Professor Alan Shepard is an accomplished academic leader and scholar of early modern England, literature, science and theatre who is passionate about the future of innovation and the future of universities. He became Western’s 11th President & Vice-Chancellor in July 2019. Read more about President Shepard in his bio.

New and Noteworthy


Help us develop Western's next strategic plan

January 20, 2021

Community Impact and Partnership, Student Success, Diversity

Engineering fellowships created for Indigenous and Black doctoral students

January 18, 2021

Community Impact and Partnership, International

Scholarships launched in memory of Iranian students

January 08, 2021

Video Updates

Alan Shepard – Help create a bold future for Western.

Important Initiatives

Photo Gallery

President Shepard connects with Western stakeholders across campus, across the local and regional community, across Canada and abroad. This photo gallery is a sample of candid moments with students, faculty, staff, alumni, visiting scholars, community and business leaders, government officials and other important dignitaries who contribute in vital ways to Western’s dynamic academic environment.