Volume 94, Issue 1

Friday, May 12, 2000


O-week survives the Senate intact

Western grads make top 40

Teachers flunk budget

The battle for books rages on

Western escapes virus' tough love

Pot party ready to take the next step

The coolest way to kill insects


Media centre links UWO to Fanshawe

Faculty and admin dispute sees new light

Western grads make top 40

By Wes Brown
Gazette Staff

Eight of Western's finest were featured in a recent Report on Business magazine for their outstanding contributions in business and the community, all before the age of 40.

The feature report, started by Douglas Caldwell, chairman of the Caldwell Partners International, is currently in its fifth year and is gaining in popularity year after year.

Verity Craig is the Director-Events Manager who oversees the entire process that was designed to recognize Canadian leaders in private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

"Individuals are nominated by their peers, communities, Chief Executive Officers and senior executives, representing the very best in their fields," Craig said. "A Board of Directors from across Canada meet and decide who the top 40 are."

Aaron Regent, an honours History graduate from Western was featured on the list as the President and CEO of Trilon Securities corporation but has since accepted a position at Noranda International as Executive Vice- President and Chief Financial Officer.

"I always liked business but I knew that history would be the only chance in my life to study the Arts and obtain the invaluable writing and communicative skills that go along with it."

Rod Phillips graduated from Western in 1988 with a honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and since then has climbed his way up to Chief of Staff for the City of Toronto's Mayor's Office.

The 35-year-old said he was involved in University Students' Council politics while he attended Western and actually helped former USC President Alan Williams win office in 1987.

"I fell into that crowd early in my university career and have enjoyed it ever since. I graduated with a degree in politics which allowed me to do other things around the school," he said.

Phillips said he enjoys his job at the present time but added this is by no means an end in his career goals. Western President Paul Davenport said the university is very proud of these young people and commented on the diverse fields represented in the top 40. "Those featured come from a variety of fields and occupational pursuits," he said.

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