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

Royal Society celebrates five Western scholars

September 09, 2020


Back to school: A fall term like no other

September 03, 2020

Video Updates

September 4, 2020: An Update from President Shepard: Working together for a safe and successful fall semester.

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.