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, Diversity, Community Impact and Partnership

NEST receives City of London diversity award

December 03, 2021

Community Impact and Partnership

New lecture series brings issue of domestic violence to the fore

December 02, 2021

Alumni, Teaching, Philanthropy, Research and Innovation

Leadership institute receives $3.5-million investment

November 26, 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.