If you would like to talk, drop in and see us!
Welcome to the Western Chaplains Website

The University environment is an exciting place to be. Let's face it, it isn't just the opportunity to learn, but a whole package where one really starts to consider the meaning of life. This place is far more than simply a means to an end, or rather a ticket to a high-paying job. Unfortunately, it takes a few years to figure this out, until we're faced with some sort of crisis. Either through the shock of low grades, or just the fundamental realization that we discover that we in the wrong programme.

We sometimes set aside our faith, deeming it as either unimportant, or irrelevant to our course of study. Some of us were raised to see our studies as incompatible with faith, and therefore one or the other must be dismissed. In light of world events, there is a controversy over issues of extremist forms of religiosity within every faith tradition. These conversations are coming to the fore much more often. I would hope that among many other things, the Chaplains might be able to provide some insight of connecting faith to study. If you would like to talk, drop in and see us!

Mike Wagenman
Christian Reformed Chaplain
Coordinator of Chaplains' Services
Mission Statement
We honour and share in a commitment to truth in research, the education of the whole person and the commitment to excellence in the development of skills for the service of humanity. As chaplains we work to empower, enable, encourage and engage the university in reflection on spiritual, ethical and faith value issues; as we seek to foster commitment to and growth in community.
Quick Links
Discussion Board
Faith Clubs on Campus
Western Home
University Community Centre - Room 256
(519)661-2111 x85929
Office Hours
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
and by appointment