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University Updates

Q and A with with Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Michael Silverman

September 10, 2021 2:00 PM

Video recording of the Q and A session on Sept. 10.

Q and A with Western Leaders on Safe Return to Campus Plans

September 09, 2021 4:40 PM

Video recording of the Q and A session on Sept. 8

Campus community update: High vaccination rates

September 08, 2021 8:20 PM

Campus community update.

Let’s preserve the school year you’d hoped for

September 07, 2021 6:30 PM

Community update for students.

From vaccination to ventilation: A safe return to in-person learning

September 01, 2021 4:30 PM

Western ready to welcome campus community back for fall term.

Western Community Fall Update

September 01, 2021 11:30 AM

Latest update for the campus community.

Classroom ventilation exceeds standards: report

August 31, 2021 5:00 PM

Airflow analyses are part of Western’s latest COVID-19 health, safety measures

Mandatory Proof of Vaccination Status and Policy

August 26, 2021 3:00 PM

Western and its affiliated university colleges to begin implementing its vaccination policy.

Proof of vaccination required for campus access

August 25, 2021 3:00 PM

The policy, effective September 7, will apply to all members of our community – including students,...

Important community update

August 11, 2021 6:00 PM

New vaccine policy requires proof of vaccination to return to campus.

Western Community Vaccination Survey

August 04, 2021 11:00 AM

As we prepare for a return to in-person classes this September, the health and safety of our campus...

Step Three of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen: What it means for Western

July 14, 2021 6:00 PM

How the move to Step Three impacts Western’s operations.

Clearing the air: Assessing and upgrading ventilation systems part of plans for an in-person fall

June 24, 2021 11:30 AM

Assessing and upgrading ventilation systems part of plans for an in-person fall.

Looking ahead to summer: What we know today

June 11, 2021 8:30 AM

How Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen will impact Western’s operations over the summer months.

Safety first: Western mandates vaccinations for students in residence

May 27, 2021 10:00 AM

The university is preparing for a full return to in-person classes this fall

COVID-19 Update for the Campus Community

April 19, 2021 5:30 PM

We want to remind you about the steps Western has taken to comply with the enhanced measures and provide...

COVID-19 Update for the Campus Community

April 08, 2021 7:00 PM

With yesterday’s state of emergency declaration and the province-wide, stay-at-home order, we wanted to...

Important COVID-19 Update: Changes to classes, exams, residences

April 01, 2021 11:00 AM

We have made difficult decisions to move most remaining in-person classes and final exams online. We...

New measures to prevent spread of COVID-19

March 30, 2021 4:00 PM

Western is implementing additional precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Western supporting students following COVID-19 outbreaks

March 26, 2021 7:00 PM

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has declared COVID-19 outbreaks in Saugeen-Maitland Hall and...

Western Spring Convocation postponed

March 12, 2021 2:00 PM

Western’s Spring 2021 convocation has been postponed as part of our larger response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update for faculty and staff: Thank you, time off, and brighter days ahead

March 12, 2021 9:00 AM

President Shepard's message to faculty and staff.

Don't Invite COVID To Your House

March 11, 2021 4:00 PM

A message for students to keep your friends and your community as safe as possible.

Western urges vigilance following COVID-19 community outbreak

March 11, 2021 1:00 PM

Western is urging students to remain vigilant in limiting the spread of COVID-19...

Western supporting students following COVID-19 outbreak in Essex Hall

March 02, 2021 7:30 PM

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in Essex Hall residence.

Western News: Western plans return to in-person classes this September

February 26, 2021 7:30 PM

Western’s plans to resume in-person classes in the fall are coming into clearer focus.

COVID-19 Update for Students

February 17, 2021 4:00 PM

A COVID-19 update from Jennifer Massey Associate, Vice President (Student Experience) as Western continues...

COVID-19 Update for the Campus Community

February 17, 2021 12:00 PM

With recent changes in provincial COVID-19 directives, we wanted to ensure you had the latest information...

Looking ahead: Plans for the current and upcoming academic terms

February 04, 2021 10:00 AM

Message from President Shepard about current and upcoming academic terms.

Virtual supports and updates to start the semester

January 18, 2021 3:00 PM

A message to students from Jennifer Massey Associate, Vice President (Student Experience) with resources...

COVID-19 Update for the Campus Community

January 12, 2021 8:50 PM

Western to continue in the operating model the university has been following since December 22.

January 8, 2021. President's Update

January 08, 2021 7:30 PM

Western delays in-person instruction to February 21, following Reading Week.

Province-wide shutdown for Ontario: COVID-19 update

December 22, 2020 11:15 AM

What the province-wide shutdown – effective Saturday, December 26 – means for Western’s academic and...

COVID-19 Update for the Campus Community

December 11, 2020 2:30 PM

What the Middlesex-London health region’s move from the orange to red level means for Western.

Exam period update and COVID-19 safety reminders for students

December 08, 2020 12:00 PM

It is December, and you are almost at the finish line for this semester. 

COVID-19 Update for the Campus Community

December 04, 2020 6:00 PM

The Ontario government announced the Middlesex-London Health Unit region is moving from the protect...

Winter break extension for students, flex days for faculty and staff

November 24, 2020 4:30 PM

Message from President Shepard about the winter holiday break.

Three confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Perth Hall residence

November 21, 2020 4:29 PM

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in Perth Hall residence, where...

Western supporting students following Saugeen-Maitland Hall COVID-19 outbreak

November 19, 2020 3:40 PM

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in Saugeen-Maitland Hall.

COVID-19 Update for the Campus Community

November 17, 2020 9:20 AM

On Friday, November 13 the Ontario government updated the provincial COVID-19 response framework to help...

Taking care during fall reading week

October 27, 2020 6:00 PM

Message for students from President Shepard leading into fall reading week.

Western University supporting students following COVID-19 outbreak in London Hall residence

October 11, 2020 8:30 PM

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in London Hall, a Western...

Update from President Shepard

October 07, 2020 3:30 PM

With a busy September behind us, and as we look towards Thanksgiving, I want to provide you with a few...

Update: COVID-19 testing on campus

October 05, 2020 9:45 PM

As of Oct. 6 our COVID-19 testing clinic will prioritize students, staff and faculty most in need of a test.

Update from President Shepard

September 24, 2020 9:00 PM

You're making a difference. But, we must remain vigilant.

Update for students: modified phase 3

September 23, 2020 4:00 PM

We know you may have questions about what the modified phase 3 environment looks like

Update for faculty and staff: modified phase 3

September 22, 2020 4:00 PM

We know you may have questions about what the modified phase 3 environment looks like

Critical update for students on COVID-19 from President Alan Shepard

September 17, 2020 12:15 PM

Critical update for students on COVID-19 from President Alan Shepard

New COVID cases prompt swift action from Western

September 17, 2020 12:15 PM

As COVID-19 cases rise across Ontario, Western University has learned that positive cases among its...

Western students among latest confirmed COVID-19 cases in London

September 13, 2020 4:15 PM

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has informed Western University that five Western students who live...

Update: Fall term begins

September 04, 2020 5:00 PM

A message to faculty and staff from Lynn Logan, Vice-President (Operations & Finance)

We are excited to welcome you back

September 04, 2020 2:00 PM

A welcome back message to students from Jennifer Massey Associate, Vice President (Student Experience)

Face coverings

August 25, 2020 10:00 AM

All members of the Western community are required to wear non-medical masks or face coverings indoors in...

Return to Campus Update (Phases 3 and 4)

July 29, 2020 6:00 PM

Western has now set dates for the next two phases of our return to campus, with Phase 3 beginning August 4...

Western postpones fall Convocation, degrees still conferred

July 14, 2020 4:30 PM

University’s Convocation Board postpones fall Convocation. Degrees will still be conferred this fall.

COVID-19 Training Video “Return to Campus Essentials”

July 08, 2020 6:00 PM

New tools to help prepare employees for the phased return to campus.

Return to Campus planning

June 25, 2020 3:00 PM

Phase 2 begins July 2 after the extended break.

Extended July 1 Holiday for All Western Faculty and Staff

June 05, 2020 11:00 AM

President Shepard updates faculty and staff on the phased return to campus timeline.

Western's plan for the fall semester

May 29, 2020 2:00 PM

An update from President Shepard on what students can expect in September.

Planning for the fall semester

May 13, 2020 2:00 PM

President Shepard shares information about Western’s planning for the fall term and a phased return to campus.

Video update from President Shepard

April 21, 2020 6:00 AM

President Shepard thanks staff and faculty for their extraordinary efforts to keep Western on course.

Video update from President Shepard

April 14, 2020 6:00 AM

President Shepard shares encouraging words for students writing finals.

Video update from President Shepard

April 03, 2020 7:00 AM

President Shepard delivers a video message of hope and thanks to the Western community.

Western postpones Spring Convocation, degrees still conferred

March 26, 2020 5:50 PM

University’s Convocation Board postpones Spring Convocation. Degrees will still be conferred this Spring.

Western moves to essential services for on-campus activities

March 24, 2020 5:45 PM

Based on a directive from the provincial government, Western will be moving to essential services on campus...

Keeping the Western community safe and healthy

March 21, 2020 11:55 AM

Western has been communicating daily, and sometimes hourly with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) to...

Update to the Campus Community

March 20, 2020 6:30 PM

Western has been informed by the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) that a member of our campus community...

Western moves to required services

March 16, 2020 8:00 PM

Western moves to required services, online learning continues, residences remain open

Closure of Some Campus Facilities

March 15, 2020 5:00 PM

Closures of some campus facilities. Self-isolation for people returning to Canada

Final Exams

March 13, 2020 7:02 PM

Students will not be required to come back to campus to write final exams.

University remains open, classes cancelled, moving online

March 12, 2020 8:00 PM

Western is cancelling classes from March 13 to March 17, 2020.

Event cancellation guidelines

March 12, 2020 3:00 PM

Western is advising all discretionary events on campus with more than 50 people between now and April 30,...

Postponed - March Break Open House

March 12, 2020 2:00 PM

Western has made the unfortunate decision to postpone its March Break Open House scheduled for this...

President’s statement

March 12, 2020 12:00 PM

Western President Alan Shepard released the following statement today on the university’s response to the...

Western encourages deferred travel plans

March 11, 2020 12:30 PM

Western strongly encourages faculty and staff to defer travel to all countries and regions with active...

President’s statement

March 11, 2020 12:00 PM

University-sanctioned travel update

March 05, 2020 1:00 PM

Western cancels all university-sanctioned student travel from March 1 to September 1, 2020 from: Hong Kong,...

Updated COVID-19 countries

February 28, 2020 6:00 AM

The Government of Canada updated the list of countries affected by COVID-19. Western has a number of...

Middlesex-London Health Unit guidelines

February 25, 2020 12:00 PM

Western encourages the campus community to be mindful of guidelines from the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

Third confirmed case resolved

February 12, 2020 4:00 PM

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health confirms the province's third case of COVID-19 (Novel...

Reading week travel advisory

February 11, 2020 3:00 PM

With Reading Week approaching, Western encourages the campus community to be mindful of travel advisories...

Western remains open

February 10, 2020 11:30 AM

Public health risk associated with 2019-nCoV in Wuhan, China as low for Canada. Western remains open and...

Confirmed Novel Coronavirus case in London

January 31, 2020 3:00 PM

The Ontario Ministry of Health announced the Province’s third confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus - a...

Facts from the Middlesex-London Health Unit

January 31, 2020 10:00 AM

The University takes its direction and shares information from federal, provincial and local health...

First COVID-19 Update

January 24, 2020 11:08 AM

Western is monitoring the Novel Coronavirus situation, working closely with Middlesex-London Health Unit.

In-person classes delayed to February 21: COVID-19 update

January 08, 2021 4:30 PM

Message from President Shepard about classes being delayed.

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