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Marking the ‘magical musical moments’ of Massey Hall

Marking the ‘magical musical moments’ of Massey Hall

For author and Western graduate David McPherson, BA’96, MA’98, there’s nothing like seeing live music. “Ever since I saw The Who back in grade ten, at the CNE, I was hooked,” he said. “I love music, it’s my passion.” [caption id=”atta …

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...

Western names honorary degree recipients

Western names honorary degree recipients

Innovators, politicians, academics, an iconic Canadian author, a handful of industry titans and a former member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada highlight a lineup of honorary degrees recipients when Western hosts its 309th Convocation this spring....

Alumnus forging success on ‘atypical’ career path

Alumnus forging success on ‘atypical’ career path

If there’s one thing Travis McKenna didn’t want to do with his life, it was work a regular 9-5 job. A career in aviation seemed anything but traditional, so out of high school he applied, and was accepted to the Commercial Aviation Management (CAM) program in...

MD alumnus using comics to teach importance of vaccines

MD alumnus using comics to teach importance of vaccines

Alien invaders are taking over cities, multiplying and turning citizens into zombies. Although the population fights back and, ultimately, overcomes the assailants, losses are significant. How will they protect themselves against future assaults? While Immunity...

CEO alumnus boasts a career of connectivity

CEO alumnus boasts a career of connectivity

Don’t try to keep up with Ysni Semsedini on his fast track. Born and raised in St. Thomas, Ont., he was president of his hometown’s chapter of the Canadian Red Cross at 19. During both of his master’s degree programs – the first in Electrical Engineering at Western,...

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...

Western names honorary degree recipients

Western names honorary degree recipients

Innovators, politicians, academics, an iconic Canadian author, a handful of industry titans and a former member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada highlight a lineup of honorary degrees recipients when Western hosts its 309th Convocation this spring....

Alumnus forging success on ‘atypical’ career path

Alumnus forging success on ‘atypical’ career path

If there’s one thing Travis McKenna didn’t want to do with his life, it was work a regular 9-5 job. A career in aviation seemed anything but traditional, so out of high school he applied, and was accepted to the Commercial Aviation Management (CAM) program in...

MD alumnus using comics to teach importance of vaccines

MD alumnus using comics to teach importance of vaccines

Alien invaders are taking over cities, multiplying and turning citizens into zombies. Although the population fights back and, ultimately, overcomes the assailants, losses are significant. How will they protect themselves against future assaults? While Immunity...

CEO alumnus boasts a career of connectivity

CEO alumnus boasts a career of connectivity

Don’t try to keep up with Ysni Semsedini on his fast track. Born and raised in St. Thomas, Ont., he was president of his hometown’s chapter of the Canadian Red Cross at 19. During both of his master’s degree programs – the first in Electrical Engineering at Western,...