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Selection takes Western Reads behind bars

Selection takes Western Reads behind bars

Rene Denfeld has walked amongst society’s most deviant members. But the conversations she has exchanged through iron bars and doors offer her unique insights into the minds of the condemned and those charged with guarding them.

Morneau, Philpott named to Trudeau cabinet

Morneau, Philpott named to Trudeau cabinet

Recently elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tapped William Morneau, BA’86 (Political Science), as Finance Minister and Jane Philpott, MD’84, as Health Minister during ceremonies held today at Rideau Hall.

Newmans bring ‘hard truths’ to campus on book tour

Newmans bring ‘hard truths’ to campus on book tour

Kevin Newman, left, award-winning anchorman and journalist with CTV, joined his son, Alex, on campus earlier this week to discuss their new book, All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That...

This is the coolest man in all of Toronto. Just ask Drake.

This is the coolest man in all of Toronto. Just ask Drake.

Follow @norm on Twitter and you’ll find out he’s a defender of Toronto; Drake’s self-proclaimed guardian angel; Mrs. Kelly’s favourite son; and not related to American R&B singer R. Kelly. He also really wants to know why some of you keep calling him ‘dad.’...

For the Murrays, Western is a family affair

For the Murrays, Western is a family affair

All you have to do is count the number of degrees hanging up at Neil and Glenda Murray’s home and you’ll see Western is something of a tradition in the family. When Kimberly Murray, their youngest, graduated in June with a Bachelor of Education, she completed the...

University helps fill author’s research Void

University helps fill author’s research Void

Timothy Johnston does the legwork needed to deliver an authentic story. The London-based high school teacher, who graduated from Western in 1994 with a degree in Geography, publishes his latest book, The Void, on March 30. The book, published electronically by Carina...

Western Reads: Short stories that are long on conversation

Western Reads: Short stories that are long on conversation

Alumni and community readers came together again this week to discuss Open, a collection of short stories by Canadian author Lisa Moore, as part of the second of three installments of the campus book club Western Reads. Carolyn Young, BA’82, director of Continuing...

Western women lead way in award winners

Western women lead way in award winners

A wave of purple pride washed over the 2015 Women of Excellence announcement Tuesday morning as six of eight winners of the biennial award were members of the Western community.

Western Reads pens a fresh chapter for community

Western Reads pens a fresh chapter for community

Trista Walker couldn’t be happier to see the resurrection of Western Reads. The campus book club started as a way to celebrate Western’s 125th anniversary in 2003, as a means to creatively engage alumni and the local community, encouraging readership of works by...

Marley: Work together for greater things

Marley: Work together for greater things

Stephanie Marley’s words may have sounded familiar. But the sentiment was all her’s. “Help the weak when you are strong,” Marley, BA’99 (Psychology), told a crowd in attendance in the University Community Centre’s McKellar Theatre on Friday. The line was, of course,...

Young leader making public health connections

Young leader making public health connections

At 40, Western alumnus Dr. Gabriel Leung heads of the School pf Public Health at the University of Hong Kong (UHK), where he has been a tenured professor since age 34.

Dean, alumnae named among most influential women

Dean, alumnae named among most influential women

Richard Ivey School of Business Dean Carol Stephenson, along with five Western alumnae, have been named among Canada’s most influential women, according to Women of Influence Magazine.

Chan named among global power players

Chan named among global power players

Forbes magazine has ranked Margaret Chan, BA’73, MD’77, DSc’99, World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, as the world’s 37th most powerful woman on the magazine’s 100 Women Who Rule the World list.

Different time, same school spirit for alumnus

Harold Bettger was just like any other student at Western. He excelled in school, joined a fraternity, ventured downtown and played on the soccer team. The only difference is there were three buildings on campus at the time. After all, it was the early 1930s.