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Professor Fred Longstaffe, five alumni appointed to Order of Canada

Professor Fred Longstaffe, five alumni appointed to Order of Canada

Fred Longstaffe, founding director of the Western Academy for Advanced Research (WAFAR), and five Western graduates have been named among 99 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The honourees were announced Dec. 29, 2022, by Mary Simon, governor gen …

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Some of the best ideas come from drinks at a bar with friends. Theo Versteegh’s revolutionary idea to mitigate concussion in sport was no different. Almost five years ago, around the time famed hockey player Sidney Crosby suffered his second career-altering...

Wells: How ink-stained frustrations turned into a better tomorrow

Wells: How ink-stained frustrations turned into a better tomorrow

I saw them in Centre Spot bathed in morning light: stacks of Gazettes. I felt a rush spotting students peeling off their copy on the way to class. For the first time, they were all going to see me – my byline – inside. I grabbed a paper and flipped pages to the sports...

Armstrong reveals Truth about life as a novelist

Armstrong reveals Truth about life as a novelist

When it comes to her love of ghost stories and all things supernatural, Kelley Armstrong tends to blame “too many Saturday mornings spent watching Scooby-Doo.” “I was telling stories before I was old enough to write them down. Honestly, I cannot remember the first...

Homecoming returns to single weekend, Oct. 20-22

Homecoming returns to single weekend, Oct. 20-22

Western’s Homecoming celebrations are returning to the university’s long-held tradition of one weekend of festivities in 2017, university officials announced this week. A date for the celebration has already been set for the weekend of Oct. 20-22. While this is a...

Gala to celebrate exceptional alumni

Gala to celebrate exceptional alumni

Gary West, Melanie Peacock, Hafeez Amarshi and Shafin Diamond Tejani lead an all-star alumni lineup this Reunion Weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, as Western celebrates the exceptional personal and professional contributions of its alumni at the 42nd Annual Alumni Awards of...

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...

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Some of the best ideas come from drinks at a bar with friends. Theo Versteegh’s revolutionary idea to mitigate concussion in sport was no different. Almost five years ago, around the time famed hockey player Sidney Crosby suffered his second career-altering...

Wells: How ink-stained frustrations turned into a better tomorrow

Wells: How ink-stained frustrations turned into a better tomorrow

I saw them in Centre Spot bathed in morning light: stacks of Gazettes. I felt a rush spotting students peeling off their copy on the way to class. For the first time, they were all going to see me – my byline – inside. I grabbed a paper and flipped pages to the sports...

Armstrong reveals Truth about life as a novelist

Armstrong reveals Truth about life as a novelist

When it comes to her love of ghost stories and all things supernatural, Kelley Armstrong tends to blame “too many Saturday mornings spent watching Scooby-Doo.” “I was telling stories before I was old enough to write them down. Honestly, I cannot remember the first...

Homecoming returns to single weekend, Oct. 20-22

Homecoming returns to single weekend, Oct. 20-22

Western’s Homecoming celebrations are returning to the university’s long-held tradition of one weekend of festivities in 2017, university officials announced this week. A date for the celebration has already been set for the weekend of Oct. 20-22. While this is a...

Gala to celebrate exceptional alumni

Gala to celebrate exceptional alumni

Gary West, Melanie Peacock, Hafeez Amarshi and Shafin Diamond Tejani lead an all-star alumni lineup this Reunion Weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, as Western celebrates the exceptional personal and professional contributions of its alumni at the 42nd Annual Alumni Awards of...

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...