Student Life

Mosaic of campus buildings and student groups

Western Science students are part of a vibrant learning community at one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Along with a wide variety of intellectually challenging and engaging academic programs, the University is also alive with a diverse array of opportunities for student involvement, personal growth, leadership development, and numerous co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

Science Students' Council

The Science Students' Council (SSC) is committed to delivering a broader undergraduate experience for all Science and Basic Medical Sciences students at Western University. Regardless of your level of involvement in student life, the SSC is there for you and aims to assist you academically and socially. Science Students’ Council is composed of over forty members of the science community. One of them could eventually be you!

Science Associations

In addition to the Science Students’ Council (SSC), Western Science is home to numerous associations that are designed to bring students within departments or simply with similar interests together outside of the classroom for outreach events, professional development, social occasions, and a whole lot of fun! Check out the groups below and find the one that is right for you!

Looking for other options? Western offers a wide range of clubs. Explore Western-wide clubs for more details.


A well-rounded education includes activities beyond the classroom, laboratory, or even field course that provide a platform for you to test your ideas, demonstrate talent, expand interdisciplinary networks and connect with industry, government, and academic influencers. There are outstanding annual competitions that take place on campus and others that are made available through our public, private sector, and community partners.