• Thriving Foundations Peer Programme

Academic Success Program

The Academic Success Program supports students in their successful transition to Western by pairing them with undergraduate peer leaders. These peer leaders provide mentorship, wayfinding, and academic skills development to participating students, helping to ensure that new students thrive inside and outside the classroom.

More Information About the Program

ASP is focused on helping to create thriving students right from first year. Under Western’s thriving framework, the focus is on supporting students’ mental health and wellness by emphasizing unique strengths and their application in problem-solving, community building, learning, thinking, goal setting, and leadership development. In particular, the program prepares students in three key theme areas: wayfinding, friendships, and study skills, all of which are critical elements to success as students transition to university.

Contact Information

For general questions about the Academic Success Program, please e-mail ase@uwo.ca or message us through our Live Chat feature on http://academicsupport.uwo.ca/.

For questions specific to the Academic Success Program: Sport, which is limited to student athletes, contact Wendy Latimer, the program coordinator.

Program Types

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The First-year mentorship program matches students with upper year mentors in their faculty.

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The Sport program helps student athletes with their transition to university learning and competing at the varsity level.