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Western has an impressive track record of success – achievements we take pride in and that have paved a road towards an even brighter, bolder future.

As we look towards our 150th anniversary in 2028, we are energized and ready for greater impact. We will educate, support, and encourage leaders who think and act boldly in response to the grand challenges of our time – to serve the public good.

As we chart an innovative path over the next 150 years, we will build a university more energized, more influential, and more inclusive than ever before.

Download the plan (PDF, 12mb)    Introducing the Plan    Progress Update   

After a broad consultation process in 2020-2021, Western’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee identified three overarching themes.

Greater Impact

Western is ready to do more and be more.

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People, Community, and Culture

We will build a more inclusive Western where everyone thrives through belonging.

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Western's Place in the World

We will renew our campus, strengthen our partnership with London, create a more sustainable future, and engage the world.

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Our Plan in Action

About our Planning

From September 2020 to April 2021, Western engaged students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners in developing this plan. Through interactive Zoom sessions, online surveys, and written submissions, we received more than 3,700 inputs. Thank you to the 37-member Strategic Plan Steering Committee for this important work.

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Land Acknowledgement

Western University is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Chonnocton (Neutral) peoples. The Huron-Wendat peoples also have a history of living in this territory. In the London area, there were Treaty 6 London Township, Treaty 7 Sombra Township, and Treaty 21 Longwoods. This land continues to be home to diverse Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors to our society. By recognizing First Nations peoples’ relationships to land, we make explicit Indigenous Peoples’ presence and rights to self-determination.