Feature: Western Class of 2020
Grad’s pitch for sport science helps Blue Jays

Grad’s pitch for sport science helps Blue Jays

When the the Toronto Blue Jays aim for even greater heights next season, Clare Padmore hopes to share in their success as a biolmechanical engineer working to help ballplayers achieve their athletic potential.
Padmore graduates this fall with her PhD in biomechanics and biomechanical engineering and joins a community of more than 315,000 Western alumni worldwide.

Research a ‘safe haven’ for PhD graduate

Research a ‘safe haven’ for PhD graduate

From his hospital bed, Steven Gameiro, PhD’20, made the decision to completely pivot the focus of his doctoral research. It was a risky, but necessary move for the young scientist. He was used to working in a wet lab setting, exploring cancers caused by the human...

Business, English grad takes the road less travelled

Business, English grad takes the road less travelled

Ellie Sak may well be the first business student in Ivey Business School history to clinch an internship by reciting Robert Frost poems. And, to borrow from the poet’s voice, that has made all the difference in helping her land a career she loves.

Nature and nurture lead grad to dentistry

Nature and nurture lead grad to dentistry

For Amr Alsabbagh, the Allyn & Betty Taylor Library at Western will always hold special significance. He spent many hours in that popular study spot, working alongside two familiar study buddies – his parents.

‘Learning to fall’ fuels grad’s performance

‘Learning to fall’ fuels grad’s performance

Dean Kernaghan’s portfolio opens with a quote: “You don’t have time to work fast.” Not only has he heard these words often from his mentor in the Engineering student shop, these are words he tries to live by.