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Extraordinary friendships, extraordinary support

June 26, 2018

Research conducted at Western has shown the importance of positive relationships to a person’s health and wellbeing.

And while these strong personal connections are important on an individual basis, they also prove vitally important on a grander scale. At Western, we’re grateful for the longstanding relationships we have built with our supporters and friends, and proud of the extraordinary impact we have been able to make together.

Friends like Aubrey Dan, BACS’85, a proud alumnus and long-time donor. Aubrey has again shown his support for Western by making his second $5-million gift to his namesake department, the DAN Departmentof Management & Organizational Studies. This donation helps position DAN Management as a global leader, enabling it to grow and strengthen research and teaching in key areas of importance to businesses around the world.

You will read Aubrey’s story and many other examples of the power of our amazing friendships in this edition of Impact Western.

Like our continuing work with the\ Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, an organization that has long supported Western’s research into Alzheimer’s disease. Its support helps fund current faculty members, as well as graduate students who will become the next generation of Alzheimer’s experts.

Or Nigel Gilby, BA’77, a personal injurylawyer who rallied half a dozen colleagues from local law firms to donate $130,000 in support of concussion research. The gift supports the development of therapies and coping strategies for more than 160,000 Canadians who suffer concussions each year.

Or the Salamander Foundation,whose ongoing support is helping to ensure healthy and sustainable water sources in conjunction with our Faculty of Engineering.

These relationships are integral to the success of our work, and to the betterment of society through that work on a local, national and global level. Thank you to all our friends for their continued support.

Amit Chakma
President & Vice-Chancellor
Western University

This article appeared in the Summer 2018 edition of Impact Western
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