Upcoming Events

Homecoming 2015
Sept. 25 - 27
Come back to campus and relive your Western Experience at the many events taking place.
Visit Western Homecoming

Meet the new Dean
Sept. 25, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Ceeps
671 Richmond Street, London ON

Alumni and students are invited to meet Bob Andersen, new dean of the Faculty of Social Science.

One day. Two concerts. An unforgettable Western Experience
Sept. 26
Morning concert headliner: DVBBS
Evening concert headliner: Our Lady Peace

For tickets: visit HOCOonthehill.ca

Western Suits
Oct. 1
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Toronto Region Board of Trade,
First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON

Guest speaker: Peter Aceto, BA’90, LLB’94
President and CEO, Tangerine Bank

Mix and mingle with fellow alumni and build your professional network.

For a full listing of alumni events, visit Western Alumni.


Interested in mentoring a DAN student?
Contact Sarah Dawson, Alumni Career Coach
To make a gift, please contact:

Laura Maniago, Alumni and Development Officer
Social Science Centre, Room 9408
Western University
t. 519-661-2111 ext. 84959

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The gift of flight

Tom C. R. Lawson
Tom C. R. Lawson

In 1999, a first-of-its-kind program took flight at Western University due, in large part, to the personal commitment and dedication of the late Tom C. R. Lawson.

Mr. Lawson, a veteran and honorary member and chairman of the Snowbirds 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, envisioned an academic program that combined courses in aviation management with professional flight training.

He worked side-by-side with university officials and personally invested – including building a flight centre and purchasing aircraft.

Today, Western’s CAM program is receiving another boost – this time in memory of its benevolent founder.

The Lawson Foundation has donated $156,000 to the program to establish an annual $6,000 scholarship in Lawson’s honour. The Thomas C.R. Lawson Award in Commercial Aviation Management (Flight Training) will be awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the third or fourth year of the program who maintains a 70 per cent average and demonstrates an aptitude for aviation.

“The Lawson Foundation is pleased to establish this award to honour Tom and celebrate his tremendous professional and philanthropic contributions to the London community,” says Marcel Lauzière, Executive Director of the Lawson Foundation.

According to Capt. Brian Morris, Director, Flight Operations and Industry Liaison at Western, the scholarship is the largest of its kind for students in the program. “It’s really wonderful that Tom’s name lives on in this award and that, through this generous gift, we can educate the students as to Tom’s role in establishing the program.”