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Program helps retrain brain, refocus life

Program helps retrain brain, refocus life

Adam Rice knew precisely why he wanted to return to school, nearly a decade after his undergraduate years at Huron University College. “I wanted to retrain my brain. I thought there was no better way to do that than by being in school and using my head.” Rice, 32, is...

Preserving Canadian memory on Juno Beach

Preserving Canadian memory on Juno Beach

Rebecca (Cline) Le Savoureux, BA’05 (Political Science, French), is ensuring the world never forgets the contributions of Canadian soldiers who liberated a country and freed a planet from fascism during the Second World War.

Alumnus finding sound footing with underdogs

Alumnus finding sound footing with underdogs

For Patrick Spence, being the underdog isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Unlike his peers, who took more conventional routes into consulting or banking after graduating from Ivey Business School, Spence decided to go off the beaten path and join a small, Canadian...

App puts recess to work for users

App puts recess to work for users

Business networking events just didn’t cut it for an introvert like Sean Ho Lung. Too much small talk. Too little opportunity to gauge a connection. He wanted to establish a professional network – but on his terms. Enter Club Recess. “When networking, especially as a...

Alumna sets sights on world’s tallest peak

Alumna sets sights on world’s tallest peak

Only two years ago, Illina Frankiv had never set foot on a mountain. Today, she has successfully summited some of the most formidable peaks in the world, and now has her sights set on the Earth’s tallest – Mount Everest.

Students dine on Western alumni dime

Students dine on Western alumni dime

Having breakfast taken care of made for a good start to Ellen McGran’s day. “I thought it was such a good idea. A really good idea. Out of nowhere, somebody’s bought you breakfast – it’s such a nice feeling,” said the third-year MIT student, who had the opportunity to...

Around the world in 40 days

Around the world in 40 days

One hundred and three airports. Fourteen countries. Thirty-eight thousand kilometres. In the span of just over a month.

Workshopping Samuels’ ‘Because I Am Your Queen’

Workshopping Samuels’ ‘Because I Am Your Queen’

More than a dozen students and faculty had the opportunity to work alongside a playwright last month, workshopping Because I am Your Queen, a new play by New York City author and playwright Mina Samuels. Joined by dancer and choreographer Jacqueline Dugal, the...

Dear Mr. Fantasy: Alumnus talks politics behind fantasy baseball

Dear Mr. Fantasy: Alumnus talks politics behind fantasy baseball

Get Rob Silver, LLB’00, talking politics and you might be a while. Get him talking about baseball and you’ll need to grab a seat. The Western alumnus is a founding partner of Crestview Strategy, a Toronto- and Ottawa-based government relations firm. He may be a...

Language has been her passport to life

Language has been her passport to life

For most of us, Lucie Bartosova’s dreams would require subtitles. Bartosova, BA’03, BEd’07, MA’09, has a mind for language – she was born into Czech, quickly learned English, started French in Grade 3, Spanish in high school and German in university, and then, through...

Alumnus’ story of mental health struggle brings hope

Alumnus’ story of mental health struggle brings hope

“It was clear something was amiss,” said Harlin Braichet, looking back at his teenage-self growing up in Sarnia. “It hadn’t manifested itself completely, but once I got to university in the States, that’s when my behaviour became more and more erratic and I knew...

Program helps retrain brain, refocus life

Program helps retrain brain, refocus life

Adam Rice knew precisely why he wanted to return to school, nearly a decade after his undergraduate years at Huron University College. “I wanted to retrain my brain. I thought there was no better way to do that than by being in school and using my head.” Rice, 32, is...

Preserving Canadian memory on Juno Beach

Preserving Canadian memory on Juno Beach

Rebecca (Cline) Le Savoureux, BA’05 (Political Science, French), is ensuring the world never forgets the contributions of Canadian soldiers who liberated a country and freed a planet from fascism during the Second World War.

Alumnus finding sound footing with underdogs

Alumnus finding sound footing with underdogs

For Patrick Spence, being the underdog isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Unlike his peers, who took more conventional routes into consulting or banking after graduating from Ivey Business School, Spence decided to go off the beaten path and join a small, Canadian...

App puts recess to work for users

App puts recess to work for users

Business networking events just didn’t cut it for an introvert like Sean Ho Lung. Too much small talk. Too little opportunity to gauge a connection. He wanted to establish a professional network – but on his terms. Enter Club Recess. “When networking, especially as a...

Alumna sets sights on world’s tallest peak

Alumna sets sights on world’s tallest peak

Only two years ago, Illina Frankiv had never set foot on a mountain. Today, she has successfully summited some of the most formidable peaks in the world, and now has her sights set on the Earth’s tallest – Mount Everest.

Students dine on Western alumni dime

Students dine on Western alumni dime

Having breakfast taken care of made for a good start to Ellen McGran’s day. “I thought it was such a good idea. A really good idea. Out of nowhere, somebody’s bought you breakfast – it’s such a nice feeling,” said the third-year MIT student, who had the opportunity to...

Around the world in 40 days

Around the world in 40 days

One hundred and three airports. Fourteen countries. Thirty-eight thousand kilometres. In the span of just over a month.

Workshopping Samuels’ ‘Because I Am Your Queen’

Workshopping Samuels’ ‘Because I Am Your Queen’

More than a dozen students and faculty had the opportunity to work alongside a playwright last month, workshopping Because I am Your Queen, a new play by New York City author and playwright Mina Samuels. Joined by dancer and choreographer Jacqueline Dugal, the...

Dear Mr. Fantasy: Alumnus talks politics behind fantasy baseball

Dear Mr. Fantasy: Alumnus talks politics behind fantasy baseball

Get Rob Silver, LLB’00, talking politics and you might be a while. Get him talking about baseball and you’ll need to grab a seat. The Western alumnus is a founding partner of Crestview Strategy, a Toronto- and Ottawa-based government relations firm. He may be a...

Language has been her passport to life

Language has been her passport to life

For most of us, Lucie Bartosova’s dreams would require subtitles. Bartosova, BA’03, BEd’07, MA’09, has a mind for language – she was born into Czech, quickly learned English, started French in Grade 3, Spanish in high school and German in university, and then, through...

Alumnus’ story of mental health struggle brings hope

Alumnus’ story of mental health struggle brings hope

“It was clear something was amiss,” said Harlin Braichet, looking back at his teenage-self growing up in Sarnia. “It hadn’t manifested itself completely, but once I got to university in the States, that’s when my behaviour became more and more erratic and I knew...