Dispatch: November 13, 2020

Dispatch: A summary of recent business appointments and announcements, and upcoming events for the week ahead


Nicholas (Nick) Harney, dean of the Western University Faculty of Social Science (five-year term, beginning August 1, 2021).

Luke Nielsen, vice president of sales, InterVal.

Donna Kotsopoulos, dean of the Western University Faculty of Education, (five-year term beginning January 1, 2021).


Dispatch: November 13, 2020 Dispatch DispatchPhoto: Stryker Medical London will close in early 2021

Backroads Café and Tavern to open at 625 Dundas Street, former location of the St. Regis Tavern (to open by end of 2020).

London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos has announced the 4th Annual London North Centre Honour Roll, highlighting individuals and groups working to build a strong, supportive and inclusive community.

Hospital bed manufacturer Stryker Medical London, 1020 Adelaide Street South, to shut down early 2021, sidelining more than 70 employees. Business will be shifted to Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Stryker Corp. facility.

Western University researcher Dr. Qingping Feng has been named the 2020 WORLDiscoveries Vanguard Innovator of the Year for his team’s development of the protein annexin A5 into a pharmaceutical that may become the world’s first effective treatment for sepsis.

Dr. Irene Hramiak, St. Joseph’s Health Care endocrinologist and Lawson Health Research Institute scientist, has been awarded a 2020 Mastership from the American College of Physicians.

Fanshawe College has announced is will become a military-connected campus, offering increased social supports, new bursaries and academic credit for students who are military-connected.

Author Jennifer Grainger has had her new book released. London Free Press: From the Vault II, is a photo-history hardcover book documenting Free Press stories from 1950 to 1975.

The City of London curbside compost program, expected to start next fall, has been delayed and is now slated to begin in summer or fall of 2022.


Dispatch: November 13, 2020 Dispatch Dispatch

November 16: Entrepreneurship: A Family Affair

November 17: 360 by Deloitte

November 17: Becoming Entrepreneurial: Education Alumni on Starting a Business

November 17: Starting a Small Business Webinar

November 18: The Canadian Club of London: The Fight for History

November 18: Are You Online Ready? Webinar

November 19: Branding Your Business Better Webinar

November 19: Sales Foundation Boot Camp

November 19: Proteus Innovation Competition Virtual Launch

November 19: Pillar Community Innovation Awards

November 20: The Science of Talk Workshop

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