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Western grads check in for Netflix debut

Western grads check in for Netflix debut

It was New Year’s Day, 2016. Sarah Sklash, HBA’07, and April Brown, BMOS’06, raised their glasses to a resolution that ultimately changed their lives. “We cracked open a bottle of wine saying this would be the year we’d do something new and exci …

Treurnicht: Your education comes with responsibilities

Treurnicht: Your education comes with responsibilities

For her tireless advocacy for innovation and an accomplished career in the sciences, Ilse Treurnicht, CEO of MaRS Discovery District, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science, honoris causa (D.Sc.) at the Thursday afternoon session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

Alper: Aspire to leadership with courage

Alper: Aspire to leadership with courage

Howard Alper, a renowned academic chemist and professor at the University of Ottawa, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science, honoris causa (D.Sc.) at the Thursday morning session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

Off: We have failed your generation

Off: We have failed your generation

In recognition of her accomplished career as a journalist, Carol Off, author, commentator and host of CBC’s ‘As It Happens,’ was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), at the Wednesday morning session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

White-Eye: Build bridges. Extend a hand.

White-Eye: Build bridges. Extend a hand.

For her community leadership and dedication to education, Leslee White-Eye, Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), at the Tuesday afternoon session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

Greenaway: Set out to give more than you take

Greenaway: Set out to give more than you take

In recognition of his accomplished career as an economist, academic and entrepreneur, David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, received an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), at the Tuesday morning session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

Plotting a course for golf’s future in Canada

Plotting a course for golf’s future in Canada

A photo has hung in Laurence Applebaum’s office for years. It’s a picture of six golfers – one lining up a putt – on Western’s campus in the late 1950s with University College in the background. “I tell people that’s where I barely passed Philosophy in first year,”...

Alumni make music in The Early Morning

Alumni make music in The Early Morning

A simple love of music brought a lawyer, a dietician and a French immersion teacher together to form a band and craft their own unique sound – after their day jobs and the kids are asleep. Western alumni Malcolm Scott, Johanna Kaipainen and Sandy MacDonald are all...

Alumnus finds roughs in the diamond

Alumnus finds roughs in the diamond

W.G. (Will) Braund loves baseball. But when it comes to chatting about the great American pastime, he’s likely to share stories of wrestling alligators, fighting bears, eating live snakes on the vaudeville stage and partying with the likes of Jack Dempsey, Douglas...

Project eyes extent of mayoral power in Canada

Project eyes extent of mayoral power in Canada

How much political muscle do Canadian mayors flex? That is exactly what Political Science PhD student Kate Graham’s The Mayors Project hopes to find out. “So often you hear language that we have ‘weak mayors’ in Canada or a ‘weak mayoral system,’ which is language...

Ivey grad gives nation permission to Play On!

Ivey grad gives nation permission to Play On!

Little is more quintessentially Canadian than street hockey. So it may seem odd a street basketball tournament provided the spark that led to the creation of the world’s largest annual street hockey festival. When Scott Hill, MBA’02, witnessed the popularity of a...

A Western Relationship

A Western Relationship

My mother, Wendy Waldie, was an employee of Western for 38 years. She passed away Jan. 24 and the flag on University College was lowered in recognition of her many years of service. As we were sorting out some of her personal effects, I came across a short essay she...

Treurnicht: Your education comes with responsibilities

Treurnicht: Your education comes with responsibilities

For her tireless advocacy for innovation and an accomplished career in the sciences, Ilse Treurnicht, CEO of MaRS Discovery District, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science, honoris causa (D.Sc.) at the Thursday afternoon session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

Alper: Aspire to leadership with courage

Alper: Aspire to leadership with courage

Howard Alper, a renowned academic chemist and professor at the University of Ottawa, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science, honoris causa (D.Sc.) at the Thursday morning session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

Off: We have failed your generation

Off: We have failed your generation

In recognition of her accomplished career as a journalist, Carol Off, author, commentator and host of CBC’s ‘As It Happens,’ was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), at the Wednesday morning session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

White-Eye: Build bridges. Extend a hand.

White-Eye: Build bridges. Extend a hand.

For her community leadership and dedication to education, Leslee White-Eye, Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), at the Tuesday afternoon session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

Greenaway: Set out to give more than you take

Greenaway: Set out to give more than you take

In recognition of his accomplished career as an economist, academic and entrepreneur, David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, received an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), at the Tuesday morning session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

Plotting a course for golf’s future in Canada

Plotting a course for golf’s future in Canada

A photo has hung in Laurence Applebaum’s office for years. It’s a picture of six golfers – one lining up a putt – on Western’s campus in the late 1950s with University College in the background. “I tell people that’s where I barely passed Philosophy in first year,”...

Alumni make music in The Early Morning

Alumni make music in The Early Morning

A simple love of music brought a lawyer, a dietician and a French immersion teacher together to form a band and craft their own unique sound – after their day jobs and the kids are asleep. Western alumni Malcolm Scott, Johanna Kaipainen and Sandy MacDonald are all...

Alumnus finds roughs in the diamond

Alumnus finds roughs in the diamond

W.G. (Will) Braund loves baseball. But when it comes to chatting about the great American pastime, he’s likely to share stories of wrestling alligators, fighting bears, eating live snakes on the vaudeville stage and partying with the likes of Jack Dempsey, Douglas...

Project eyes extent of mayoral power in Canada

Project eyes extent of mayoral power in Canada

How much political muscle do Canadian mayors flex? That is exactly what Political Science PhD student Kate Graham’s The Mayors Project hopes to find out. “So often you hear language that we have ‘weak mayors’ in Canada or a ‘weak mayoral system,’ which is language...

Ivey grad gives nation permission to Play On!

Ivey grad gives nation permission to Play On!

Little is more quintessentially Canadian than street hockey. So it may seem odd a street basketball tournament provided the spark that led to the creation of the world’s largest annual street hockey festival. When Scott Hill, MBA’02, witnessed the popularity of a...

A Western Relationship

A Western Relationship

My mother, Wendy Waldie, was an employee of Western for 38 years. She passed away Jan. 24 and the flag on University College was lowered in recognition of her many years of service. As we were sorting out some of her personal effects, I came across a short essay she...