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Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

It stands among the darkest days in Canadian history. On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in what remains the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history. Twelve engineering students. One nursing student. One university...

Remember 30: Totally different story

Remember 30: Totally different story

I remember the moment, distinctly. I had just graduated from my chemistry program. It was a horrible moment for all Canadians, but especially for women in science. For those of us in that area, and in Engineering, it was particularly meaningful.

First dual ceremony welcomes Shepard, Hasenfratz

First dual ceremony welcomes Shepard, Hasenfratz

On Tuesday, Western hosted the simultaneous installation of a president and a chancellor, outside the confines of Convocation and situated within its own ceremony, a singular event in the institution’s history.

Hasenfratz: Love finding ways to connect

Hasenfratz: Love finding ways to connect

On Oct. 22, Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz, BSc’89, MBA’97, LLD’19, and President Alan Shepard were installed into their respective positions in a first-ever joint ceremony celebrating the two top spots. Read the text of Hasenfratz’s installation address.

Hasenfratz brings fire to Chancellor role

Hasenfratz brings fire to Chancellor role

“I’m still in the heart of it.” Western Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz embraces the challenge of serving in the key position while still fighting the fires of the corporate world.

Chancellor legacy adds up for Cowin, Western

Chancellor legacy adds up for Cowin, Western

It has been an eye-opening tenure for the kid who once sat with his father watching Mustangs football games from the hill overlooking the stadium. Join Western Chancellor Jack Cowin as he reflects on his tenure only days away from ending his time as the “ceremonial head of the university.”

Gerstein paved way for women leaders

Gerstein paved way for women leaders

While Western’s new Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz is a trailblazer in her own right, she is the third woman to hold the university’s highest ceremonial post. Reva Appleby Gerstein, the university’s first woman Chancellor, has likewise been a person of considerable accomplishment and legacy.

Western News Newsmakers 2015

Western News Newsmakers 2015

How will we remember 2015? Probably through one or more of these faces. Join us in this spotlight, in brief words and striking images, of some of our favourites from the last year.

Chancellor Jack Cowin, Convocation address text

Chancellor Jack Cowin, Convocation address text

Jack Cowin, BA’64, LLD’00, the founder and Executive Chairman of Competitive Foods Australia Ltd., was installed as the university’s 22nd Chancellor, at the Thursday, Oct. 22, morning session of Western’s 306th Convocation ceremonies. The text of his address follows:...

Cowin: Embrace a world beyond your backyard

Cowin: Embrace a world beyond your backyard

https://youtu.be/rAo2HIk9WxQ It was only a two-door hardtop. But to Jack Cowin, BA’64, LLD’00, it was a rocket ship to another world. Born in Windsor, Ont., Cowin remembers those family trips from his youth well. Mom and dad, two kids, grandma and grandpa, all piled...

Electoral Board announces new Chancellor

Electoral Board announces new Chancellor

Today, the Joint Senate/Board Electoral Board for Chancellor released the following statement announcing Western’s 22nd Chancellor. *   *   * Dear Colleagues, The Joint Senate/Board Electoral Board for Chancellor is pleased to ‎announce that alumnus Jack Cowin has...

Chancellor nominations open

Chancellor nominations open

Western is seeking nominations from the university community as the search begins for the institution’s 22nd chancellor in its 137-year history, the University Secretariat’s office announced today. Western’s Board of Governors and Senate have established an Electoral...