Western students in every faculty can now benefit from entrepreneurial support and education, thanks to a visionary gift from the Pierre L. Morrissette Family Foundation.

Western Alumni News

May 2021 Web Version


Pierre Morrissette

$5.5-million gift expands entrepreneurship opportunities at Western

Western students in every faculty can now benefit from entrepreneurial support and education, thanks to a visionary gift from the Pierre L. Morrissette Family Foundation.

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Western budget makes bold, new investments in university’s mission

Western is in a strong position to invest more deeply in its academic and research mission, as demonstrated in its 2021-2022 budget.

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Western in top five per cent in sustainability, impact rankings

Western's work towards sustainability goals has earned it high placement in an international ranking of global impact.

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Kate Choi

COVID-19: Writing the next chapter together

Western has launched a campaign showcasing how our researchers are working to create a safer, healthier and more equitable future for all.

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Canadian Payroll Association funds Financial Wellness Lab

Western researchers will develop tools and practices Canadians can use to improve their financial decision-making and resilience.

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Indigenous Graduation Ceremony marks shared milestone for medical students

More than 60 Indigenous students will be celebrated at the event, including four medical students sharing a special bond.

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Taking a systems-thinking approach to anti-Black racism

A group of alumni have authored a roadmap that institutions, government and policy-makers can use to address anti-Black racism in Ontario.

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Simu Liu

Join us virtually on June 3 at 8 p.m. ET

Actor and activist Simu Liu, HBA'11, will discuss the (super) powers of storytelling and social media, anti-Asian racism, and the career he found in the TV and film industry after graduating from Western. Perhaps best known as Jung Kim on CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, Simu is set to star as Marvel’s first Asian superhero in the film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

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The 2-Hour Job Search

Learn how to turn networking into a finite and repeatable recipe with author Steve Dalton.


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Western is offering a variety of online summer camps for school-aged children this year.


Black at Wesern Alumni

Our newest chapter, Black at Western Alumni, is recruiting new members.


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Share your news and photos with other Western alumni.


Build a meaningful life and career

Build a Meaningful Life & Career (starts May 11)

Built on the Life Design framework from Stanford University, this free masterclass uses design thinking to help you think differently about your future.

Register today!


NEW YORK TIMES - An artist sketches the giant gender gap on the moon

CBC NEWS - Mars rover generates oxygen, drone completes 2nd flight

TORONTO STAR - For some, vaccination poses a moral dilemma: Do I wait so others can get their shot?

GLOBE AND MAIL - My COVID-19 vaccine experience as an urban Indigenous woman in Ontario


May 10: Certified Agile Project Manager

May 11: Build a Meaningful Life & Career

May 12: Mustangs Men's Hockey: Behind the Bench

May 12: Master the Entrepreneur Skillset starts

May 17: Continuing Studies course: Podcasting

May 20: Innovation Ambassadors Showcase: COVID-19's impact on the innovation ecosystem

May 27: Discover Robarts: The autism spectrum and the brain

June 3: Alumni Association Annual General Meeting with Simu Liu

June 11: The 2-Hour Job Search

June 28: Meet the Dean of Education

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