Friday, November 6 from 9-3 pm
This year's event will invite members from the London & Middlesex communities and students, staff, faculty and alumni from Western to dialogue about the student experience in London & Middlesex and the role that the university plays in promoting the social, economic and cultural well-being of our surrounding communities.
Western University For the second year Engage Western brings together engaged scholars, community members and special guests to share perspectives and stories about the ways academic institutions partner with community organizations to share resources, create knowledge, and contribute to the well-being of the communities in which they are situated. The event, scheduled for Friday, November 28 from 8:00am – 2:00pm celebrates strong partnerships between Western and the London community, fosters dialogue about how partnerships can be maximized for the mutual benefit of communities and universities, and encourages participants to find new opportunities for partnership across sectors. Engage Western is open to faculty, staff, and students of Western University as well as community partners in London and Middlesex. Learn more
Engage Western brings together campus representatives, the London community and special guests to share perspectives and stories about the ways academic institutions partner with their community to work towards mobilizing knowledge, creating positive social change, and building community and university capacity.
The event is part of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada's Open Doors, Open Knowledge national campaign of events on the theme of university-community engagement, taking place at universities across the country in November.
Engage Western opens with a panel discussion on community-university engagement, featuring visiting experts and voices from University and the local community, followed by roundtable dialogues, showcasing successful community-university partnerships.
The day will wrap with Stories of Health at Western, a public storytelling initiative and community-engaged research project, taking place at 6:30 p.m. at the Wolf Performance Hall, London Public Library (Central Branch).