- #211 Ranking
- Public Institution Type
Founded on March 7, 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth (1817–1901) ‘The Western University of London Ontario’ opened its doors to students for the first time in 1881. Four faculties – Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine were there at Western's inception.
Western appeals to students with a broad world view, those seeking to study, engage with and eventually lead in the global community. Students from more than 100 countries share in classroom experiences that broaden personal perspectives and understanding. Beyond campus, students are engaged in a variety of international study-abroad, research and volunteer opportunities.
Western is strongly committed to research directed towards benefiting our society. The faculty members are responding to critical challenges faced around the world. The leading-edge research provides the foundation for graduate student training and undergraduate learning. The faculty members are actively involved in projects at the frontier of knowledge. Their knowledge is brought into the classroom and applied in industry everyday.
Western's Student Success Centre facilitates the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni.
Student Central offers a wide variety of services for current students, future students, alumni, staff, and faculty. Services are offered in person, by telephone, by e-mail, or online. Student Central services include:
Western Residences offer more than just a place to eat and sleep. Residence life engages and connects you to the University community and fosters your growth as a leader. There are ample opportunities for leadership and involvement in a range of activities.
Western is pleased to provide UWOFA Librarians and Archivists with an extensive range of benefits.
The Instructional Technology Resource Centre supports faculty members who wish to integrate technology into their courses. Approved projects are assigned to student consultants who will work directly with faculty members to develop their ideas into e-learning tools. The ITRC has a diverse collection of software and hardware that can be used throughout the development process.
A Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) is provided for reimbursement of medical expenses. Medical Expenses as defined by Income Tax Regulations are eligible for reimbursement including premiums for other insurance programs, dental expenses, vision care expenses, drugs, hospital, supplies and many other items.
Founded in 1878, Western is one of the most picturesque campuses in North America, situated along the banks of the Thames River in London, Ontario - Canada’s eleventh largest city with a population of 381,000. Western’s gothic architecture and our ivy-covered campus blend in seamlessly with 1,200 acres of rolling hills and endless scenic locations to study, chat with friends or relax.
With the Western Mustangs constantly bringing trophies and awards back to campus, athletics, recreation, and wellness have been a huge part of Western's proud history since 1878. But you don't have to be an athlete to stay fit - visit the Campus Recreation Center for aquatics, dance and classes, to sign up for and compete in intramural sports.
Western has a wide variety of clubs and associations to belong to. Whether you want to join over 9,500 other students in one of 180 different clubs on campus, or if you're staff or faculty at Western, there is a way for everyone to feel connected.