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The Western Academy for Advanced Research resides jointly within the portfolios of the Vice-President (Research) and the Provost & Vice-President (Academic).

The Academic Director has responsiblity for thematic programming, assisted by the Administrative Officer, who is responsible for operational and logistical matters.

The Academic Steering Committee comprises at least six members of different faculties and schools at Western, in addition to the Academic Director. The committee provides advice to the Academic Director on thematic and other substantive operational matters and is engaged in the adjudication of applications for the Academy’s themes, including selection of Western Fellows, Visiting Western Fellows and Western Academy Postdoctoral Scholars.

The Academy's work is supported by an External Advisory Committee, comprising five individuals in addition to the President & Vice-Chancellor or designate, who will chair the committee. Members will have experience that qualifies them to provide wise advice on the design, direction and funding of the Western Academy to fulfill its mission, mandate and aspiration.