Welcome to Western
Founded in 1878, Western today ranks among Canada's top-10 research universities and is recognized for delivering an academic experience second to none. Our dynamic campus community is characterized by an expanding array of opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth, and a reputation for attracting and developing leaders—faculty, students, staff and alumni—who make a difference at the local, national and global level. I invite you to explore my website—and those sites of my senior administrative team—to familiarize yourself with all we do and aspire to achieve at Western.
About the President & Vice-Chancellor
Amit Chakma is the 10th President & Vice-Chancellor of Western University. He arrived at Western in July 2009 after serving the University of Waterloo since 2001 as Vice-President, Academic & Provost, and as a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Prior to that, Amit served as Dean of Engineering and then Vice-President (Research) and International Liaison Officer at the University of Regina. On November 22, 2012, Western's Board of Governors re-appointed him to a second term as President extending to June 30, 2019... (More about the President & Vice-Chancellor)