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Campus Recreation

Western Campus Recreation provides a variety of drop-in activities, intramural sports, instructional courses, sport clubs, and wellness services to meet the diverse fitness and recreation needs of all Western students. Facilities are open long hours year-round to provide ample opportunity for busy students to make fitness a part of their lifestyle. Registered full-time graduate students have a Campus Recreation membership. The Western ID card gives students access to all of the facilities and programs through our Membership Services area. Part-time graduate students may purchase a membership for a very low monthly rate. Graduate students also have the option of adding family members (partners and children) onto their memberships for very reasonable rates. Campus Recreation memberships include free access to:

  • A wide variety of aerobic classes including: Box fit, Cycle, Step, Stretch, Top Guns & Awesome Abs (TGAA) and Total Muscle Conditioning (TMC)
  • Aqua fitness classes
  • Cardio room
  • Drop-in gymnasia activities (basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball)
  • Racquet sports (badminton, racquetball, squash, table tennis)
  • Weight training room (5000 square feet)

In January 2009, Western opened a state-of-the-art campus recreation facility including:

  • an eight-lane, 50-metre pool with two bulkheads
  • over 200 pieces of weight and cardio fitness equipment
  • expanded cardio, weight training and program space (19,000 square feet)
  • five squash courts
  • lounge space
  • café
  • meeting and training rooms
  • massage and wellness area

The Western Student Recreation Centre was opened in part through the largest student donation at a Canadian school in history. The $35-million space is located adjacent to Thompson Recreation and Athletic Centre, home to the Western Mustangs hockey and track and field programs.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides medical and counselling services by a team of doctors year-round. Doctors at Student Health Services work in the same capacity as your family doctor and can order x-rays and blood tests, and make referrals to specialists and physiotherapists.

Society of Graduate Students - Supplemental Health Plan

Extended health insurance benefits are provided automatically for fulltime graduate students provided they are covered by their provincial health plan or equivalent (e.g. UHIP). The fee for the health plan is included in the student activity fees for each term.

Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic

From elite athletes like Eric Lindros and Steve Yzerman, to Western students and community members, the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic helps people in the pursuit of good health and fitness. With orthopedic surgeons, athletic and massage therapists, physiotherapists and sport medicine physicians, the Fowler Kennedy Clinic uses state-ofthe- art diagnostic rehabilitation equipment to develop personalized rehabilitation plans for 80,000 patients a year.

Chiropractic Care

University Community Centre, Room 49 (Lower Level) Located in the heart of campus, Dr. Neil A. Burden and Associates are available to the university community.


The Pharmacy accepts all drug plans, including SOGS. The dispensing fee is $7 on the SOGS drug plan. Order prescriptions online and have them delivered for free the same day within London, or the next day anywhere in Ontario. Transferring prescriptions from other pharmacies is easy.

Student Development Services - Psychological Services

Psychological services provide support and strategies for coping with relationships and family issues, stress and decision-making. We offer individual counselling and group workshops. Same day crisis appointments are available.

Student Emergency Response Team

The Student Emergency Response Team provides emergency care and responds to all medical emergencies on Main, Huron and Brescia campuses. These volunteers respond in co-ed teams of three, with an average response time of two minutes. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, they can be reached by dialing 911 from any campus phone. SERT also offers a variety of Red Cross-certified First Aid courses for individuals and groups.

Dental Clinics

From orthodontics to comprehensive adult care, upperyear students and faculty members work together in the clinics to diagnose and treat patients. Services include complete and partial dentures, crowns and fixed bridges, treatment of gum disease and mouth infections, extractions, endodontics (root canal treatment) and preventive care. In addition to the main adult clinic, the School houses specialized clinics in orthodontics, children's care, emergency care, oral radiology, oral surgery and endodontics.

Contact Us

Darlene McDonald
Graduate Coordinator

Department of Chemistry
Western University
Chemistry Building
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7

P (519) 661-2166
F (519) 661-3022

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00-3:30

Fields of Research

Chemical Biology

Synthesis and Catalysis

Energy and Mechanism


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