We're sharing the stories of some of our amazing athletes that competed in this unprecedented Olympic event. You could say we're #purpleandproud!

Western Alumni News

August 2021 Web Version


Jen Martins and Jill Moffatt purple and proud in their Team Canada jackets

Western at the Tokyo Olympics

We're sharing the stories of some of our amazing athletes that competed in this unprecedented Olympic event. You could say we're #purpleandproud!

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Opiyo Oloya

Opiyo Oloya to lead Western's equity work

The renowned social justice and human rights advocate has been named the university's first associate vice-president of EDI.

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PhD student Tiana Trumpour (right) shows Colleges and Universities Minister Jill Dunlop her work developing image-guided treatment for abdominal cancer. Aaron Fenster (left) heads the imaging research lab that just received over $2 million through the Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence.

Province announces $2.6M for novel 3D imaging research

Colleges and Universities Minister Jill Dunlop made the announcement during a tour of Western's campus labs last month.

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Madiha Salman earned her master's degree in engineering science from Western in 2012 and was working towards her doctorate in civil engineering

Scholarships honour victims of anti-Muslim attack

The awards, named after Madiha Salman and her husband Salman Afzaal, will support graduate students studying in similar fields.

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COVID-19 immunization line inside the Guildford Recreation Centre in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Equal vaccination rates do not mean same infection trend

Sociology professors Kate Choi and Patrick Denice are examining COVID-19 disparities that remain in some Toronto neighbourhoods.

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University College with a purple overlay

Black at Western Alumni (BAWA)

BAWA recently held elections for their inaugural executive committee and launched two fundraisers in support of Black students.


A compass

Navigating Career Transition

Learn how to develop a vision for your career and life with these thought-provoking exercises recommended by our alumni career coach.


The Purple Perks app on a phone screen

Have you downloaded our Purple Perks app yet? Alumni save on food, entertainment, travel, campus perks and more!


The Ivey Academy: Elevate Your Leadership. Enroll today!

Alumni are eligible to receive a 25% discount on select Ivey Academy programs. Visit IveyAcademy.com to learn more.


See the Line

Learn about the most recent research on sports concussions from world-class medical experts on Aug. 12 at 11 a.m.

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LOS ANGELES TIMES - How drug scandals and politics led to Russians competing as the ROC at Olympics

GLOBE AND MAIL - Now is the time to regulate voting technologies in Canada

GLOBAL NEWS - 2 EF2 tornadoes confirmed in City of Kawartha Lakes: Northern Tornadoes Project

DAILY MAIL - Venom from the dangerous lancehead snake is used to create a 'super glue' that stops life-threatening bleeding in seconds


August 12: See the Line: Concussion Research and Awareness

August 25: Mustangs Women's Virtual Volleyball Huddle

August 28: 4th Annual Friends of Mustangs Track and Field/Cross Country Golf Tournament

September 20: Writing Mysteries and Thrillers

September 23-26: Homecoming 2021

September 23: 46th Alumni Awards of Merit Celebration

September 24: Create/Collaborate! Virtual Coffeehouse

September 25: Saturday Morning Conversations with Social Science

September 25: Pandemic Recovery - Creating Equity in Education Panel Discussion

September 25: Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Homecoming - Dr. Marilyn MacLoghlin Speaker Series

September 25: Golden Anniversary Virtual Celebration

September 25: Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Homecoming - Panel Discussion

September 25: The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing 100th Anniversary Virtual Gala

September 25: Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Homecoming - Dean's Alumni Cocktail Reception

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