Western Fellows

Outdoors on campus in the springWestern Fellows are the Academy's driving force. These scholars are selected, and seconded from their departments, schools or faculties, based on excellence and fit to theme.

With approval of their Deans and Chairs, Fellows will typically be relieved of most teaching and service duties, apart from graduate student supervision, for the duration of their full-time engagement in a theme. The Academy will compensate their home units for the loss of these services.

One Western Fellow will be designated as a Theme Leader and will be responsible for organizing the team's work, including workshops, seminars, conferences, public outreach and dissemination of results.