Western's Campus

This is Western: An Interactive Video

Western's Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention (OFRR) assists prospective and new full-time faculty members and librarians & archivists with their transition to the University and London, Ontario. 

OFRR acts as a central information resource on a variety of topics including, but not limited to the following:

  • Assist with your orientation to the city
  • Assist with available real estate options and connect you to realtors to help with your housing options in London
  • Provide information on healthcare
  • Provide information on financial resources
  • Discuss services for childcare including schools, childcare, camps, programs and special needs
  • Connect you to the many services provided to you through Western and special interests ethnos-cultural programs available both through Western and the city
  • Provide immigration support by Licensed Immigration Practitioners
  • Provide support for accompanying spouses/partners
Faculty Orientation Handbook (PDF)
This handbook is updated annually and contains information on moving to London, Ontario and Western University.

New Arrival Administrative Checklist (PDF)
An outline of some of the administrative details that will need to be completed when moving to London and Western University.

Administrator Onboarding Checklist (PDF)
A resource for Administrators, Chairs and Deans to assist with the onboarding process and to supplement material provided by a full-time academic staff member’s home Department or Faculty

Practical Guide to Sabbatical Planning (PDF)
A resource to assist Western faculty members who will be taking a Sabbatical, either within Canada or abroad.