Viewbook | 2018 - Western University

 
Viewbook | 2018 - Western University
Viewbook | 2018
Viewbook | 2018 - Western University
Discover Canada’s Best                                                                Find the Program that is Right for You
Student Experience                                                                    Overview....................................................................... 30
Top 10 Reasons to Choose Western.........................4                            Special Programs for
The Western Guarantee...............................................6
Experience Western in 360º...................................... 7
                                                                                      High-Achieving Students...........................................31
                                                                                      Academic Choices...................................................... 32
                                                                                                                                                                            CONNECT WITH US
                                                                                      First-Entry Faculties.................................................... 36          #offtowesternu
Explore Your Home Away From Home                                                      Professional Second-Entry Programs...................60
Living in London.............................................................8        Affiliated University Colleges.................................. 68
Residence...................................................................... 10
                                                                                      Apply to Western
Enhance Your Academic Experience                                                      Application Checklist..................................................72
Co-Curricular Activities............................................... 12            Applying to Western....................................................75
International Opportunities....................................... 14                 Supplemental Admission Applications
Sports & Recreation Services................................... 16                    and Profiles....................................................................76    facebook.com/            twitter.com/        instagram.com/               youtube.com/
Clubs & Associations.................................................. 18             Admission Requirements...........................................77                   westernuWelcome          westernu            westernuniversity            WesternUniversity
Research.......................................................................20     Submission of Documents and Transcripts......... 84
Entrepreneurship........................................................ 22           Important Dates.......................................................... 85

Find the Support You Need                                                             Become a Western Mustang
Support Services........................................................ 24           Your Extraordinary Future Starts Here.................. 86
Health & Wellness...................................................... 26
Campus Safety.............................................................27

Discover the Ways to Finance
Your Degree
Scholarships & Awards............................................. 28
Financial Aid................................................................. 29

Explore Canada’s Most Beautiful Campus                                                                                                                                     Fall/Winter Campus and Residence Tours
Fall Preview Day                                                               March Break Open House                                                                      Available weekdays at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and select Saturdays during
Sunday, November 12, 2017                                                      Saturday, March 10, 2018                                                                    the academic year.

                                                                                                                                                                           Spring/Summer Campus and Residence Tours
These events will provide you and your family an opportunity to visit London, tour Western’s
                                                                                                                                                                           Available weekdays at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and select Saturdays in May.
beautiful campus and meet with professors, staff and current students from all undergraduate
faculties. For more details or to register, visit welcome.uwo.ca or phone 519.661.2100.                                                                                    Reserve your tour well in advance at welcome.uwo.ca or by phone 519.661.2100.
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TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE WESTERN

       Unique Programs &                                                                                                                                                               6
       Academic Choices
         • More than 400
           undergraduate programs
           and 88 different graduate
           degree programs
         • 11 Faculties and a School
                                                                                                                                                                                   Classroom Connections to
                                                                                                                                                                                   Real-World Experiences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7
           of Graduate & Postdoctoral                                                                                                                                               • Experiential Learning: Alternative
           Studies                                                                                                                                                                    Spring Break, Community Engaged
         • Modular undergraduate
           degree structure                                                                                                              5                                            Learning, Propel Entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                                                                                      Centre, Leadership and Mentorship,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Support Networks for
         • Unique programs for high-                                                                                                                                                  Western’s Volunteer Program, Western
           achieving students, including:                                                                                                                                             Heads East – to name a few. See          Work Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                      pages 12 and 13 for more information.     • More than 2,000 undergraduate work
             ƒƒ School for Advanced
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Leadership: Student government,             study and paid positions on campus
                Studies in the Arts &
                Humanities (SASAH)                                                                                                                                                    Leadership Education Program, faculty     • Internship, co-op, job shadowing,
             ƒƒ Scholar’s Electives                                                                                                                                                   and residence councils, student             fieldwork and volunteer opportunities
                                                                                                                                      Exceptional Financial Support
                                                   1
             ƒƒ Western Scholars                                                                                                                                                      clubs and student associations,             off campus
                                                                                                                                       • National Scholarships valued from            varsity sports, and one of the largest    • 94.6% employment rates for Western
             ƒƒ Ivey Advanced Entry
                                                                                                                                         $30,000 to $65,000                           intramural sports programs in Canada.       grads – two years after graduation
                Opportunity
             ƒƒ Western Integrated                                                                                                     • Guaranteed admission scholarships            See pages 16-19 for more information.     • Numerous student support networks
                Science (WISc)                                                                                                           valued from $1,000 to $10,000              • Western’s Co-Curricular Record:             are available throughout campus to
                                                                                                                                       • Robust financial aid, student award          Showcase your experience to                 help you achieve success.
                                                                                                                                         and work study programs                      employers. See page 12.                     See page 24 for more information.

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                                                Bright, Diverse &
                                                Satisfied Students
                                                 • More than 38,000 students from 127      First-Rate Residence System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 10
                                                   countries around the world               • Ranked one of the best residence        Global Connections
    Award-Winning                                • A mean entrance average of 89.6%           experiences among large universities     • 4,300 international students              A Beautiful Campus
    Faculty & Staff                                (of all registered incoming secondary      in Canada                                  from 127 countries                         • Founded in 1878, Western is one
     • More 3M National teaching award-            school students in 2015)                 • Nine residences and three residence      • 292,181 alumni in 154 countries              of the most picturesque campuses
       winning faculty than any university in    • An astounding first to second year         styles: traditional-, suite- and           worldwide                                    in North America, situated
       Ontario (second in Canada)                  retention rate exceeding 93%               hybrid-style                             • International exchange and study             along the banks of the Thames
     • Named among Canada’s Top 100              • Graduation rates that exceed the         • Meal plans to suit your tastes and         abroad opportunities at 135+                 River in London, Ontario.
       Employers                                   Ontario system                             dietary requirements                       institutions in 39 countries               • Western’s gothic architecture and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Western Guarantee
     • 3,860 dedicated full-time faculty and     • 22 Rhodes scholarship recipients have    • Safe and inclusive environment within    • A Global and Intercultural Engagement        our ivy-covered campus blend in           • Admission scholarships
       support staff on Main Campus                come from Western                          walking distance to lecture halls,         Honor to complement your degree              seamlessly with 1,200 acres of rolling    • The first-year courses you want
     • One of Canada’s Top 10 research-          • 93.5% of our graduating students           libraries, recreation facilities         • International internship, volunteer and      hills and endless scenic locations to     • A place to live in residence
       intensive universities                      would recommend Western to a friend        and other services                         research opportunities                       study, chat with friends or relax.        • An extraordinary student experience

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Discover Canada's Best Student Experience

                                                                                                                                             Experience Western in 360°
                                                                                                                                            Experience Western from any angle. Take a walk through
                                                                                                                                              our beautiful campus, tour our facilities or listen to a
                                                                                                                                                lecture right from the comfort of your own home.

                                                                                                                                                      welcome.uwo.ca/360

    The Western Guarantee
    Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide, Western offers the best student experience
    inside and outside the classroom. And the best student experience comes with a guarantee for
    first-year students.
    Admission Scholarships                                            A Place to Live in Residence
    To recognize your academic achievement, we will offer you         Experience the convenience, safety and support of living on
    an admission scholarship ranging in value from $1,000 for one     campus. We guarantee you’ll start your new life at Western in
    year, to $10,000 ($2,500 each year for four years) if you are     one of our great residences, if you are a single student, without
    admitted based on your secondary school diploma, and your         children, graduating from secondary school who has received
    final admission average, including prerequisite courses as        an offer of full-time, first-year admission for September 2018.
    calculated by Western, is 88 per cent or greater. Western will    See residenceatwestern.ca for requirements.
    determine averages for applicants who are not studying in a
    Canadian secondary school curriculum based on: curriculum,        An Extraordinary Student Experience
    grading practices, grading scale interpretation and performance   Learn from our brightest professors and researchers. Live in the
    of previous students from that curriculum while at Western.       best residence system and study on the most beautiful campus
                                                                      in the country. Complement your academic program with an
    The First-Year Courses You Want                                   exceptional range of curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular
    Western offers more than 400 different specializations, majors    activities. Gain valuable career experience through internships,
    and minors at the undergraduate level. Choose the first-year      co-ops, job shadowing and volunteer programs, locally,
    courses you want for the program in which you are enrolled on     nationally and internationally. It’s all part of Canada’s Best
    Main Campus and, as long as you have the prerequisites, we        Student Experience.
    will guarantee you a spot in 1000-level introductory courses on
    Main Campus.

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Downtown London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Victoria Park

    FALL IN LOVE WITH LONDON, ONTARIO                                                                                                                                    Covent Garden Market                                          Budweiser Gardens                                   Springbank Park

    uwo.ca/about/visit/london.html

    With a diverse population of more than 383,000, London is an educational, cultural and
    economic hub of southwestern Ontario.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ONTARIO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   QUÉBEC
    Living in London                                                        Culture                                                                                                                        Sault Ste. Marie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 17            Sudbury
    London offers the best of both worlds – big city excitement with        London is home to a thriving creative community, from the
    a small town feel. It’s a city that knows how to have fun and           professional offerings of the Grand Theatre and Museum
    make everyone feel welcome.                                             London, to countless other museums, community ensembles,                                                                                                                                                       Montreal
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                                                                                                                                                           ?
                                                                            theatre troupes and specialty galleries. On Western’s own                                                                                                                                           Ottawa
    Shopping                                                                campus, we offer various activities for you to connect with your
                                                                                                                                                Where is
    From the unique, independent retailers along Richmond Row               artistic side – everything from our McIntosh Art Gallery to noon-
                                                                                                                                                London,                                                                                                                                  401

                                                                                                                                                Ontario
    and in Wortley Village to the trendy stores in suburban shopping
    malls, London is a great place to shop.
                                                                            hour ensembles in the Don Wright Faculty of Music to various
                                                                                                                                                Located in the centre                               U.S.A.                                                              Kingston
                                                                            theatrical productions and fashion shows put on in the Paul                                                                                                           Barrie               401
                                                                            Davenport Theatre.                                                  of southwestern                                                                                               400
    Dining                                                                                                                                      Ontario, London is
    London offers it all: intimate cafés, pubs, fine dining and walk-up     Festivals                                                           approximately two                                                                               Toronto
    souvlaki stands. London has an eclectic mix of chefs bringing           Londoners love to celebrate diversity. Our city is home to          hours driving distance                                                                             401
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Niagara Falls
    the hottest culinary trends to the city. Foodies will also enjoy        numerous festivals year-round including Sunfest, Rock the Park      from Toronto and                                         Port Huron                    402
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 London
    exploring the locally produced offerings at Western’s Farmers’          Music Festival and Pride London Festival.                           Detroit, Michigan.                                                                                                   Buffalo
    Market, the Covent Garden Market or the Masonville Farmers’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       94             Sarnia
                                                                            Getting Here                                                                                                                 Detroit
    and Artisans’ Market.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  75         Windsor                            90                   U.S.A.
                                                                            London is easily accessible by car, bus, train or plane.
    Nightlife
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Toledo
    A lively collection of nightclubs, pubs and live theatre, as well       The 401, a 400-series highway that stretches                                                                                                                     Cleveland
                                                                            from Windsor to Québec, brings you directly                                                                                                     90
    as various dining opportunities, makes Richmond Row the
    place to be seen. You’ll find today’s hottest artists in the heart of   to our city’s edge with easy access to campus
    downtown at the 10,000-seat Budweiser Gardens. Movie fans can           from three different highway exits.
    choose from Western Film and a variety of screens around town.          Via Rail and Greyhound have terminals downtown,
                                                                            and WestJet and Air Canada fly out of the London
    Recreation                                                              International Airport on a regular basis. The London
    Affectionately called the Forest City, London boasts an                 airport code is YXU.
    extensive trail system for walking, running, biking or inline                                                                                      Gamal Assaad
    skating. Tree-lined trails run along the Thames River – right into      Travelling Within London                                                    Hometown: Oakville, ON
    Western’s campus. Winter sports can be enjoyed at London’s              Every full-time Western undergraduate student                               Program: Mechanical Engineering
    Boler Mountain, while indoor and outdoor ice rinks are a                is provided with a London Transit bus pass.
    popular choice for skaters and hockey players. In the summer,           Numerous stops are available throughout                                   “I love living in London because it is affordable and has
    Londoners take a short drive to the beaches of Grand Bend               London, Western’s Main Campus and our                                      access to lots of dining, shopping and other activities
    (Lake Huron) or Port Stanley (Lake Erie) or enjoy the many parks        surrounding Affiliated University Colleges.                                close to student living areas. I like spending time with
    London has to offer.                                                    During exams, the University Students’ Council                             my friends hanging out at cafés on Richmond Row and
                                                                            offers a free late-night shuttle service so students                       taking walks at Gibbons Park with my girlfriend.”
    Sporting Events
                                                                            have a safe way to get to and from campus. Taxi
    London’s got game! The London Knights (hockey), the London              and limousine services are available 24 hours a day
    Majors (baseball), and the London Lightning (basketball) keep           for your in-town and out-of-town travel needs.
    the excitement going year-round at prices students can afford.

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WHY REZLIFE?
     EXPLORE                                                                                                                            Healthy Dining
                                                                                                                                        Our flexible meal plan gives you easy access to residence dining halls and campus eateries,
     YOUR HOME                                                                                                                          plus many off-campus meal plan partners. Our chefs prepare a wide selection of food in
                                                                                                                                        house, so there’s always something new to try. Allergies? Dietary restrictions? No problem.
     AWAY FROM                                                                                                                          Our packaging is labelled and nutritional content is available online for our menu items.
                                                                                                                                        Furthermore, you can work with our Nutrition Manager for assistance in making healthy food
     HOME                                                                                                                               choices. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and nut-free options are offered daily.

                                                                                                                                        The Academic Edge
     residenceatwestern.ca
     housing@uwo.ca                                                                                                                     Studies have shown students who live in residence do better academically than their
     519.661.3547                                                                                                                       off-campus peers.† Our Living Learning Communities are made up of like-minded students
                                            Saugeen-Maitland Hall (Traditional-Style)                                                   to create fluidity between the academic and home environments. An Academic and
               /westernurezlife
                                                                                                                                        Leadership Programmer (ALP) works in each residence to provide coaching, academic
                                                                                                                                        resources, academic programming, exam review sessions, study skill workshops, or to
                                                                                                                                        simply form study groups – all right where you live!
     Western Residences
     offer more than just a                                                                                                             Getting Involved and Growing Your Skills
                                                                                                                                        Expand your personal and professional skills through involvement in numerous academic,
     place to eat and sleep.                                                                                                            social, cultural and recreational activities just steps away from your front door. By getting
     Residence life engages                                                                                                             involved in your Residents’ Council or becoming a Residence Staff member or Residence
     and connects you to the                                                                                                            Soph, you can gain valuable leadership skills to help you land your dream job when
     University community                                                                                                               you graduate.
     and fosters your growth                                                                                                            Focus on Safety
     as a leader. There are                                                                                                             In residence, access to buildings and/or the residential areas of buildings is restricted
     ample opportunities                                                                                                                24/7 by a locked door controlled by card access. Our Front Desk staff are just a phone
                                                                                                                                        call away, and residence student staff live on each floor and are on-call during evenings
     for leadership and                                                                                                                 and weekends.
     involvement in a range
     of activities.                                                                                                                     Clean and Cared for Facilities
                                                                                                                                        We’re continually upgrading and renovating our residences to ensure you enjoy high
     Living on campus puts                                                                                                              quality, well-equipped accommodations. Common areas and shared washrooms on
     you at the centre of                                                                                                               your floor and throughout your building are cleaned every day. We also provide regular
     everything.                                                                                                                        room cleaning.
                                            Essex Hall (Suite-Style)
     In residence, you are steps                                                                                                        Seamless Move-in
     away from class, Western’s                                                                                                         Our 850 student volunteers (Sophs) ensure your move-in day is stress free. With your
     many libraries, the state-of-the-                                                                                                  consent, we’ll unpack your vehicle and ensure your belongings are taken straight to
     art Western Student Recreation                                                                                                     your room.
     Centre (WSRC) and the University
     Community Centre (UCC). Bus                                                                                                        Memories to Last a Lifetime
     stops are located close to every                                                                                                   Residence enables you to meet new people, make connections with hundreds of other
     residence so you can easily travel                                                                                                 students and engage with the greater Western community. Residence is where lifelong
     off campus when required.                                                                                                          friendships begin.
     Residence Amenities                                                                                                                ł Source: Office of Institutional Planning & Budgeting, Western University, internal data 2002-2016.

      • Workout rooms, private music
        practice rooms and laundry                                                                                                      Room Rates*
        facilities
      • In-building dining halls with a
        varied six-week menu cycle
                                                                                                                                                  Traditional-Style*                                Suite-Style*                                   Hybrid-Style*                                   Meal Plans***
      • Main lounges for residence
        events equipped with ping-
        pong and pool tables, couches
                                                                                                                                                 Double Room $6,810                      Elgin Hall & Essex Hall $9,520                        Double Room $8,370                                      Option 1:
        and large screen TVs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $5,295
                                                                                                                                                 Single Room $7,660                          Alumni House** $7,640                              Single Room $9,160
      • Access to 24-hour Front Desk        Ontario Hall (Hybrid-Style)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Option 2:
        service                                                                                                                               Available in Delaware Hall,
                                                                                                                                             Medway-Sydenham Hall, and
                                                                                                                                                                                              London Hall** $8,990                             Available in Ontario Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Perth Hall.                                    $4,895
      • Regular caretaking from our                                                                                                            Saugeen-Maitland Hall.
                                          We offer nine residences with three different room styles: traditional-style with single or
        Facilities Management staff
                                          double rooms and shared common washrooms on each floor; hybrid-style with mostly
      • Designated study rooms for        double-room units and semi-private washrooms; and suite-style with single bedrooms,
                                                                                                                                        *All rates cover the eight-month academic year (September 2017 to April 2018), and are subject to change upon approval by Western’s Senate and Board of Governors. In our traditional and
        your floor                        semi-private washrooms, shared cooking facilities and a common living area.                     hybrid residences, most first-year students are assigned double rooms. **Upper-year residence for second-, third- and fourth-year students. ***Meal Plan rates are made up of overhead
                                                                                                                                          (non-refundable) and total food credit (refundable). All residents are required to purchase a mandatory meal plan (except those placed in Alumni House and London Hall).

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CONNECT THE
     CLASSROOM TO
     REAL-WORLD                                                                                                                                         VYSHNAVE
     EXPERIENCES                                                                                                                                        JEYABALAN
     Western offers many opportunities inside                                                                                                           ASB 2015 IN JAMAICA,
     and outside the classroom for you to                                                                                                               ASB 2017 IN PANAMA
     apply your academic knowledge in real-                                                                                                            “I had the privilege of
     world settings. With experiential learning,                                                                                                        participating in Alternative
     you can complement your studies with
                                                                                                                                                        Spring Break (ASB) twice
     relevant, rewarding experiences that
     help you develop transferable skills and
                                                                                                                                                        during my undergraduate
     refine your career options.                                                                                                                        life, both as a participant
                                                                                                                                                        and team leader. This
     Western’s Co-Curricular Record                                                                                                                     eye-opening experience
     You can also showcase all of your                                                                                                                  presented me the
     activities in an official document known
                                                                                                                                                        opportunity to understand
     as Western’s Co-Curricular Record
     (WCCR). Whether it’s a workshop, a club,
                                                                                                                                                        different perspectives that
     an international learning experience or a                                                                                                          exist, giving me a new
     leadership position, you can track your                                                                                                            sense of global and self-
     experiences – and learning – using this                                                                                                            awareness. ASB has made
     online tool. Activities connect to 10 core                                                                                                         an impact on me and I
     areas of development, including Career                                                                                                             know my undergraduate
     Preparation, Commitment to Learning,                                                                                                               experience would not
     Communication, Diversity, Engaging in                                                                                                              be the same if I had not
     the Arts, Global Awareness, Health and                                                                                                             participated in ASB!
     Wellness, Leadership, Self-Awareness
     and Social Responsibility.
     myexperience.uwo.ca

     Internship & Co-op                              Job Shadow                                   Fieldwork                                    Community Engaged Learning                    Alternative Spring Break (ASB)              Western Heads East
     Gain the relevant knowledge and skills          Test-drive a specific job or employment      Integrate theory and skills learned in the   (CEL)                                         Spend an unforgettable spring break         Collaborate with East African partners and
     required to enter a particular employment       sector to see if it is a good fit for your   classroom or laboratory into real-world      Link your classroom education with            travelling with faculty and staff team      Western students, faculty and staff to use
     sector. Participate in paid or unpaid, short-   skills, interests and career plans. Job      environments. Mainly concentrated in         community-based projects and see your         leaders to participate in week-long         probiotic food to contribute to health and
     term or long-term, local or international       shadow connects you with future              the natural and social sciences such         learning come to life through CEL classes     service projects in local, national and     sustainable development in areas such
     placements for academic credit or for           employers in informal – but meaningful       as biology, earth sciences, geology,         in most disciplines. Build your resumé        global communities. Past service projects   as Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda. There
     a non-credit course. Check with your            – ways and provides you with a ‘sneak        anthropology and archaeology, fieldwork      through hands-on learning that makes          have included Habitat for Humanity builds   are also opportunities to contribute to the
     Faculty or The Student Success Centre           peek’ into a work world that lies just       allows you to work in teams to improve       a tangible impact in the community. Get       in New Orleans; teaching English in the     program here at home.
     to see if there is an option for your           beyond graduation.                           your communication, team work and            involved with non-profits during your first   Dominican Republic; and constructing an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         westernheadseast.ca
     degree program. You can also search                                                          problem-solving skills.                      week at Western with Orientation Serves,      accessible washroom in Peru.
                                                     jobshadow.uwo.ca
     for international internship and research                                                                                                 and continue throughout your time at
                                                                                                  fieldwork.uwo.ca                                                                           asb.uwo.ca
     opportunities on Western’s international                                                                                                  Western with the Western Serves Network.
     learning website.
                                                                                                                                               cel.uwo.ca
     internship.uwo.ca
     international.uwo.ca/learning

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INTERNATIONALIZE YOUR DEGREE
     international.uwo.ca/learning | intlearn@uwo.ca | 519.661.2111, ext. 89309

     Learning without Borders                                                                                                                                     Emily Purvis
     Spread your wings and discover the world while earning your degree at Western.                                                                               Faculty of Science

                                                                                                                                    292,181
     Whether you want to study, volunteer, complete an internship, work abroad or participate                                                                     Biology field course in Ecuador
     in international learning at home, we offer a wide range of opportunities to integrate
     international experience into your university career. For example, you can study for a                                                                       “As a long time ecology lover, I was in
     semester in Singapore; uncover traces of the Roman Empire during an archaeological dig in                                      alumni in 154 countries        awe all the time. I learned so much
     northern England; intern at a multinational company in India; participate in a summer opera                                                                   about tropical biodiversity but I
     program in Italy; or volunteer with a Community Engaged Learning program in Costa Rica.
                                                                                                                                       around the world
                                                                                                                                                                   also learned much more outside
      • Develop intercultural skills
                                                                                                                                                                   the expected learning outcomes.
      • Learn a new language                                                                                                                                       My time in Ecuador allowed me to

                                                                                                                                       2,000+
      • Apply your learning in a new setting                                                                                                                       grow as a person and as a scientist.”
      • Become a global citizen
     More than $200,000 in financial support is available annually through the Global
     Opportunities Awards, and a new International Learning Award provides support for                                               Western students study,
     students going abroad in their third year. Additional scholarship programs provide unique                                      work, research or volunteer
     experiences in particular countries, regions or institutions.
                                                                                                                                         abroad each year
     Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor
     Give your degree global appeal with Western’s Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor
                                                                                                                                                                  Mario Naric, BESc’15
     recognizing students who have engaged in both academic and extracurricular activities                                                                        Faculty of Engineering

                                                                                                                                     4,300
     with a global or intercultural focus. You can accumulate points during your time at Western                                                                  Eight-week research project in
     through activities at home or abroad, and then attend an intercultural workshop.                                                                             China during second year

     Once achieved, the Honor will appear on your official transcript upon graduation. What                                                                       “My summer in Tianjin, China was
     better way to gain the global experience and intercultural skills employers are looking for,                                   international students
                                                                                                                                                                   an amazing mixture of working on
     all while pursuing your own passion for international learning?                                                                   from 127 countries
                                                                                                                                        study at Western           environmentally friendly solvents
     A World of Choice                                                                                                                                             used for oil extraction from oil
     Western’s International Exchange Program gives you the opportunity to study at more than                                                                      sands, travelling the country and
     135 universities in 39 countries, including Australia, China, Denmark, France, Germany,
     Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain,                                                                       really getting immersed in the

                                                                                                                                           135+
     Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.                                                                                                             Chinese culture. Both of these
      • Pay your tuition to Western and earn credits toward your degree                                                                                            aspects had a profound impact
                                                                                                                                                                   on my remaining undergraduate
      • Scholarships are available to support your international experience                                                             institutions offering
                                                                                                                                                                   years after returning to Western.”
      • Many partner universities offer courses taught in English                                                                     exchange opportunities
                                                                                                                                           in 39 countries
     Start planning your international experience now by exploring all the options at:
     international.uwo.ca/learning

     International Learning Award                                                                                                                                 Melody MacRae, BA’16
                                                                                                                                                                  Faculty of Information &
                                                                                                                                                                  Media Studies

                                                                                                                BOARDING PASS                                     Exchange to University of Sydney

                                                                                                                                                                  “There’s something about travelling
                                                                                                                                                                   to other places you can’t learn from
                    Every student with a
                    cumulative 80% average
                                                    Your destination options include:                                                                              a book or a lecture. It’s a genuinely
                    and a full-time course          • Academic exchange                                    • Community engaged learning                            great experience to learn so much
                    load at the end of second       • Summer study abroad                                  • Internships                                           from different perspectives and
                    year is eligible to receive a   • Field courses                                        • Research                                              life experiences. It gives you
                    $1,000 award to complete
                                                    • Alternative Spring Break                             • Other University-led experiences                      the confidence to easily surpass
                    an International Learning
                    experience in third year.*       * Experiences must be Western-approved activities. Full requirements online.                                  intercultural barriers and it provides
                                                                                                                                                                   lifelong connections with people from
                                                           international.uwo.ca/learning/go_abroad/award.html                                                      around the world.”

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MUSTANGS
     GET YOUR GAME ON | VARSITY ATHLETICS                                                                          GET ACTIVE | CAMPUS RECREATION
                                                                                                                   westernmustangs.ca/campusrec
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sport Clubs
                                                                                                                   campusrec@uwo.ca | 519.661.3090                                     Western’s Recreational Sport Clubs are sanctioned organizations,
     Intercollegiate Athletics                                                                                     Twitter: @Western_Rec                                               established by students who share a common interest in a
     westernmustangs.ca
                                                                         2016-2017 STATS                           Facebook: WesternCampusRec                                          particular sport or physical activity.
     mustangs@uwo.ca
                                                                                                                                                                                       We also offer 19 clubs covering a wide range of activities from
     519.661.3551                                                        Ranked #1 among all CIS schools for       Campus Recreation offers students a wide range of programs          badminton to karate to triathlon. At Western, there is something
                                                                         the most Academic All-Canadians with      and activities geared to all levels and abilities.                  for everyone.
     Twitter: @WesternMustangs                                           more than 30% of our student-athletes
     Facebook: WesternMustangs                                                                                     Western Student Recreation Centre (WSRC)                            Student Employment Opportunities
                                                                         achieving academic honours.
     Instagram: WesternMustangs                                                                                    This $35-million, state-of-the-art facility was made possible by    Campus Recreation employs nearly 400 students each year
     Nickname: Mustangs                                                  NINE Provincial Championships:            the largest student donation in history at a Canadian university.   to provide leadership in our many recreation programs.
     Colours: Purple, White & Silver                                     Women’s Rowing, Men’s Rowing,             Features include:                                                   Students can work part-time in a variety of positions, including
     Leagues: Primarily Ontario University Athletics (OUA)/
                                                                         Women’s Tennis, Men’s Tennis, Softball,    • 20,000 square-foot fitness centre with more than 200             intramural sport officials, lifeguards, camp leaders and fitness
     U SPORTS
                                                                         Baseball, Women’s Fencing, Men’s             cardio machines                                                  instructors.
     Sports and Recreation Services at Western University                Squash, Men’s Cross Country.
     encompasses both Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus                                                          • Eight-lane, 50-metre pool
     Recreation. We offer a variety of competitive sport and             THREE National Championship titles:        • Squash/racquetball courts
     recreational activities to enhance your student experience.         Women’s Rowing, Men’s Lacrosse and         • Five gymnasiums
                                                                         Cheerleading.
     Varsity Teams & Clubs                                                                                         Registered students receive a WSRC membership, funded
                                                                                                                   through a small recreation fee within their activity fees.
     Western has a proud tradition of athletic excellence that extends   153 student-athletes named OUA
     from the field of play to the classroom. Western student-athletes   All-Stars.                                Membership includes access to:
     compete at the highest athletic and academic levels and they
                                                                                                                    • Drop-in group fitness classes
     have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills by being    PROUD TRADITION OF
                                                                                                                    • Fitness Centre
     part of a varsity team.                                             ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE
                                                                                                                    • Drop-in gym activities such as basketball and badminton
     22 Varsity High-Performance Sports                                  Western has won 34 consecutive OUA        Intramural Sports
     24 Varsity Clubs                                                    Men’s Squash Championships                With more than 1,200 different teams and 15,000 participating
     Student Employment Opportunities                                    1,000+ student-athletes compete in        students, Western has one of the largest intramural sports
                                                                                                                   programs in Canada.
     Mustangs Athletics employs more than 200 students each              varsity sports at Western.
     year to support our varsity teams. Students can work part-time
     in communications, marketing, events and on our Mustangs
     TV broadcasts.

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Tobi Solebo
                                                                                                                                                                                                             USC President 2017-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “I have been involved with the USC since
                                                                                                                                                                                                              my first year at Western. I have been a
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Social Science Soph and an executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                              of the Purple Spur Fashion Show. I have
                                                                                                                                                                                                              joined clubs such as the Black Students
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Association and the Pre-Business Students’
                                      Chess Club                                                                                                                                                              Network. There are so many great
                                                                                                                                                                                                              opportunities on this campus. I encourage
                                                                                                                                                                                                              you to try it all. You never know what you
                                                                                                                                                                                                              will end up enjoying until you try it.”

                                                                                                                                                              Binhuizhuo (Joe) Li
                                                                                                                                                              Program: HBA/Financial Modelling
                                                                                                                                                              Student Club: NOVA Scientia

                                                                                                                                                Clubs Week    “NOVA Scientia is an academic-focused
                                                                                                                                                               club at Western. We share and discuss
                                                                                                                                                               our experiences of daily school life and
                                                                                                                                                               try to support each other to stand in a
                                                                                                                                                               stronger position when acquiring new
                                                                                                                                                               knowledge. NOVA helped me transition to
                                                                                                                                                               university, including selecting courses and
                                                                                                                                                               moving to London from Newmarket, Ont.
                                                                                                                                                               Without NOVA, I could not imagine how
                                                                                                                                                               I would have made it through first year.”

                                      Art Auction                       Dumbledore’s Army                                    Indigenous Student Association

     GET INVOLVED | STUDENT CLUBS                                                                                 westernusc.ca/clubs
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Alex Prong
     Clubs are a fundamental aspect of student life on campus. Run by the University Students’ Council (USC), Western has more than                                                                          Program: Media & the Public Interest (MPI)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Student Club: Meal Exchange Western
     10,000 members participating in 191 clubs across campus.
     The Clubs Community is the easiest way to get involved at Western. Joining a club opens up many opportunities for you to enjoy                                                                          “Being a member of Western Meal
     a balance between academic life and extracurricular activities. From community volunteering and philanthropy clubs, to political,                                                                        Exchange, and part of the national
     cultural and musical interests, if you have a passion, we have a club for you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              charity, has been great. I have met
     Join a club or create your own                                                                                                                                                                           some good friends through the club,
     Meet new people and become more involved in your Western community as a club member, or join a clubs’ executive team to
     gain interpersonal and professional skills by organizing and planning different activities for your club.                                                                                                both at Western and the organizations
     Can’t find the club for you? Start your own! The USC welcomes new clubs to campus every year. Gain leadership skills while
                                                                                                                                                                                                              we volunteer at within the city.”
     bringing students together with a common interest.
     Faculty-specific clubs
     All Faculties across campus offer Faculty-specific student clubs, groups and teams such as student associations, program-specific
     societies, student support groups and more. Visit our Faculty websites for more information.

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CONDUCT RESEARCH WITH IMPACT                                                                                                             uwo.ca/research

     From the concept of insulin in 1920, to ongoing progress in human clinical trials of an HIV vaccine,                                     Tyler Mäkinen
     Western continues to lead efforts to address the world’s largest problems.                                                               recently completed his Bachelor of
                                                                                                                                              Music (Music History) degree. As
     As an undergraduate student, you can participate in research and take your ambition to another                                           an undergraduate student, Tyler
     level; apply for research fellowships and awards with various funding councils; and complete an                                          had the opportunity to conduct
     internship or co-op with industry or one of Western’s research centres or institutes.                                                    several of his own research
                                                                                                                                              projects, including one on Italian
     Below are just a few examples of current students who are conducting research alongside their                                            composer Ferruccio Busoni.
     undergraduate studies.                                                                                                                   Tyler examined the composer’s
                                                                                                                                              innovations in keyboard notation in
                                                                                                                                              line with recent research findings
                                                                                                                                              in music psychology. Specifically,
                                                                                                                                              he determined whether the
                                                                                                                                              innovations presented workable
                                                                                                                                              solutions to the problems Busoni
                                                                                                                                              thought traditional notation faced
                                                                                                                                              when confronted with heavily
                                                                                                                                              chromatic and atonal music. Tyler
                                                                                                                                              concluded the composer was, in
                                                                                                                                              fact, successful. Tyler also had
                                                                                                                                              the opportunity to work with the
                                                                                                                                              Music Library’s expansive and
                                                                                                                                              impressive Gustav Mahler – Alfred
                                                                                                                                              Rosé Collection. He examined the
                                                                                                                                              unique, original manuscripts and
                                                                                                                                              scores of Mahler housed within
                                                                                                                                              Western’s collection and undertook
                                                                                                                                              an extensive comparison with
                                                                                                                                              scans of those held by the New
                                                                                                                                              York Philharmonic.

                                                                                                                                              Levi Hord is a fourth-year
                                                                                                                                              Sexuality Studies, SASAH, and
                                                                                                                                              Scholar’s Electives student with a
                                                                                                                                              special interest in and passion for
                                                                                                                                              furthering transgender academia
                                                                                                                                              and theory. Levi recently conducted
                                                                                                                                              extensive research on the use
                                                                                                                                              of gender-neutral language in
                                                                                                                                              transgender communities, and how
                                                                                                                                              linguistic identity expression varies
                                                                                                                                              based on grammatical gender
                                                                                                                                              systems. This project is part of a
                                                                                                                                              larger mission to raise awareness,
                                                                                                                                              and to enhance research into the
                                                                                                                                              subject of transgender identities
                                                                                                                                              and how they are embodied and
                                                                                                                                              experienced in today’s society.
                                                                                                                                              Once Levi has completed an
                                                                                                                                              undergraduate degree at Western,
     Destiny Allen-Green recently completed an Honors Double Major in Physical Geography and Geology. Her academic                            they want to apply to graduate
     curiosity led to opportunities for various research projects and hands-on learning opportunities. For her fourth-year thesis, Destiny    school and specialize in Transgender
     looked at a sediment core from South Bay, Manitoulin Island, conducting x-ray powder diffractometry to determine the mineral             Studies, with the hope of playing an
     composition of sediment layers, and changes in lake levels in the region. During her time as an undergraduate student, Destiny           integral part in breaking through the
     received NSERC grants for fieldwork, which involved water sampling in southwestern Ontario. Destiny also sampled the Thames              social and intellectual barriers that
     River and Gold Creek to look at the impact of agricultural inputs into the watershed, measuring the quality of water before and after    remain for those who subvert the
     farm locations. Research opportunities like these led Destiny to explore career options allowing her to work in the field. She will be   binary gender system.
     continuing her education with a graduate degree in Land and Water Systems. She is interested in getting a better understanding of
     watershed management and understanding how to protect the environment.

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KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH                                                                                                               COMPANIES ON THE RISE
     WESTERN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
     uwo.ca/entrepreneurship

     Western Entrepreneurship is a vibrant ecosystem that marries unrivaled
     strengths of the university setting with the needs of the next generation
     of entrepreneurs.
     We offer experiential short-term opportunities to enable you to advance your             Since Fall 2014, approximately
     ideas outside the traditional classroom (i.e., hackathons, startup summits,              450 student-led startups have
     workshops, bootcamps, networking events, pitch competitions, etc.). We
     have also integrated entrepreneurial programming throughout our curriculum               received assistance through
     and across the campus at large – creating room for you to innovate, create               Western Entrepreneurship. More
     and test prototypes.
     Western Entrepreneurship is built on several foundational programs and the
                                                                                              than 100 of these companies are
     strength of the Ivey Business School. The breadth of programs include Ivey’s             continuing to grow and contribute               Booch Organic Kombucha handcrafts        Rockwell Razors designs and                     Coastline Market connects retailers
                                                                                                                                              authentically brewed kombucha tea in     manufactures disruptive men’s                   to fresh, traceable seafood direct
     Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship and the QuantumShift™
     Program for high-growth entrepreneurs; Propel Entrepreneurship (including
                                                                                              to the Canadian economy.                        small batches under the close personal   shaving technology, including razors            from local harvesters. Co-founder and
     Propel’s Summer Incubator program); Western Accelerator;                                                                                 attention of brew master and owner       that are customizable and adjustable            Western student Robert Kirstiuk has
     and WORLDiscoveries.                                                                                                                     Shannon Kamins, BHSc’10. Together        for any and every man. Officially               found a way to help his partners to
                                                                                                                                              with her husband, Shawn Slade, MSc’14,   launched in 2014 by co-founders                 bypass costly middlemen and physical
                                                                                                                                              Shannon launched Booch in May 2015.      Gareth Everard, BSc’15, and Morgan              infrastructure like warehouses and
     PROPEL YOUR IDEAS, ACCELERATE YOUR SUCCESS                                                                                               With a focus on health promotion,        Nordstrom, Rockwell Razors was the              cold storages. By eliminating up to
                                                                                                                                              local organic food security, and         largest crowd-funded razor of all               six middlemen from the supply chain,
     Western Entrepreneurship is here to help committed entrepreneurs build pathways to success. In the heart of campus, Propel offers        environmentally sustainable business     time on Kickstarter. Today, they offer          consumers get the freshest product at
     co-working space, seed funding, world-class mentorship, and training programs, events and workshops for startups at all stages of        practices, Booch is 100% organic and     their clients a shaving revolution with         less than wholesale cost.
     growth. The Propel Summer Incubator (PSI) – a sales-focused incubator program for high-potential entrepreneurs during the summer         made with love.                          no irritation, no cartridges and no
     months – offers innovative programming that encourages startups to grow and reach new milestones in their venture.                                                                                                                coastlinemarket.com
                                                                                                                                              boochorganickombucha.com
                                                                                                                                                                                       subscriptions when ordering online.
     The Western Accelerator is also available to provide an intense, rapid and immersive education for prospective entrepreneurs.                                                      rockwellrazors.com
     Successful accelerator applicants receive a monthly stipend; programming and educational sessions; bi-monthly networking events
     with successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors and service providers; and the opportunity to participate in a pitch day at
     the end of the program.
     It’s all part of Canada’s Best Student Experience.
                                                                                                                                              FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THESE WESTERN TRAILBLAZERS

          Alan Kalbfleish, MESc’16
          is brewing up success
          with Pascal Press – an
          all-in-one pressure brewer
          and travel mug designed
          for on-the-go coffee lovers.
          With the help of Propel,
          Alan developed a business
          plan and launched Pascal
          Press on Kickstarter during                                                                                                         Sarah Richardson, BA’93                  Ben Varadi, HBA’94                                Janet Bannister, HBA’92
          PSI 2016. Through the
                                                                                                                                              Sarah Richardson is an internationally   Anton Rabie, HBA’94                               Kijiji founder Janet Bannister connects
          Western Accelerator, Alan
          continued developing
                                                                                                                                              acclaimed designer, Gemini Award-        Ronnen Harary, BA’94                              people – from buyers and sellers online,
                                                                                                                                              winning host, producer with seven        Spin Master is a leading global children’s        to entrepreneurs looking for financial
          his business and began                                                                                                                                                                                                         backers for their ingenious ideas. As a
                                                                                                                                              hit HGTV shows to her credit, and        entertainment company with a diversified
          direct sales of Pascal
                                                                                                                                              talented writer. Her love of the arts    portfolio of innovative toys, games, products     general partner with the seed venture
          Press online. In its first
                                                                                                                                              blossomed at Western.                    and entertainment properties. Spin Master         capital fund Real Ventures, Janet
          year of operation, Pascal
                                                                                                                                                                                       is best known for award-winning brands            spots the potential in people and their
          Press has $100,000 in
                                                                                                                                                                                       including Zoomer, Bakugan, Meccano, and           ideas, helping to launch and grow
          pre-sales and direct sales.
                                                                                                                                                                                       2017 Toys of the Year, Hatchimals, Air Hogs       Canadian businesses. Her passion for
                                                                                                                                                                                       and PAW Patrol.                                   entrepreneurship started at Western.

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FIND THE
     SUPPORT                                              Student Support                              || Summer Academic Orientation (SAO): Register for courses. Ask questions about your
                                                                                                         program. Learn more about student life.
                                                                                                       || International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC): Access information and get help
     YOU NEED                                             Western offers numerous student                with immigration regulations, financial, cultural, career and personal issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        93%
     A university degree is an important investment in
                                                          support networks to help you                 || International Peer Connection (IPC): Connect with a Peer Guide for assistance with
                                                                                                         cultural and transitional issues.
     your future. From Canada’s most comprehensive        achieve success at university.               || Learning Skills Services: Drop by the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Centre for subject-

                                                                                                                                                                                                       RETENTION RATE
     Orientation Week to ongoing individual                                                              specific help and assistance with various learning skills (i.e., time management, exam
     assistance, Western is here to support you every     We provide culturally sensitive and            preparation).
     step of the way throughout your academic career.
                                                          inclusive services to all students           || Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD): Meet with a counsellor to explore
                                                                                                         arrangements the University can make to accommodate your needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        FROM FIRST TO
     When you graduate from Western you will be
     prepared to conquer the next phase of your life,     while embracing the multiculturalism         || Writing Support Centre: Participate in our Summer Academic Writing Clinic (SAWC), free         SECOND YEAR
     whether that is employment, graduate school          which defines our campus body and              one-to-one writing support sessions, online support, writing seminars and drop-in services.
                                                                                                       || University Students’ Council: Meet other students by joining our clubs community or
     or something completely different. Learn more
     about the services we have available to help you     we are an LGBT2Q positive space.               access our Peer Support Centre for peer-to-peer support in a welcoming environment.
     reach your goals: welcome.uwo.ca/student_
     experience/services.html
     The following centres and services are available

                                                          Mentorship                                                                                                                                   93.5%
     to help you determine your next steps toward                                                      || Leadership Education Program (LEP): Participate in a series of workshops on topics
     reaching your goals.                                                                                such as career management, communications, conflict management and diversity.
     The Student Success Centre: Careers, Leadership                                                   || Leadership and Academic Mentorship Program (LAMP): Partner with a peer mentor
     & Experience offers programs and services            Western offers mentorship opportunities        from your Faculty or program to discuss programming, extracurricular activities, student       OF GRADUATING
     designed to help you discover the best that
     you can be, including leadership development
                                                          in many different forms. Our goal is for        life and more.
                                                                                                       || Student Associations: Society of Mature Students (SMS), Out of Province Student              STUDENTS WOULD
                                                          every student to have a smooth and
     and career exploration opportunities, skills
     development, mentoring, community engagement
                                                          successful transition to university life.
                                                                                                         Association (OPSA), Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                         RECOMMEND
     opportunities and social networks – just to name
     a few. The Student Success Centre will help you                                                                                                                                                     WESTERN TO
     become actively engaged in learning inside and
     outside the classroom.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           A FRIEND
     success.uwo.ca | successcentre@uwo.ca
     519.661.3559
     Student Development Centre (SDC) is home

                                                                                                                                                                                                       94.6%
     to a variety of services, provided by highly
     trained and experienced staff members, that
     are specially designed to meet the needs of          Career Planning                              || Individual career counselling and career assessments
                                                                                                       || Classes, conferences and workshops targeted toward finding a career path and
                                                                                                         conducting a strategic job search
                                                                                                                                                                                                        EMPLOYMENT
     students. Programs include Psychological
     Services, Services for Students with Disabilities,   Career planning takes careful self-          ||Job, career and education fairs and networking events where we bring employers to
     the Writing Support Centre, Learning Skills          reflection and research. Western has the       campus to network with you
                                                                                                       || CareerCentral – an online portal for event registration and job postings including,            RATE – TWO
     Services and Volunteers in Progress.
                                                          tools you need to evaluate your options,
     sdc.uwo.ca | 519.661.3031
                                                          discover career opportunities and plan for
                                                                                                          part-time, on-campus, full-time, volunteer, internship and experiential opportunities
                                                                                                       || Western’s Employment Resource Centre (WERC) – a drop-in service where you can find            YEARS AFTER
     Indigenous Services is committed to supporting
     Indigenous students in reaching their highest        the future.
                                                                                                         assistance with resumés, cover letters, CVs and LinkedIn profiles
                                                                                                       || Career resources within faculties
                                                                                                                                                                                                        GRADUATION
     potential through encouragement, culturally
     responsive programming and advice; from
     applying for admission right through to
     graduation and beyond.
     indigenous.uwo.ca | is.staff@uwo.ca

                                                          Work and Volunteer                                                                                                                           2,000
     Propel Entrepreneurship Centre can                                                                || Work Integrated Learning: Internship, co-op, practicum,
     help you navigate your entrepreneurial journey                                                       job shadow and fieldwork
     from conceptualization to commercialization.
     As Western’s on-campus resource for
     entrepreneurs, Propel equips startups with the
                                                          Experience                                   || Volunteers in Progress (VIP) and Western’s Volunteer Program (WVP)
                                                                                                       || Work study                                                                                   UNDERGRADUATE
                                                                                                       || Domestic and international Community Engaged Learning (CEL) courses in
     resources, skills, space and network they need       Western offers many opportunities for           many faculties                                                                               WORK STUDY AND
     to succeed. Services include co-working space,
     mentorship, seed funding, Propel Summer              you to explore various careers and gain      || Orientation Serves (throughout September) and the Western Serves Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                        PAID POSITIONS
                                                                                                          (on-going)
                                                          transferable skills through hands-on
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ON CAMPUS
     Incubator program (PSI), retail opportunities,                                                    || Alternative Spring Break (ASB)
     workshops and training, advocacy and
     promotion, pitch competitions and other events.      experiences.                                 || Faculty-led study abroad programs
                                                                                                       See page 12 for more information about these work and volunteer opportunities.
     propel.uwo.ca | entrepreneurship@uwo.ca

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LIVE WELL AT WESTERN                                                                                                                  STAY SAFE ON CAMPUS

                                                         Wellness
              Spiritual            Mental                Wellness is an active, lifelong process of becoming aware of choices
                                                         and making decisions toward a more balanced and fulfilling life.
                                                         Many factors can influence your health and well-being, including the
                                                         seven different dimensions of health and wellness shown here. At
                                            Academic
     Financial        HEALTH                & Career
                                                         Western, we have a Wellness Education Centre (WEC) that offers
                        AND                              a safe, comfortable environment for all Western students to ask
                                                         questions and learn about the many health and wellness resources
                     WELL-BEING                          available on and off campus. WEC is staffed by the Wellness
                                                         Coordinator, Wellness Peer Educators, and a Sexual Violence
     Environmental                     Physical          Prevention Education Coordinator. There is also an independent
                                                         Registered Dietitian, and they are all located in the lower level of the
                          Social                         University Community Centre (UCC), Room 76. wec.uwo.ca

     Western provides several health-related services right here on campus. Whether you’ve come down
     with a bad cold, or are feeling blue, help is only a few steps away.
     Please visit health.uwo.ca for more information about the services listed below.

     Student Health Services
     Student Health Services provides medical and counselling services year-round. Doctors here work in the same capacity as your
     family doctor or general practitioner and can order X-rays and blood tests, prescribe medications and make referrals to specialists.

     Psychological Services
     Psychological Services at the Student Development Centre helps students meet personal, social and academic goals through
     both individual and group counselling. Our team of experts assist students dealing with a range of issues. At Western, you are
     never alone.

     Other Health Services
     Chiropractic Care
     On-campus chiropractic services are available to all members of the Western community. The Chiropractic Clinic is located in the
     lower level of the University Community Centre (UCC).
                                                                                                                                            Every student, faculty and staff member has the right to study, work and learn in a safe
     Dental Clinics                                                                                                                         environment. A variety of services and resources are available to promote and maintain
     Complete dental services are available on campus through the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Patients are treated by          a safe and respectful learning environment.
     dental students under the direct supervision of qualified instructors.
                                                                                                                                            Campus Community Police Service (CCPS)                                Student Emergency Response Team (SERT)
     Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
                                                                                                                                            Western is patrolled every day by professionally trained special      SERT is a 24-hour, on-campus, volunteer student emergency
     A team of sport medicine experts are dedicated to ensuring that students are able to stay active within the University, either
                                                                                                                                            constables, backed with the same authority on campus as the           response team. CCPS dispatches a co-ed SERT team of
     recreationally or competitively. Services are available to the general student community as well as Mustangs Athletics.
                                                                                                                                            city police. CCPS is involved in activities ranging from patrols to   three to any medical emergency on campus, with an average
                                                                                                                                            crime prevention to fire safety.                                      response time of two minutes.
     Optometry
     Campus Vision, located in the lower level of the University Community Centre, provides professional and complete optometric            uwo.ca/police                                                         sert.uwo.ca/home
     care and a full optical dispensary including optical frames, sunglasses and contact lenses.
                                                                                                                                            Emergency Preparedness                                                Western Foot Patrol
     Pharmacy                                                                                                                               There are 21 emergency phones located throughout campus               Western Foot Patrol is a free service that provides safe escorts,
     Two on-campus pharmacies are available for members of the Western community. Services include prescriptions; online refills;           so you are only a few seconds away from a direct link to              deters crime and promotes safety awareness on Main Campus
     over-the-counter remedies for coughs, colds, aches and pains; cosmetics; and hair-care items.                                          campus police should you require assistance. Digital signage          and the Affiliated University Colleges. A male and a female
                                                                                                                                            is available in high-traffic areas around campus to allow direct      volunteer will wait with you at bus stops, walk you to your car
     Physiotherapy                                                                                                                          emergency communications to all members of the Western                or escort you to your residence after hours.
     Health Services at Western offers on-site physiotherapy to all members of the Western community. Physiotherapists are available to     community during emergency situations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  uwo.ca/footpatrol
     provide assessment and treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life.        Two weather sirens are located on campus. In case of
                                                                                                                                            a weather emergency, the sirens will sound and voice
                                                                                                                                            commands with instructions for action will follow.
                                                                                                                                            uwo.ca/weather_siren.html

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DISCOVER WAYS TO FINANCE YOUR DEGREE                                                                                                                Tuition fees,                                                       Living costs –                                              Living costs –
                                                                                                                                                       books and supplies                                                    away from home                                                  at home
      registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances | contact@uwo.ca | 519.661.2100                                                                              (depending on your program of study)                                      (depending on choice of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            residence or off-campus living)
     Scholarships & Awards Program
      National Scholarship Program
     Application deadline: February 14, 2018
     The National Scholarship Program rewards outstanding academic performance, creative and innovative thought and exceptional
     achievement in extracurricular activities. An application, which includes a nomination from your secondary school and an essay, is required
     for consideration. All applicants must have a minimum overall academic average of 90 per cent. Eligibility is dependent on citizenship.
     We encourage you to visit our website to obtain full details, important eligibility information and application instructions.
     The application will be available in November.
      registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/national_scholarship_program.html

         SCHOLARSHIP                                                                            VALUE

         President’s Entrance Scholarships                                                      5 at $65,000 & up to 15 at $50,000                          $9,500 – $16,000*                                                  $11,750 – $17,000                                                     $4,040
         Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Scholarship                                             1 at $64,000

         International President’s Entrance Scholarships                                        3 at $50,000
                                                                                                                                                     Financial Aid
         Faculty Entrance Scholarships                                                          Up to 15 at $30,000
                                                                                                                                                     Student Financial Services and Student Financial Aid provide financial support and guidance to
         National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards                                               Up to 39 at a maximum value of $5,000                students during their time at Western through a variety of financial aid programs.

     Schulich Leader Scholarships                                                                                                                    Student Financial Services and Student                                                   Work Study
     Western is one of the 20 participating university partners of the Schulich Leader Scholarships. These prestigious undergraduate
                                                                                                                                                     Financial Aid                                                                            Western’s Work Study program offers upper-year students in
     scholarships support students pursuing studies in STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. They are                       • Administers the Western scholarship, bursary and work study                          financial need the opportunity to work part-time on campus
     valued at $100,000 for Engineering and $80,000 for Science. To learn more visit: schulichleaders.com                                                programs.                                                                            in jobs that accommodate their studies. There are more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2,000 on-campus employment opportunities with flexible work
                                                                                                                                                       • Administers the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              arrangements.
     Admission Scholarships                                                                                                                              and other government-assistance programs, such as the Part-
     Western’s Admission Scholarships are unlimited in number and automatically awarded upon registration at Western. To be                              time Canada Student Loan Program, Canada Study Grants for                            registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/work_study.html
     considered for an admission scholarship you must apply directly from secondary school to Western’s Main Campus for full-time,                       Part-time Students, Institutional Special Bursary Program and
                                                                                                                                                         Bursary for Students with Disabilities Program.                                      Ontario Students
     first-year studies. No application is required for consideration. International students are eligible to be considered for Western’s
     Admission Scholarships. For full details and important eligibility information please visit our website:                                                                                                                                 The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a
                                                                                                                                                       • Provides financial counselling and budgeting assistance.
      registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/admission_scholarship_program.html                                                                                                                                                government-funded financial assistance program for residents
                                                                                                                                                       • Liaises with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills                           of Ontario and is an excellent primary resource for students
                                                                                                                                                         Development, the National Student Loan Service Centre,                               to consider. The application process is free and students may
                                                                                                                                                         banks, and other services/agencies to assist students with                           receive an estimate for funding.
          SCHOLARSHIP                                                    VALUE                                             FINAL ADMISSION AVERAGE
                                                                                                                                                         all government loan programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ontario.ca/osap
                                                                                                                                                     Bursaries
         Continuing Admission Scholarship*                               $10,000                                           95% or higher                                                                                                      Non-Ontario Students
                                                                         ($2,500/year for up to four years)                                          Bursaries are non-repayable grants awarded on the basis of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Students can apply for assistance through their provincial
                                                                                                                                                     financial need. Western offers two types of bursaries:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ministry of Education. Each province in Canada has its own
                                                                                                                                                     Admissions Bursaries                                                                     application process. Please visit the appropriate provincial
          Western Scholarship of Excellence                              $2,000 each (one year)                            90 – 94.9%                                                                                                         website for more details.
                                                                                                                                                       • Awarded to students entering Western’s Main Campus for
                                                                                                                                                         full-time, first-year studies directly from secondary school                         registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/osap_government_loans/
          Western Scholarship of Distinction                             $1,000 each (one year)                            88 – 89.9%
                                                                                                                                                         (application available by the end of January).                                       out_of_province_loans.html
     *The Don Wright Faculty of Music will select the Continuing Admission Scholarship recipients for the Music program.
                                                                                                                                                     In-Course Bursaries                                                                      International Students
                                                                                                                                                       • Available to students in their upper years or to entering                            Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires
     Other Entrance Scholarships and Awards                                                                                                              students who did not apply for an Admission Bursary.                                 all international students to prove that they have adequate
     In addition to the unlimited Western Admission Scholarships, Western also offers faculty-specific entrance scholarships and awards                                                                                                       resources before they may be admitted to Canada. Consequently,
                                                                                                                                                       • Students must complete an online Financial Assistance                                a bursary will normally be awarded only if there is evidence that
     with varying values and criteria established by the University, alumni, private donors and corporations who wish to recognize the                   Profile Application for consideration.
     achievements of Western students. These entrance awards are combined with the Western Admission Scholarship program. The                                                                                                                 circumstances have changed since their arrival in Canada.
     award will be given in addition to, or replace the student’s existing Western Admission Scholarship, and be of either equal or greater          registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/bursaries.html
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              iesc.uwo.ca/finaid
     value. No application is required for consideration.
     registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/admission_scholarship_program.html                                                                                                                                                 *Tuition, books and fees for international students can be found online:
                                                                                                                                                     Note: All costs and fees are estimates and are based on the 8-month academic year.        registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/fees_refunds/fee_schedules.html

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