Upcoming Events

DAN Program Networking Event
November 8, 2012
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Mustang Lounge West, UCC
Western University

Connect with DAN students and fellow alumni, including Aubrey Dan, BACS'85, at this popular networking event.
Learn more by emailing mossa.western@gmail.com

After Work Mixer: The Power of LinkedIn
November 20, 2012
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Toronto, ON

Discover how to integrate LinkedIn into your personal and business social media strategy. An Alumni Western event. Sign up here.

Habitat for Humanity Build Day
December 8, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Toronto, ON

Lend a hand to build a home at a site on Danforth Road in Toronto. An Alumni Western event. Find out more here.

Giving to DAN

To make a gift, please contact:
Laura Maniago, Alumni and Development Officer
Social Science Centre, Room 9408
Western University
Email: lmaniago@uwo.ca
Phone: 519-661-2111, ext. 84959

This newsletter has been made possible through a generous donation from CGA Ontario.

Certified General Accountants of Ontario

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Alumna receives top honour

Agnes Chan
Agnes Chan, BACS’81, received the Alumni Award of Merit from Western in September.

“I was excited when I discovered that Western had a program that fit me perfectly. I liked accounting and economics, and I knew that if I wanted to become a chartered accountant, this program would really help. When I graduated I felt very confident to face the world.”

That’s Agnes Chan, BACS’81, a member of the first graduating class in Administrative and Commercial Studies, now the DAN Program. In September, Chan received an Alumni Award of Merit from Western – the Ivan Smith Award – for her outstanding contributions to the university and society. This Award represents Western’s highest tribute for alumni.

Chan grew up in Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada with her family in her late teens. After attending Ryerson University and Centennial College, she enrolled at Western.

“I had some friends who were attending Western,” she recalls. “I came to visit them and I just fell in love with the university.”

After graduating from Western, she worked for a year with the Canadian tax service in London. Returning to Hong Kong, she took a role with the Treasury Department of the Hong Kong government, and then moved into investor relations with a major insurance company and a state-owned bank.

Throughout her career, Chan maintained her connection with Western, as a participant in alumni activities, a member and chair of the Hong Kong Advisory Board, an enthusiastic promoter of the university, and a generous financial supporter.

“I received a quality education at Western and I enjoyed every day of it,” she explains. “I want to share my good experience with other students.”