Western News celebrates the Fall Class of 2021
Western was ‘beginning of where I am now,’ says visual arts grad
Immunology pioneer is renowned for discovering the T-cell receptor, the “holy grail of immunology”
Lawyer, leader, philanthropist to be honoured during Convocation
More than 60 Indigenous students will be celebrated at the event, including four medical students sharing a special bond.
Western is bringing campus icons to the doors and screens of the fall Class of 2020 – from personalized gift boxes to images of the places, people and things that have become symbols of their alma mater.
Two longstanding groups charged with overseeing Convocation – the Convocation Board and Honorary Degrees Committee – will work together to propose improvements to the process surrounding the biannual event.
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 fall.
Megan MacKay had no desire to wait until after graduation to make her mark.
Dawn McIntosh, now a Don Wright Faculty of Music alumna, graduated Monday on the Dean’s list after taking courses part-time for 15 years while her sons were in high school and university.
After spending much of the past year testing innovative ways to keep her hair in check during workouts on the water, Nicole Baranowski is forgoing the casual-chic look during Convocation.
Follow along every day as 19 distinguished individuals receive honorary degrees and the academic accomplishments of hundreds of students are celebrated as Western hosts its 313th Convocation.
Nineteen distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees when Western hosts its 313th Convocation this spring.
Western issued the following statement today regarding remarks made at the Convocation afternoon session on Oct. 26.
Canadian businessman and philanthropist Aubrey Dan wants you to remember where you came from and to pay it forward as a means of paying back.
Rosamond Ivey, Managing Partner of JRS Group, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at the Friday morning session of Western’s 312thConvocation.
“Belonging is an active verb,” Cameron Bailey, artistic director and co-chair of the Toronto International Film Festival, said as he was awarded an honorary degree at Western’s 312th Convocation.
An applied mathematician and computer scientist whose family fled to Canada in the 1920s after the Russian revolution, Charlotte Froese Fischer knows the importance of education and its ability to open up new worlds – especially for women.
As philanthropists Jim and Louise Temerty see it, the most important thing is to give back. During the morning session of Western’s 312th Convocation, they urged graduates to persevere and give their time.
Serena Tejpar is not supposed to be alive. Now, three years after a catastrophic car crash, the 21-year-old will cross the stage with her classmates on Wednesday morning at Western’s 312thConvocation as she earns her Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honors) degree.