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In-person convocation returns to Western 

In-person convocation returns to Western 

For the first time since 2019, Western’s graduating students will once again convene with classmates and faculty, friends and family at Alumni Hall to cross the stage and receive their degrees and diplomas. In-person convocation returns with a series  …

Snapshot from past holds new meaning for family

It was almost 23 years ago to the day. David Start had his 3-year-old daughter Virginia on his shoulder; 6-year-old sister Mary Beth was holding dad’s hand. The two, sporting matching dresses, strolled through campus with their dad following the graduation of their mother Susan in 1989.

Grad’s volunteer spirit has family ties

Perhaps we need to rewrite the definition of volunteerism. Once defined as “the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of others without financial reward,” it would be hard to argue against expanding that to include the phrase “for example, Lisa Herberman.”

Be original and innovative: Schweitzer

Talent is not enough to ensure success, rather those with an inner desire to succeed will achieve their goals, Canadian artist John Schweitzer told graduates of The University of Western Ontario Friday.

Hiscox encourages graduates to ‘aim high’

Used to starting her day behind the CBC Morning newsdesk, Heather Hiscox greeted the morning with inspirational words of wisdom for University of Western Ontario graduates Friday.

Innovation is evolution: Hofstetter

“If we could bring together the collective education and wisdom of all the graduates, just imagine what might be accomplished,” says Mary Elizabeth Hofstetter, who received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Western Thursday afternoon.

Watch Western’s 298th convocation live

Watch Western’s 298th convocation live

The man credited with conceiving the idea for the Special Olympics, an acclaimed CBC journalist, a leading voice in Canadian arts and an internationally recognized curator and philanthropist will receive honorary degrees when The University of Western Ontario hosts its 298th Convocation Oct. 27-28.

Four to receive honorary degrees

Four to receive honorary degrees

The man credited with conceiving the idea for the Special Olympics, an acclaimed CBC journalist, a leading voice in Canadian arts and an internationally recognized curator and philanthropist will receive honorary degrees when The University of Western Ontario hosts its 298th Convocation in October.

Give at any level: Wolfe

Bernard Wolfe says in order to make the most of their lives, graduates need to continue both their vocational and humanistic education.

Keep learning and stay optimistic: Naylor

While a challenging and uncertain time, David Naylor also told graduates it is a period of huge promise that will offer wonderful opportunities and great adventures.

Stymiest: In-person human interaction important

The energy from those sitting in Alumni Hall was palpable, says Barbara Stymiest, looking around the room at what she described as future politicians, chief economists, social entrepreneurs, academic wunderkinds and leaders of all kinds.

Snapshot from past holds new meaning for family

It was almost 23 years ago to the day. David Start had his 3-year-old daughter Virginia on his shoulder; 6-year-old sister Mary Beth was holding dad’s hand. The two, sporting matching dresses, strolled through campus with their dad following the graduation of their mother Susan in 1989.

Grad’s volunteer spirit has family ties

Perhaps we need to rewrite the definition of volunteerism. Once defined as “the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of others without financial reward,” it would be hard to argue against expanding that to include the phrase “for example, Lisa Herberman.”

Be original and innovative: Schweitzer

Talent is not enough to ensure success, rather those with an inner desire to succeed will achieve their goals, Canadian artist John Schweitzer told graduates of The University of Western Ontario Friday.

Hiscox encourages graduates to ‘aim high’

Used to starting her day behind the CBC Morning newsdesk, Heather Hiscox greeted the morning with inspirational words of wisdom for University of Western Ontario graduates Friday.

Innovation is evolution: Hofstetter

“If we could bring together the collective education and wisdom of all the graduates, just imagine what might be accomplished,” says Mary Elizabeth Hofstetter, who received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Western Thursday afternoon.

Watch Western’s 298th convocation live

Watch Western’s 298th convocation live

The man credited with conceiving the idea for the Special Olympics, an acclaimed CBC journalist, a leading voice in Canadian arts and an internationally recognized curator and philanthropist will receive honorary degrees when The University of Western Ontario hosts its 298th Convocation Oct. 27-28.

Four to receive honorary degrees

Four to receive honorary degrees

The man credited with conceiving the idea for the Special Olympics, an acclaimed CBC journalist, a leading voice in Canadian arts and an internationally recognized curator and philanthropist will receive honorary degrees when The University of Western Ontario hosts its 298th Convocation in October.

Give at any level: Wolfe

Bernard Wolfe says in order to make the most of their lives, graduates need to continue both their vocational and humanistic education.

Keep learning and stay optimistic: Naylor

While a challenging and uncertain time, David Naylor also told graduates it is a period of huge promise that will offer wonderful opportunities and great adventures.

Stymiest: In-person human interaction important

The energy from those sitting in Alumni Hall was palpable, says Barbara Stymiest, looking around the room at what she described as future politicians, chief economists, social entrepreneurs, academic wunderkinds and leaders of all kinds.