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Governor General taps trio for top PhD honours

Governor General taps trio for top PhD honours

For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. Based solely on academic criteria, there is no monetary award associated with the medal. The Gold Medals will be presented at...

Charpentier: Be open to new perspectives

Charpentier: Be open to new perspectives

Renowned molecular biologist Emmanuelle Charpentier, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science, honoris causa (DSc) at the Wednesday afternoon session of Western’s 310th Convocation.

Lazaridis: Education conquers fear

Lazaridis: Education conquers fear

  For his accomplished career in business, Michael Lazaridis, founder of Blackberry, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws,...

Mustang football tradition now a family affair

Mustang football tradition now a family affair

It wasn’t a hard decision for Bruce Lamb, HBA’85, and his daughter Tori, HBA’14, when the idea was floated: Come out to all the Mustangs home football games and, while you’re at it, why not bring along your horses?

Once star finds magic at Western

Once star finds magic at Western

Jeff Hamacher recalls strolling into his San Jose, Calif., music class as a 9-year-old, wondering what instrument he was going to choose. The guitar. The drums. Maybe the saxophone. Nope. How about that cello? “I cannot explain it very well. I recall grabbing a bow...

Watsa named Huron’s first-ever chancellor

Watsa named Huron’s first-ever chancellor

Canadian business icon Prem Watsa, MBA’74, LLD’12, has been named the first-ever Chancellor of Huron University College. The Chairman and CEO of Fairfax Financial Holding Ltd. was selected by Huron’s Board of Governors last month.

Entrepreneur inspires girls to pursue education

Entrepreneur inspires girls to pursue education

Roberta Lindal, BA’14, credits an early mentor for sparking her idea to create clothing that inspires girls to pursue their education, and help others who face incredible obstacles in their learning.

Relationships at heart of award-winning approach

Relationships at heart of award-winning approach

Dr. Michael Lee-Poy, MD’03, doesn’t hesitate in lauding Western and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as the motivation behind his early success as a family physician. “I think back to when I first applied for medical school and how Western appealed to...

Undergrad Awards applaud student scholars

Undergrad Awards applaud student scholars

Research papers by two Western students – Amy Lewis and Bridget Murphy – were selected as the best in the world through The Undergraduate Awards, a global academic competition that celebrates the world’s brightest undergraduate students. Overall, Western had the...

App extends a helping hand to students

App extends a helping hand to students

Ryan Persaud hopes future students need look no further than their phones to tap into the type of resilience necessary to survive and thrive in university. Persaud, BESc ‘16, had a rough final year on his way to a degree. Following surgery and recovery, he was forced...

Alumna looks to end ‘isolation’ for others

Alumna looks to end ‘isolation’ for others

An Anishinabe member of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Christy Bressette, among the first Indigenous persons to receive a Western doctorate, will co-chair the university’s task force to implement its new Indigenous Strategic Plan.

Legendary ‘Shoe’ a perfect fit for alumnus

Legendary ‘Shoe’ a perfect fit for alumnus

Compared to the glitzy night clubs of the GTA, the Horseshoe Tavern can be off-putting to some people. David McPherson freely admits this about his favourite haunt. The Queen Street icon is dark, cramped, and generally a bit rough around the edges. And while...

Young alumna establishing her ‘Legacy’

Young alumna establishing her ‘Legacy’

At 17, while on vacation, having powered through the stack of books she brought with her, and with no Internet connection, Christine Rees began writing her first book.

Alumnus’ bike lane blitz a viral hit in Toronto

Alumnus’ bike lane blitz a viral hit in Toronto

In just one day on the job, in less than two minutes, Kyle Ashley had issued six tickets – at $150 a pop – to drivers stopped or parked in bike lanes nearby the Eaton Centre along Toronto’s Shuter Street.

Alumni named Top 40 Under 40

Alumni named Top 40 Under 40

Western University congratulates five of its alumni for being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017. Through hard work and dedication, these alumni have earned one of Canada’s most prestigious honours for young leaders. Alumni honoured this year include: Kristen...