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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.

Remembrance Day 2020: Western remembers

Remembrance Day 2020: Western remembers

Each Nov. 11, we remember those who served our country during times of war, conflict and peace. This year’s Remembrance Day ceremony will be virtual, and broadcast live at 10:45 a.m. with a moment of silence at 11 a.m.

The great diabetes idea, 100 years on

The great diabetes idea, 100 years on

You’d be hard pressed to find a more unlikely medical hero than Sir Frederick Banting, a young doctor and Western lecturer who didn’t even know how to spell ‘diabetes’ when – exactly 100 years ago – he came up with a radical idea to prevent millions of deaths .

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.

Bracelets honour friend’s memory, support mental health

Bracelets honour friend’s memory, support mental health

The bracelet, a rugby ball strung through with a blue paracord, bears the initials of Samuel James Baker. It is an enduring memorial to Sam Baker, said his friend Sepand Mesgarzadeh, an Ivey Business student who designed it and is selling identical ones as a...

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.

‘Be fearless and be yourself’: Faflak wins OCUFA teaching award

‘Be fearless and be yourself’: Faflak wins OCUFA teaching award

Joel Faflak’s faculty profile will tell you he teaches British Romantic poetry of the 18th century. But the award-winning prof will tell you – and his students and colleagues will attest – that his primary aim is to teach to the soul, to their humanity itself.