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

Research and Innovation

Province announces $2.6M for novel 3D imaging research

July 19, 2021

Student Success, Announcements, Diversity

Scholarships honour victims of anti-Muslim attack

July 16, 2021

Research and Innovation, Student Success

Western PhD students named Vanier scholars

July 15, 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.