Western Day is a time for alumni, students, faculty and staff - wherever they are around the world - to reconnect and share in a celebration of everything #purpleandproud.

Western Alumni News

March 2020 Web Version


Western Day 2020

Today we celebrate Western Day!

Western Day is a time for alumni, students, faculty and staff - wherever they are around the world - to reconnect and share in a celebration of everything #purpleandproud.

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3M teaching fellow

Zecevic named 3M National Teaching Fellow

Health Studies professor Aleksandra Zecevic has been named a 2020 3M National Teaching Fellow, known as the top national award for postsecondary teaching.

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Amanda Martinez

Alumna follows her own beat off Bay Street

Twenty years ago, Amanda Martinez, BSc’94, left a promising corporate career to follow the music of her life. Today, she is an award-winning singer-songwriter, combining her Mexican and South African roots with flamenco soul.

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Winter Tower

Several Western programs among global elite

Four Western subjects now count themselves among the Top 50 programs in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Degrees, scholarship to honour Flight 752 students

Families and friends of four students whose lives were cut short will see their loved ones’ ambitions live on in opportunities for future students.

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Western will play a key role in humanity’s return to the Moon

The Canadian Space Agency has invested in a university-led advancement that could represent a flagship Canadian contribution to international missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

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CTV National News: Canadian school to help next space mission

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Study says exercise could have same effect on brain as coffee

Global News: Man shares what it’s like to die — and then come back

Ottawa Citizen: Ontario's new licence plates shouldn't be a mystery says brain scientist

More headlines from around the world featuring Western’s people, projects and programs.



Tips to network your way to the top

The importance of the informational interview.


Cruise the Reine

Alumni Trip: Cruise the Rhine River

July 12 to 20, 2020. No single supplement for our solo travellers!


TD Insurance

The TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program helps alumni access preferred rates on home, condo, renter’s and car insurance coverage.



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Phil Pallen

Webinar: Building Your Personal Brand

On March 24, brand strategist Phil Pallen, BA'10, presents "Building your personal brand", a 60-minute webinar that will unveil top tactics to grow your online presence.

Register today!



Know a student who is interested in attending Western?

Our March Break Open House is a great opportunity for prospective students to learn about our programs, visit our residence buildings, and meet our professors and students.

Register today!


Mar 6 Western Day Community Coffee Break (London, ON)

Mar 9 President's Reception in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Mar 10 President's Reception in Calgary (Calgary, AB)

Mar 10 Room at the Grand Theatre (London, ON)

Mar 24 Building Your Personal Brand (Webinar)

Mar 28 Take Control of Your Health/Wellness - Exercise Nutrition Symposium (London, ON)

Apr 7 President's Reception in New York (New York, NY)

Apr 8 President's Reception in Boston (Boston, MA)

Apr 17 Wall of Champions Dinner 2020 (London, ON)

Apr 19 Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Cocktail Reception (Vancouver, BC)

Apr 20 Alumni Paint Night - Sunflower Fields Forever (London, ON)

Apr 21 President's Reception in Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

Apr 25 Men's Hockey Wall of Honour (London, ON)

May 22 School of Communication Sciences and Disorders 50th Anniversary Celebration (London, ON)

May 28 Nursing Alumni Golf Clinic (London, ON)

May 28 Rick McGhie Heads West (Calgary, AB)

Jun 5 Western Mustangs Football Golf Tournament 2020 (London, ON)

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