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Mayor’s Honour List recognizes Western community members

Mayor’s Honour List recognizes Western community members

Western’s local community connections were highlighted with the announcement of the Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List, 2023. On Jan. 1, Mayor Josh Morgan announced the honour list in various categories of achievement to recognize the diversity of commun …

Alumna’s Montessori legacy continues

Alumna’s Montessori legacy continues

For five decades, Maria Montessori’s words have echoed as inspiration and motivation in the back of Margaret Whitley’s mind. “Within the child lies the fate of the future.”

Western faculty, alumnae among 2017 Women of Excellence

Western faculty, alumnae among 2017 Women of Excellence

Two members of the Western community are among eight honourees named by The YMCA of Western Ontario as 2017 Women of Excellence. Dr. Marina Salvadori, a faculty member in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, is a provincial, national and international...

Alumnus finds his calling behind the camera

Alumnus finds his calling behind the camera

Michael Jari Davidson, BA’08, reckons himself a maverick. And based on the choices, the award-winning filmmaker has made in not one, but two, entertainment industries, you’d be hard-pressed to argue.

Alumnus’ musical set for Broadway stage

Alumnus’ musical set for Broadway stage

Only four Canadian musicals in history have seen the light of day on Broadway. Michael Rubinoff’s Come From Away – a heart-warming tale of kindness and generosity in the face of tragedy – is on its way to being number five.

Family backs a university that works together

Family backs a university that works together

As Mary Catherine Fallona strolled through Western’s Physics and Astronomy Building, she spotted students lining the hallways, feverishly typing away on their laptops without pause. She could not help but develop an inkling to jump back into it all. “I would love to...

Alumnus, restaurant partnership feeds local community

Alumnus, restaurant partnership feeds local community

Mustafa Mehmood’s time in Canada has been a roller coaster ride. After arriving in Canada from Pakistan four years ago, he graduated from Western this past June, but not without a few hiccups – including being asked to leave the university at one point. “Initially, it...

Starring an academic as an accidental actor

Starring an academic as an accidental actor

Patrick Monaghan, PhD’84, never thought he’d close out an academic career at the age of 60, only to take on a second vocation – as a professional stage and television actor, no less. And yet, that’s the path Monaghan pursued immediately upon retirement, after 25 years...

Play stands as tribute to one woman’s Triumph

Play stands as tribute to one woman’s Triumph

In some ways, the story of Teresa Harris, the youngest member in one of London’s first pioneer families, dovetails with that of Penn Kemp. “I see a direct parallel with my own life. Things have changed so much. When I was growing up, London was so white-bred, and, I...

Alumna hunts DNA on Red Planet

Alumna hunts DNA on Red Planet

Astrobiologist alumna Alexandra Pontefract, PhD’13 (Geology), knows finding DNA on the Red Planet will be no easy feat. But it is possible. What’s more, if DNA is found, it’s not far-fetched to think it would be proof of shared ancestry between Earth and Mars. “There...

Quigley: Believe in the power of sport

Quigley: Believe in the power of sport

Thérèse Quigley, BA’75, BEd’77, has been fueled by a “belief in the power of sport” for her entire career as an athlete, coach and administrator.

Med alumnus ready to face final frontier

Med alumnus ready to face final frontier

In July 2011, Dr. Kris Lehnhardt, MD’03, and his wife watched the 135th – and final – launch of the NASA Space Shuttle program. Excited by the extraordinary event, they took a few photos in an attempt to capture the moment forever. In one photo, you can see exhaust...

Alumnae listen, answer call for help

Alumnae listen, answer call for help

While an estimated one in five Northern students suffer some form of permanent hearing loss due to untreated ear infections, a simple solution, pushed forward by a team of Western alumnae, is making strides in targeting this complex problem. Sparked by Western alumnae...

Alumna’s Montessori legacy continues

Alumna’s Montessori legacy continues

For five decades, Maria Montessori’s words have echoed as inspiration and motivation in the back of Margaret Whitley’s mind. “Within the child lies the fate of the future.”

Western faculty, alumnae among 2017 Women of Excellence

Western faculty, alumnae among 2017 Women of Excellence

Two members of the Western community are among eight honourees named by The YMCA of Western Ontario as 2017 Women of Excellence. Dr. Marina Salvadori, a faculty member in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, is a provincial, national and international...

Alumnus finds his calling behind the camera

Alumnus finds his calling behind the camera

Michael Jari Davidson, BA’08, reckons himself a maverick. And based on the choices, the award-winning filmmaker has made in not one, but two, entertainment industries, you’d be hard-pressed to argue.

Alumnus’ musical set for Broadway stage

Alumnus’ musical set for Broadway stage

Only four Canadian musicals in history have seen the light of day on Broadway. Michael Rubinoff’s Come From Away – a heart-warming tale of kindness and generosity in the face of tragedy – is on its way to being number five.

Family backs a university that works together

Family backs a university that works together

As Mary Catherine Fallona strolled through Western’s Physics and Astronomy Building, she spotted students lining the hallways, feverishly typing away on their laptops without pause. She could not help but develop an inkling to jump back into it all. “I would love to...

Alumnus, restaurant partnership feeds local community

Alumnus, restaurant partnership feeds local community

Mustafa Mehmood’s time in Canada has been a roller coaster ride. After arriving in Canada from Pakistan four years ago, he graduated from Western this past June, but not without a few hiccups – including being asked to leave the university at one point. “Initially, it...

Starring an academic as an accidental actor

Starring an academic as an accidental actor

Patrick Monaghan, PhD’84, never thought he’d close out an academic career at the age of 60, only to take on a second vocation – as a professional stage and television actor, no less. And yet, that’s the path Monaghan pursued immediately upon retirement, after 25 years...

Play stands as tribute to one woman’s Triumph

Play stands as tribute to one woman’s Triumph

In some ways, the story of Teresa Harris, the youngest member in one of London’s first pioneer families, dovetails with that of Penn Kemp. “I see a direct parallel with my own life. Things have changed so much. When I was growing up, London was so white-bred, and, I...

Alumna hunts DNA on Red Planet

Alumna hunts DNA on Red Planet

Astrobiologist alumna Alexandra Pontefract, PhD’13 (Geology), knows finding DNA on the Red Planet will be no easy feat. But it is possible. What’s more, if DNA is found, it’s not far-fetched to think it would be proof of shared ancestry between Earth and Mars. “There...

Quigley: Believe in the power of sport

Quigley: Believe in the power of sport

Thérèse Quigley, BA’75, BEd’77, has been fueled by a “belief in the power of sport” for her entire career as an athlete, coach and administrator.

Med alumnus ready to face final frontier

Med alumnus ready to face final frontier

In July 2011, Dr. Kris Lehnhardt, MD’03, and his wife watched the 135th – and final – launch of the NASA Space Shuttle program. Excited by the extraordinary event, they took a few photos in an attempt to capture the moment forever. In one photo, you can see exhaust...

Alumnae listen, answer call for help

Alumnae listen, answer call for help

While an estimated one in five Northern students suffer some form of permanent hearing loss due to untreated ear infections, a simple solution, pushed forward by a team of Western alumnae, is making strides in targeting this complex problem. Sparked by Western alumnae...