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Alumna finds happiness by degrees on campus, in life

Alumna finds happiness by degrees on campus, in life

Gillian Mandich is relentlessly upbeat. It’s not that she has led a carefree, stress-free life. It’s just that Mandich works hard at happiness, having trained herself to treat it as a necessary state of life, not a fleeting state of mind.

Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

Author Lisa Bowes, BA’88 (Physical Education), recently released ‘Lucy Tries Basketball,’ the fifth book in her Lucy Tries Sports series which encourages children to get active and participate in sports and recreation.

Marking 40 years of being a ‘little bit rah-rah’

Marking 40 years of being a ‘little bit rah-rah’

With a smile showing beneath the brim his trademarked Stetson hat, David Lee Tracey will tell you that he has been cheering for Western for a “freakishly long” time – and there is nothing wrong with that.

Alumna searches for botanist’s trailblazing work

Alumna searches for botanist’s trailblazing work

During her lifetime, ground-breaking botanist Kate Crooks received international acclaim for her work. But the whereabouts of those labours today – 500 pages of plant samples Crooks collected and pressed in the 1860s – remain a puzzle that Anna Soper, MLIS’16, is determined to solve.

Art exhibition helps inspire action on addiction

Art exhibition helps inspire action on addiction

A recent art exhibition curated by a Western alumnus was one of several community catalysts credited with leading to one Ontario city to open a residential addiction withdrawal and treatment centre this fall.

Alumna, animals aid others in coping with challenges

Alumna, animals aid others in coping with challenges

Her office consists of goats, dogs, chickens, horses, a wallaby and even a zorse. To some, a menagerie like that would make for unusual co-workers. But for Morrigan Reilly-Ansons, they are part of her commitment to helping others cope with life’s challenges.

Epilepsy Toolkit earns national honours

Epilepsy Toolkit earns national honours

Sometimes when Dylan Di Girolamo zoned out in class, her teachers or classmates thought she was just tired. One person, thinking she was high, once phoned police for help. Unfortunately, those misconceptions about seizures did not simply vanish when someone thought to check her MedicAlert bracelet.

Student’s story capable of building a nation

Student’s story capable of building a nation

Earlier this year, the Ecuadorian government named Lisbeth Pino, MPH’18, among its ‘Women Who Build Ecuador,’ a designation the country reserved for pioneers who “leave their stories in time, which cause breezes that will become new winds of hope and equality.”

Two alumni win award as top Canadian immigrants

Two alumni win award as top Canadian immigrants

A senior official with the Toronto Stock Exchange and an up-and-coming real estate lawyer – both community-driven Western alumni – have been named among Canada’s Top 25 immigrants in an award sponsored by RBC and Canadian Immigrant magazine.

Alumna finds happiness by degrees on campus, in life

Alumna finds happiness by degrees on campus, in life

Gillian Mandich is relentlessly upbeat. It’s not that she has led a carefree, stress-free life. It’s just that Mandich works hard at happiness, having trained herself to treat it as a necessary state of life, not a fleeting state of mind.

Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

Author Lisa Bowes, BA’88 (Physical Education), recently released ‘Lucy Tries Basketball,’ the fifth book in her Lucy Tries Sports series which encourages children to get active and participate in sports and recreation.

Marking 40 years of being a ‘little bit rah-rah’

Marking 40 years of being a ‘little bit rah-rah’

With a smile showing beneath the brim his trademarked Stetson hat, David Lee Tracey will tell you that he has been cheering for Western for a “freakishly long” time – and there is nothing wrong with that.

Alumna searches for botanist’s trailblazing work

Alumna searches for botanist’s trailblazing work

During her lifetime, ground-breaking botanist Kate Crooks received international acclaim for her work. But the whereabouts of those labours today – 500 pages of plant samples Crooks collected and pressed in the 1860s – remain a puzzle that Anna Soper, MLIS’16, is determined to solve.

Art exhibition helps inspire action on addiction

Art exhibition helps inspire action on addiction

A recent art exhibition curated by a Western alumnus was one of several community catalysts credited with leading to one Ontario city to open a residential addiction withdrawal and treatment centre this fall.

Alumna, animals aid others in coping with challenges

Alumna, animals aid others in coping with challenges

Her office consists of goats, dogs, chickens, horses, a wallaby and even a zorse. To some, a menagerie like that would make for unusual co-workers. But for Morrigan Reilly-Ansons, they are part of her commitment to helping others cope with life’s challenges.

Epilepsy Toolkit earns national honours

Epilepsy Toolkit earns national honours

Sometimes when Dylan Di Girolamo zoned out in class, her teachers or classmates thought she was just tired. One person, thinking she was high, once phoned police for help. Unfortunately, those misconceptions about seizures did not simply vanish when someone thought to check her MedicAlert bracelet.

Student’s story capable of building a nation

Student’s story capable of building a nation

Earlier this year, the Ecuadorian government named Lisbeth Pino, MPH’18, among its ‘Women Who Build Ecuador,’ a designation the country reserved for pioneers who “leave their stories in time, which cause breezes that will become new winds of hope and equality.”

Two alumni win award as top Canadian immigrants

Two alumni win award as top Canadian immigrants

A senior official with the Toronto Stock Exchange and an up-and-coming real estate lawyer – both community-driven Western alumni – have been named among Canada’s Top 25 immigrants in an award sponsored by RBC and Canadian Immigrant magazine.