Undergraduate Alumni

Are you an English grad? We'd love to hear from you! Email us and let us know what you're doing - uenglish@uwo.ca. 

Graduate Degree Occupation

Angie Abdou, MA'92

English Author, Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom, The Bone Cage and In Case I Go

Shelley Ambrose, BA'83

English Publisher and Executive Director, The Walrus Magazine
Sophia Apostol, BA'03 English Life Coach, Sophia Apostol
Dev Aujla, BA'06 English devaujla.com, Founder, DreamNow; author of Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money and Community in a Changing World (Penguin 2011)

Cameron Bailey, BA'87

English Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival
R. Scott Bakker, BA'95 Science Fiction & Fantasy Novelist
Brent Boles, BA'12 English Student Engagement Program Coordinator, Western University

Sarah BotelhoBA’16

English & Writing Singer-songwriter, 2018 winner of The Launch

Robert Boyda, BA'79

English Head of Global Asset Allocation, John Hancock Investment Management Services
Stephen Brunt, BA'82 English Sports Journalist, Columnist, Author for TSN, Globe and Mail
Basia Bulat, BA'06 English Singer/Songwriter, Juno nominee
Karen Chan English/Engineering SWE Canada Ambassador
Chris Charlton, BA English Former member of Provincial Parliament
Shannon Charnock, BA'11 English General Manager, Young Voices Toronto

Owen Charters, BA'88

English President & CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Canada
Jessica Clark, BA'06 Program Officer, Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Colleen Kim Daniher, BA'06 English Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University

Michael Jari Davidson, BA'08

Film Director of Photography

Patrick Deane, MA'80, PhD'86

English Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University
Carol Deimling, BA'74 English Retired, Volunteer, Orilla Museum of Art and History
Heather Desserud, BA'07 English Communications Advisor at MEOPAR

Erin Dunham, BA'06

English & Writing CEO, The Other Bird
Sarah Emms, BA'14 English Marketing Specialist, London Life/Great West Life Company
Sharon English, BA'89, MA'90 English Novelist & Short Story Writer; Giller Prize Nominee; Writing Instructor, University of Toronto

Joshua M. Ferguson, BA'09

Film Writer & Filmmaker
Megan Findlay, BA'06 Creative Director, McMillan
Brian Francis, BA'94 Novelist, CBC Canada Reads Finalist
Francis James Frenzel, BSc'08 Physics/English Pilot-in-training, Royal Canadian Air Force - One of 17 finalists to become Canada's next two astronauts

Mark Furukawa, BA'90

English Owner Dr. Disc record store
Darryl Gibson, BA'73 English Freelance Writer and Editor, Japan

Anita Gaffney, BA'90

English Executive Director, Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Bryson Gordon, BA'98 English Head of Advanced Advertising Group, Viacom, Inc.
Marie-Lauren Gregoire, BA'98 English/Philosophy Communications Professional
Catherine Haggerty, BA'05, MA'06 English Copy Editor, Info-Tech Research Group
Jennifer Hale, BA'08 English Volunteer Services Coordinator, Alzheimer Society London & Middlesex
Faryl Hausman, BA'82 English Vice-President, Litigation and Regulatory Affairs for Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.
Jennifer Hedger, BA'98 English Co-host, TSN SportsCentre
Jeanine Henderson Kitching, BA'08 English Owner/Director, Infinity Dance Competitive Company, Stratford
Brandon Hicks, BA'08 English Section Editor/Regular Contributor, The Rumpus
Mary Hofstetter, MA'69 English Principal at Consulting in Arts, Culture, Governance in Not for Profit Organizations; former President and CEO, The Banff Centre; former President, Sheridan College; and former General Manager, The Stratford Festival
Scott Holden, BA'98, MA'99 English Publisher Relations Manager, OneBookshelf Inc., former Lead Content Writer, CCP Games

Dr. Jillian Horton, BA'96, MA'97

English Physician, award-winning Medical Educator, Writer, Musician and Podcaster

Amanda Inglese, BA'18

English & Writing

Amanda graduated from Western with a degree in Creative Writing and English Language Literature. Two of Amanda’s screenplays are published in Issue 8 of Western’s online literary journal, Occasus. Skin, a film she wrote during Kathryn Mockler’s short film screenwriting class Writing 2204F was produced October 2018 and is currently in a festival circuit. Previously, she has been a moderator on different panels, including the Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story. She is preparing to shoot her next short film, Bit by Bit, in November alongside Sahil Mirchandani her co-director.

Sandor Johnson, BA'93

English Winemaker, Potter Settlement Artisan Winery

Tate Kenney, BA'14

English Actor
Loren Klostermann, BA'07 English Retail Account Manager, Today’s Parent magazine, Rogers Consumer Publishing
Neil Larocque, BA'00 English Dir. Academics/Head of English Literature, Shenzhen Yunding International School

Silken Laumann, BA'88

English Olympic athlete, author, speaker

Carolyn Lawrence, BA'00

English President and CEO, Women of Influence, Inc.

Cynthia Lockrey, BA'95

English/History Author, Bed Rest Mom: Surviving Pregnancy-Related Bed Rest with Your Sanity and Dignity Intact
Rachael Luby, BA'16 English & Writing Senior Communications Specialist, Canada Life
Lisa Madokoro, BA'08 English Cultural Specialist, Shopify

Sam Maggs, BA'10

English & Film Studies Author, TV Personality, Writer for BioWare

Eternity Martis, BA'14
English/WFSR Author, Senior Editor at Daily Xtra
Kim McArthur, BA'75 English President and Publisher, McArthur & Company; Founder of Little, Brown, Canada
Rob McCallum, BA'04 Film Filmmaker
John Mellott, BA'83 English Business Process Analyst, Logistics and Engineering for General Dynamics Land Systems Canada
Peter Morra, BA'99, MA'00 English Senior Director of Communications, Internal & Community, for Starbucks Coffee Canada

Carol Off, BA'81

English Host, CBC Radio’s As It Happens
Ashley Patenaude, BA'14 Artist Liaison, VIP Event Services
Zoë Pope, BA'06 Head of Marketing for CanDeal Inc.
Jelena Popovich, BA'05 Film
Sonya Poweska, BA'04 Culture Program Specialist, City of Waterloo
Justin Quesnelle, BA'03 Manager, Clinical Skills Learning Program of Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; Founder of Passionfool theatre company
Jagdeep Raina, BA'13 English Artist
Anthea Rowe, BA'02,
English Owner, Anthea Rowe Communications
John Sabine, BA'67 English Counsel & Partner, Bennett Jones
Kelsey Stanczyk, BA'13 English & Writing Account Manager, Public Sector Digest

Carly Stone, BA'11

English & Writing Writer
Maddie Storvold, BA'16 English Singer-songwriter, 2019 winner of The Launch
Kate Strachan, BA'06 English Director of Consumer Engagement, Me to We Enterprises
Dianna Symonds, BA'77 English Managing Editor, Maclean’s magazine
Adela Talbot, BA'08 English Journalist, Western News

Alan Thicke, BA'67

English Actor, entertainer
Robert Thompson, BA'95 English Contributing editor, business and sports writer, author

Leagh Turner, BA'95

English Chief Operating Officer for SAP Canada
Terry Warne, BA'07 English Promotions Manager, CBC News, Current Affairs and Documentaries
Aaron Wherry, BA'12 English Associate Editor & Parliamentary Reporter, Maclean’s Magazine
Margaret Whitley, BA'85 English Executive Director, Montessori Academy of London

Nicole Winstanley, BA'96

English Publisher, Penguin Random House Canada
Maggie Wrobel, BA'04 English/German Arts Editor, Globe and Mail | Life & Arts
James Zegers, BA'84 English Lawyer