Western University

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Helen Connell - Associate Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs.


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Recent News from Western University

Key facts about Western University

Network member since 2013

36,000 students including 2,800 international students from 117 countries

12 Faculties and Schools, 3 Affiliated University Colleges

More than 400 combinations of majors, minors and specializations at the undergraduate level

Over 120 professional and graduate programs

More than $230 million in research funding annually

260,000 alumni in over 150 countries worldwide

University College – Built in 1923, 126-foot high tower is a memorial to WWI veterans from the region

The Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel – since 1965, this facility has tested the designs of many of the world’s tallest buildings and longest bridges

Western University's Mission & Vision

Western provides the best student experience among Canada's leading research-intensive universities

About Western University

Since 1878, Western University (The University of Western Ontario) has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth. An academically competitive, research-intensive university, Western challenges the best and brightest students, faculty and staff to commit to the highest global standards.

Considered Canada’s most beautiful campus, Western is situated on 1,200 acres of green space containing Gothic-style buildings and modern structures. Our home, London, Canada, is a safe and welcoming community of more than 366,000 people.


International Partnerships

  • Exchange partnerships at 85 institutions in more than 25 countries
  • More than 500 active international research collaborations

International campuses and research facilities:

  • The Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute, Ivey Business School, Hong Kong
  • Ivey India, Mumbai, India
  • WORLDiscoveries Asia, Nanjing, China and Hong Kong
  • Soochow-Western Synchrotron Radiation Research Centre

Notable Research Areas

  • Neuroscience/Brain and Mind
  • Imaging
  • Materials and Biomaterials
  • Wind Engineering and Natural Disaster Mitigation
  • Environmental Sustainability and Green Energy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Planetary Science and Exploration
  • Musculoskeletal Health

Most significant research breakthroughs

Western neuroscientists communicate with a patient who has been in a vegetative state using functional magnetic resonance imaging. For the first time, we showed that a patient clinically diagnosed as ‘vegetative’ can use his attention to show that he is conscious, and to communicate with the outside world.