Eight Western alumni have been named among 135 new appointments to the Order of Canada.

Western Alumni News

January 2022 Web Version


Order of Canada

Order of Canada honours for alumni

Eight Western alumni have been named among 135 new appointments to the Order of Canada.

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Tomson Highway Story

Tomson Highway's new memoir

Pianst, playwright, and Western grad Tomson Highway shares stories of his 'most spectacular' childhood.

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Athletics 2021

Mustangs shine in 2021

After a year away from competitive sport, student athletes, coaches and staff were more than ready to bring back their best.

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Yong Kang vaccine

Novel approach to COVID-19 vaccine

Western researchers have a COVID-19 vaccine in development that may produce stronger, longer-lasting immunity against variants.

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three generations of alumni

Stitching together Western memories

Three generations of Western grads created a quilt celebrating family and a granddaughter's three years on the Western Cheer team.

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Community engaged learning

Community-engaged learning

More than 2,500 Western students each year take part in a form of experiential learning that’s embedded in a range of courses.

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rapid testing

Rapid-test results website

A Western student co-created a website that invites Ontarians to input results of their COVID-19 rapid tests.

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year in review

Western’s notable, quotable year in review

2021 was a decidedly different year and its sweeping themes, more than specific events, will make it memorable.

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Leading in Extraordinary Times

Leading in Extraordinary Times

Join Black at Western Alumni to connect with your alumni network. February 2, 12 to 1 p.m.


Award of Merit 2022

Alumni Award of Merit

Know an impressive Western grad? Nominate them for an Alumni Award of Merit by March 1.


continuing studies

Western Alumni are eligible to save 15% off select course fees at Continuing Studies.


Alumni Association 2022

Nominations for the Alumni Association Board of Directors are due by February 11.


Industry Insights Jan 2022

Industry Insights - Technology

Join our panel conversation to help new to mid-career alumni learn what it takes to be successful in the technology industry, January 25, 12 to 1 p.m.

Register here


The Globe and Mail: What the Webb hopes to catch

CBC’s The Current: Experts address the repercussions of children returning to remote learning

BBC: Is finding a 'new normal' in the workplace impossible

TVO The Agenda: Battling COVID-19 frustration and burnout


January 25: Exploring Renaissance Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries

January 25: Industry Insights

February 1: In Conversation with Alex Kopacz

February 2: Leading in Extraordinary Times

February 3: Women in Engineering (WiE) Annual Networking Event

February 4: Senior Alumni Program - Virtual Edition - Winter 2022

February 4: Windsor Spitfires at London Knights (London, ON)

February 7: Python for Machine Learning

February 7: Tools for Success in Writing (NEW)

February 9: Navigating Your First Five: Career insights from purple and proud alumni who've been there

February 16: Meet the Director of Health Studies

March 21: Humour Writing: Jest for Laughs

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