Theme Groups

SPSC members will be working in theme groups to consult with the campus community with specific questions about the following themes. Co-leads for each group are in bold.

Energizing our research, scholarship and creative activity

Embracing an ambitious research culture that values collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation and risk-taking.

Nadine Wathen
Matt Davison

Lesley Rigg
Isaac Luginaah
Abdel-Rahman Lawendy
Alison Hearn

Providing a transformational student experience

Exploring the full student experience (graduate and undergraduate) - academics, research, leadership, entrepreneurship, national and international learning opportunities, and student life.

David Simmonds
Matt Reesor
kirstyn seanor

Jennifer Robinson
Chris Lengyell

in teaching and

Experiential learning, lifelong learning, technology and data literacy, in-person classroom experiences, online learning and professional development.

Chris Watling
Sophie Roland

Kenisha Arora
Sarah Prichard
David Sandomierski
Volker Hocke


Locally, nationally and internationally.

JB Orange
Michael Milde

Keith Gibbons
Sue Bennett
Sharon Hodgson

Leading in

Environmental and social, local and global.

Deishin Lee
Eunice Oladejo

Andy Hrymak
Beth Macdougall-Shackleton
Jason Brown

Fostering a sense of belonging

Ensuring students, faculty, staff and alumni feel part of the Western community.

Mark Brown
Adam Pacyga

Clare Robinson
Camryn Bonn

Embedding equity, diversity and inclusion into Western’s culture

Creating a community where everyone can thrive.

Dayana Kibilds
Candace Brunette-Debassige

Nicole Kaniki
Kasey Van Hedger
Wendy Pearson