You almost feel sorry for Kevin O’Leary. Almost.
“If we could bring together the collective education and wisdom of all the graduates, just imagine what might be accomplished,” says Mary Elizabeth Hofstetter, who received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Western Thursday afternoon.
The seeds of the Special Olympics movement were planted in Frank Hayden at The University of Western Ontario.
Results are in for the latest Survey of Graduating Students, the annual questionnaire on satisfaction with various aspects of the university.
Companies don’t last for 100 years by being stagnant. In order to survive and thrive the changing business environment, companies have be adaptive and be willing to cut loose any ideas or products that are tethering you to the past, says Bruce Ross, president of IBM Canada.
The University of Western Ontario boasts a pair of Canada’s most impactful women, according to Women of Influence Magazine.
For Margie Bernal, choosing Western was all about “who you know.” In her case, it was her now sister-in-law living in Toronto who spurred her to look at Ontario universities for her graduate education. Then the list of teachers at the Don Wright Faculty of Music made Western her first choice.
On May 26 1881, an agreement was signed to establish a medical school at The University of Western Ontario. Putting pen to paper was all the impetus needed to unleash 130 years of groundbreaking research, exceptional medical education and the development of an elaborate health care community in London.
The fact that people in London are talking about The University of Western Ontario, even if it is criticism, is good news to president Amit Chakma.
Growing up in the shadow of dictatorship and enduring the reigns of Mussolini, the Nazis and the Yugoslav communists, Damjana Bratuz confesses her memories still haunt her to this day.
The man credited with conceiving the idea for the Special Olympics, an acclaimed CBC journalist, a leading voice in Canadian arts and an internationally recognized curator and philanthropist will receive honorary degrees when The University of Western Ontario hosts its 298th Convocation in October.
Few today remember that between 1924 and 1960 The University of Western Ontario shared its property with The London Hunt and Country Club, an 18-hole golf course that wended its way between the buildings and along both sides of the Thames River.
After spring semester 1974, Ray Elliott headed to Toronto secure only in the fact he had a place to stay – crashing with his brother. He had $50 in his pocket and no job prospects. But what would unfold over those few months would change a lot for the young man from Guelph and for his alma mater.
Jessica Hill choked up and could barely voice how much it means to her – and it’s only the first week of classes for the Leadership in Aboriginal Education program.
Cecilia Bartoli’s homepage claims the renowned coloratura mezzo soprano brings classical music close to the hearts of millions. One of those belongs to Western alumnus Houman Behzadi. In August, he will be one of 15 international singers to study with his idol in Switzerland at the Gstaad Vocal Academy.
Western alumnae Sandy Kirkley (MD’86) will be posthumously inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame July 8 during its Annual Meeting in California, honouring her work in the field of sports medicine.
Bruce Ross, BESc’85, knew IBM inside and out long before IBM knew Bruce Ross.
Bernard Wolfe says in order to make the most of their lives, graduates need to continue both their vocational and humanistic education.
While a challenging and uncertain time, David Naylor also told graduates it is a period of huge promise that will offer wonderful opportunities and great adventures.
The energy from those sitting in Alumni Hall was palpable, says Barbara Stymiest, looking around the room at what she described as future politicians, chief economists, social entrepreneurs, academic wunderkinds and leaders of all kinds.