this year’s Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for her debut novel ‘Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and Purveyor of Fine Footwear.’

Nature and nurture lead grad to dentistry

Nature and nurture lead grad to dentistry

For Amr Alsabbagh, the Allyn & Betty Taylor Library at Western will always hold special significance. He spent many hours in that popular study spot, working alongside two familiar study buddies – his parents.

Graduation 2020 marks a year to remember

Graduation 2020 marks a year to remember

It has been a year like no other for Western graduates, so it makes sense that the university is marking their achievements with a celebration like no other in its history.