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Pandemic offers pause, not end, to globalization

Pandemic offers pause, not end, to globalization

It’ll take more than a pandemic to stop the march of globalization. In fact, it might be the offshoots of globalization that help humanity combat this and other global threats.

Alumni idea moves mitten plant to facemasks

Alumni idea moves mitten plant to facemasks

A pair of Western alumni have converted Canadians’ worries about contracting the COVID-19 virus into a business producing and selling facemasks to essential, non-health-care workers.

Alumnus bottling help, hand sanitizer for fight

Alumnus bottling help, hand sanitizer for fight

“We were aware there was beginning to be a need – people didn’t have any. Hand sanitizer is made with high-proof alcohol. We thought, ‘Let’s see what we can do. We have a building full of alcohol – let’s do a little bit.’”

Book takes Earth-bound look at Moon landing

Book takes Earth-bound look at Moon landing

Written by Tanya Harrison, PhD’16, and Danny Bednar, PhD’19, For all Humankind tells the story of the Apollo 11 Moon landing through the eyes of eight ‘regular’ observers from around the globe.

Western community among Order of Ontario honourees

Western community among Order of Ontario honourees

Western professor Aaron Fenster and alumnus Dr. Zane Cohen, BA’65, stand among 21 new appointments to the Order of Ontario, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell recently announced.

Outreach at heart of new Indigenous Leader role

Outreach at heart of new Indigenous Leader role

Building relationship. Danielle Alcock knows that enjoyable part of her graduate student days will be paramount in her new role as Indigenous Leader in Residence, a newly created role at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Deacon brings education, sport passions to Senate

Deacon brings education, sport passions to Senate

While the long-time educator, administrator, coach, and amateur sport advocate was an avid follower of current events and a voracious reader, Marty Deacon, MA’82, BEd’84, didn’t consider herself a politician. Until one day when the prime minister called.

Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

For six years, Craig Saari, BA’01 (Kinesiology), BEd’02, has been president, coach, manager, troubleshooter and mobilizer at the Forest City Velodrome as part of a large team of volunteers/members who also love to cycle.

Alumna explores life’s journey in ‘Falling’

Alumna explores life’s journey in ‘Falling’

Dorothy Ellen Palmer, BA’82, grew up in the West End of Toronto, a child of adoptive parents, learning to live with a congenital anomalies in both feet. “Both of those things worked together to make me believe I was a burden.” It nearly took a lifetime to resolve those feelings

Alumnus puts business into context for Canadians

Alumnus puts business into context for Canadians

Business insights. Historic context. All in 280 characters or fewer. It’s all part of a unique style of highlighting business winners and losers, near-misses and might-have-beens that has made BNN Bloomberg journalist Jon Erlichman, BA’99 (Huron University College), one of the top Biz Twitter follows in the country.

McClelland, Kopacz named to Mayor’s List

McClelland, Kopacz named to Mayor’s List

This year’s annual Mayor of London Honours List boasted some ‘purple pride’ as alumni Arthur McClelland and Alex Kopacz were honoured by London Mayor Ed Holder.

Western mourns passing of Richard M. Ivey

Western mourns passing of Richard M. Ivey

Richard M. Ivey, HBA’47, LLD’79, the renowned philanthropist and education advocate who helped elevate Western and its business school to international prominence, died Saturday, Dec. 28. He was 94.

Liao embracing Schwarzman Scholar opportunities

Liao embracing Schwarzman Scholar opportunities

Dawn Milne of Ivey Business School recently sat down with Cynthia Liao, HBA’14, to discuss the importance of the Schwarzman Scholar program, why others should consider it, and what lies ahead.

Liao named among 2021 Schwarzman Scholars

Liao named among 2021 Schwarzman Scholars

Cynthia Liao, HBA’14, was recently named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of 145 young leaders to receive this distinguished scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She’ll begin her studies in August 2020.