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

Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship, Teaching, Alumni

$5.5-million gift expands entrepreneurship opportunities at Western

May 06, 2021

Community Impact and Partnership, Research and Innovation

900,000 COVID-19 tests moved through Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s PaLM labs

April 29, 2021

Philanthropy, Research and Innovation

Canadian Payroll Association funds Financial Wellness Lab at Western

April 29, 2021

Video Updates


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.