We will renew our campus, strengthen our partnership with London, create a more sustainable future, and engage the world.
Concentrate on place
Western is proud to be located in London and we take that responsibility seriously. We will continue to contribute to the development and well-being of our city and our region, and to work collaboratively with community partners, while also investing in a world-class campus that is safer, more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, and biodiverse.
Engage the world
Western gets its strength from its roots in Southwestern Ontario, but the curiosity that drives us also compels us to look to the horizon. We will establish a presence in downtown Toronto and create opportunities to bring Western learning to other locations around the world. We will work to deepen existing teaching and research partnerships with international colleagues, promote research mobility, offer our students robust international experiences, and attract more diverse students from around the world who will bring their unique strengths and global perspectives to our community.
Sustainability, an imperative
Sustainability is one of the grand challenges of our times. It calls for collaboration, innovation, and experimentation—to seek bold and brave solutions. We will model sustainable processes on our own campus, apply our research, teaching, learning, and community engagement to support London and Southwestern Ontario, and look to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to guide our work at home and abroad.