Alumni
Startup harnesses ‘power of music’ for all

Startup harnesses ‘power of music’ for all

Music isn’t just for those who can pound a piano or blow their own horn, Ryan McCaul stresses. Music should be accessible to all, even, and especially, to those whose motor control might not let them play conventional instruments.

Book dials up RIM’s rise, fall and legacy

Book dials up RIM’s rise, fall and legacy

In ‘Blackberry Town,’ former newspaper reporter Chuck Howitt, BA’76, MAJ’79, explores the explosive rise and fall of Research in Motion (RIM) ad what it has meant to the high-tech industry in the community of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Western celebrates its 314th Convocation

Western celebrates its 314th Convocation

Life-saving and game-changing innovators, award-winning artists and international sporting champions stand among seven distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees when Western hosts its 314th Convocation this week.

Western alumni, students among 20 20s list

Western alumni, students among 20 20s list

The Western community was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as numerous students and alumni were named to Business London’s 2019 20 In Their 20s list.

Balestrini goes distance in running, research

Balestrini goes distance in running, research

A typical morning: Roll out of bed. Work out the kinks in his quads and calf muscles. Go for an ‘easy shakeout run’ of 8 kilomentres. Grab some breakfast. Race to a lab meeting. Yes, marathon runner Chris Balestrini does more before 8 a.m. than some of us do all day. But he is not done.

Western alumni, faculty among 20 Under 40

Western alumni, faculty among 20 Under 40

The Western community was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as 15 alumni or faculty members were named among the 2019 20 Under 40 Award, LONDON INC. recently announced.

CARL revolutionizing audiology education

CARL revolutionizing audiology education

CARL works long hours. He won’t fidget or flinch. He’s always available to lend an ear. And experts around the world are confident he is head and shoulders above any audiology patient simulator on the market.

Alumna making her mark on e-learning

Alumna making her mark on e-learning

Crowdmark CEO Michelle Caers, BA’94 (Political Science), stands as one of the country’s leading e-learning entrepreneurs, forging new pathways for educators and students.

Alumna baking up batches of kindness

Alumna baking up batches of kindness

The former London educators Joanne Lombardi and Deb Parr-Nash have since left the classroom, donned aprons, and now spend their days transforming attitudes and encouraging small acts of kind-heartedness with their cookies.

Gibson remembered as ‘cutting-edge’ author

Gibson remembered as ‘cutting-edge’ author

Author and conservationist Graeme Gibson, BA’58, is being remembered as a writer who was in the vanguard of Canadian literature. The London, Ont., native died this week at the age of 85, following a recent stroke.

Alumnus named to top Bank of Canada role

Alumnus named to top Bank of Canada role

With the appointment of Toni Gravelle, BA’88, PhD’96 (Economics), as a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, Western continues its tradition of leadership at the bank, with four of the top six positions being held by alumni.

Presidents: Postsecondary teamwork key to future

Presidents: Postsecondary teamwork key to future

Co-operation, collaboration and community are key to the future of postsecondary education in – and beyond – London, according to the presidents of Western University and Fanshawe College during a Canadian Club of London breakfast forum this morning.

Alumna finds happiness by degrees on campus, in life

Alumna finds happiness by degrees on campus, in life

Gillian Mandich is relentlessly upbeat. It’s not that she has led a carefree, stress-free life. It’s just that Mandich works hard at happiness, having trained herself to treat it as a necessary state of life, not a fleeting state of mind.

Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

Author Lisa Bowes, BA’88 (Physical Education), recently released ‘Lucy Tries Basketball,’ the fifth book in her Lucy Tries Sports series which encourages children to get active and participate in sports and recreation.

Marking 40 years of being a ‘little bit rah-rah’

Marking 40 years of being a ‘little bit rah-rah’

With a smile showing beneath the brim his trademarked Stetson hat, David Lee Tracey will tell you that he has been cheering for Western for a “freakishly long” time – and there is nothing wrong with that.

Alumna searches for botanist’s trailblazing work

Alumna searches for botanist’s trailblazing work

During her lifetime, ground-breaking botanist Kate Crooks received international acclaim for her work. But the whereabouts of those labours today – 500 pages of plant samples Crooks collected and pressed in the 1860s – remain a puzzle that Anna Soper, MLIS’16, is determined to solve.